The host and creator of Busted Open, Dave LaGreca is an award winning radio talent with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He’s a lifelong pro wrestling fan who has traveled all around the country interviewing legends like Ric Flair, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Vince McMahon and more. His knowledge of the history of pro wrestling, specifically the “golden age” of wrestling in the 80's, is unmatched. Dave attended college at William Patterson University and spent the first part of his career working for the NHL Network. Before the launch of Busted Open, Dave was an integral part of SiriusXM NFL Radio, working as the lead producer of “The Opening Drive” before taking Busted Open five days a week in 2017.
Host of “The Luke Thomas Show”. Luke is a leading voice and analyst in Mixed Martial Arts. Outside of his daily show on SiriusXM, Luke is also the host of "The MMA Hour" and "The MMA Beat" on MMAfighting.com. Luke is a graduate of William & Mary College and achieved the rank of Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
Do you know who he is...of course you do. He's one half of the most decorated tag team of all time, the Dudley Boys, capturing 24 World Tag Team Championships over his lengthy career. He's an ECW original, a 9x WWE Tag Team Champion, a 2x TNA World Heavyweight Champion & Hall of Famer, and he's a current Ring of Honor Star. In 2018, he and his tag team partner D'Von were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as the iconic Dudley Boys. He has done it all in the world of pro wrestling and sports entertainment and now he's dominating the air waves on Busted Open. Some call him Bubba Ray but here he's Bully Ray and we're happy to have him part of our team.
"The World’s Strongest Man," Mark Henry is an American retired Olympic weightlifter, powerlifter, strongman, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstar. Mark was a two-time Olympian in 1992 and 1996 and a gold, silver and bronze medalist at the Pan American Games in 1995. In 2002, he also won the first annual Arnold Strongman Classic. During his illustrious 21-year wresting career, Mark has been a WWE World Heavyweight Champion, ECW World Heavyweight Champion and WWE European Champion.
Tommy Dreamer is an iconic professional wrestler who has transcended the world of wrestling for almost three decades as both a performer and creative driving force. A lifelong wrestling fan, Dreamer would become the heart and soul of Extreme Championship Wrestling before joining World Wrestling Entertainment, where he would work as both a performer and in talent relations. Dreamer has held every position in professional wrestling: performer, agent, writer and producer of TV & Pay Per View events. Dreamer also worked in Total Nonstop Action (Impact) Wrestling and with Ring of Honor. In 2012, he founded his own wrestling promotion, House of Hardcore, in a bid to continue to give to the only business he’s ever known. A father of twin daughters, and an avid lover of dogs, Tommy Dreamer has influenced countless careers and educated even more in a career that still goes strong today.
A pioneer of women's MMA, Miesha Tate is the former Women's UFC Bantamweight Champion and she currently hosts "MMA Tonight" every Wednesday. She resides in Las Vegas where she occasionally carries injured children to safety on her hikes. She's a huge animal lover, owner of two dogs and two chickens and plans to have her own micro pig in the near future. She's a cake baking enthusiast and actually has a her own little cupcake in the oven and will soon be welcoming her daughter into the world!
In 2010 Dan Hardy became the first ever MMA fighter from the UK to challenge for a UFC world title when he fought GSP (Georges St. Pierre) in New Jersey. His refusal to give up and ability to take the champion the distance won him an army of fans and supporters around the world that still follow him today and cemented him as UK MMA royalty and a true fan favourite. Following Dan’s forced retirement from the sport of MMA in 2013, due to Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, he’s cultivated a highly successful career as a commentator and analyst in and around the UFC
Host of “At The Fights”, Mondays & Fridays from 6-8pm ET. Gerry is a former world-class heavyweight boxer earning a record of 28-3 with 24 KOs in his career. Since hanging up his gloves, he’s promoted numerous championship boxing shows while also founding F.I.S.T, which is a non-profit organization to help boxers to transition to life outside of the ring.
A.J. Hawk is a retired professional football player who resides in Columbus, Ohio. He was a two-time All-American at Ohio State before being drafted # 5 overall to the Green Bay Packers. He was voted team captain during the playoffs on the way to winning Super Bowl XLV. He retired after playing 11 seasons in the NFL. Besides MMA Tonight, he is the host of The HawkCast podcast as well as being a game analyst for Fox Sports.
Jimmy Smith is a veteran combat sports commentator who has called fights for the UFC, Bellator, PBC Boxing, Affliction, and M1. He was also the host of Fight Quest for the Discovery Channel where he traveled the world studying and competing in a variety of martial arts. He holds a BJJ black belt under Rey Diogo and a pro MMA record of 6-1.
Host of “At The Fights”, Mondays & Fridays from 6-8pm ET. Known as “The Commish”, Randy is the former Chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission (1988-95). He served as Editor-in-Chief of The Ring Magazine and Boxing Illustrated. He was also the Associate Editor of Big Book of Boxing, World Boxing Magazine and International Boxing Magazine prior to joining publisher Bert Sugar at The Ring. Randy is a graduate of Long Island University.
RJ Clifford is a retired MMA fighter with over a decade of experience working in the sport. After a college wrestling career at San Francisco State, Clifford began fighting professionally in promotions such as Strikeforce and RFA. The former Editor-in-Chief of TapouT Magazine was a mainstay of fight programming on SiriusXM since the first MMA show on its airwaves back in 2010. He lives in Long Beach, CA with his wife Vickie and their very loud dogs, Bulldozer and Bruce.
Akin “Ak” Reyes was born and raised in Brooklyn with a brief stint in Puerto Rico. He has a strong background in boxing, being that he was an amateur boxer, with over 70 fights. Though he was forced into the sport by his father at the tender age of 6, he eventually acquired a burning desire for the sweet science which was very instrumental in the teaching of the ins and out of the sport to his younger brother, Shamir Reyes who later went on to become a decorated professional boxer, and even signed a pact with the legendary Don King Promotions.
Barak Bess was raised in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, NY and has a strong background in martial arts. Since the age of 6 he has competed in various karate tournaments throughout NYC. Studying styles such as, Shotokan, Seido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His love and involvement in combat sports spilled over to boxing at a young age. He entered the boxing world as a photographer, but his comedic ability, charisma and knowledge of the sport elevated him to host of a boxing show on Sirius XM Rush 93. He is also one of the hosts of the popular boxing show The Sweet Scientists, on 50 Cent's website, Thisis50.com.
Ryan is a sportswriter specializing in Mixed Martial Arts for Yahoo! Sports and UFC Magazine. Based out of Las Vegas, Ryan is in attendance to cover all UFC events from Sin City. Ryan is a graduate of Ball State University.