Our August 15 Edition has Shadow Fire Promotions President Gregory Dennis talking Ultimate Fighting Championship Womens Bantamweight Champion Rowdy Ronda Rousey and Invicta Featherweight Champion Cyborg Justino and why a fight between the two of them will never happen, WWE’s signing of 8-year old Elijah Mainville to a WWE contract (and why the Authority must go!), SummerSlam 2015, and more!
Our August 1 podcast starts off with a few memories of The Rowdy Scot, Rowdy Roddy Piper, who passed away July 31. From there, Shadow Fire Promotions, Inc. President Gregory Dennis discusses the nickname “Rowdy” and how Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey got to use the name for herself.
He then talks about UFC 190, and gives a few thoughts on what stood out, 24 hours later.
Then, it’s on to pro wrestling, where he talks about the revival of the Tapout clothing brand, the scandal involving Hulk Hogan, SummerSlam and whether the world championship match should always be the final event on the card or not, an April 2015 ruling that could potentially affect wrestler royalties for footage shown on the WWE Network, and a study from the University of Louisville Law Review that demonstrates the legal difference between and employee and independent contractor.
Finally, in current events, the Chattanooga shooting is discussed, along with the pros and cons of arming recruiters. Also, more on the VA scandals, and what can be done about it.
The podcast wraps with talk of merchandise and upcoming guests!
For the last podcast in July, Shadow Fire Promotions (SFP) President Gregory Dennis talks about the upcoming rematch between Undertaker & Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam; Ronda Rousey’s upcoming fight in Brazil at UFC 190; an op-ed regarding Vince McMahon’s insistence that he personally be involved in every facet of WWE and not allowing any other viewpoint, despite having capable hires in the organisation; women’s roles in pro wrestling; what could be if Brock wrestled “monster” Kane (as opposed to “corporate” Kane); upcoming guests on the podcast, and more!
For our mid-July podcast, Shadow Fire Promotions President Gregory Dennis apologises for missing a show last week, but gets right into the good stuff. Our “short and sweet” podcast is probably the shortest one recorded, which is shocking, given the amount of things discussed! He talks about the return of Jeff Jarrett to the promotion he helped found, and the potential of the promotion to go away from TV if their contract is not renewed, WWE loyalists, Terry Taylor’s awful Red Rooster gimmick, NFL quarterback Ken Stabler, a happy birthday to Nikola Tesla, namesake of the band, and more!
In the Independence Day podcast, Shadow Fire Promotions President Gregory Dennis discusses independent wrestling do’s and don’ts, and ways to increase the size of your audience; Ric Flair’s new podcast, the rumoured upcoming Owen Hart DVD from WWE; The legendary supergroup, The Four Horsemen; Sting and Lex Luger in the WWE Hall of Fame; the bleed of NXT into the main WWE television roster; the AfterGLOW Fan Party Cruise; and more!
In our final podcast of June, Shadow Fire Promotions (SFP) President Gregory Dennis discusses the recent passings of Buddy Landel and Cora Combs; the serious illness of WWE Hall of Fame Member Blackjack Mulligan, in addition to the losses of “Eight Is Enough” actor Dick Van Patten, Avengers star Patrick Macnee, Yes bassist Chris Squire, film composer James Horner.
Also, more on the petition to induct former WWE Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith into the WWE Hall of Fame; the Bellator Mixed Martial Arts promotion’s airing of Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock and whether or not the fight was legitimate; the temptation for WWE to turn their developmental programme NXT into a full-time touring promotion equal to Raw and Smackdown; music streaming; the demise of the Compact Disc; and more!
The Shadow Fire Promotions podcast débuts a new name and talks about recent deaths in wrestling, recaps the Cauliflower Alley Club 50th Anniversary Reunion and merchandise from the reunion, the AfterGLOW Fan Party, Undefeated Mixed Martial Artist & pro wrestler Daniel Puder’s return to the ring, Monsters of the 5K/10K, and more!
In our fifth edition, Shadow Fire Promotions (SFP) President Gregory Dennis discusses Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 182 & 183; the WWE Network and former Fantastic Bobby Fulton's objections to it; the challenge for the Network in the future; Stone Cold Steve Austin's return to the WWE ring; Chyna in the Hall of Fame; The Authority; pay-per-view names; 3-way or Triple Threat Matches; Impact Wrestling; Global Force Wrestling; what happens if you win the Powerball jackpot; and more!
In our fourth and longest podcast, SFP President Gregory Dennis discusses the passings of Jimmy Del Ray, formerly of Jim Cornette's Heavenly Bodies; former American Wrestling Association ring announcer Rodger Kent; and Ken Weatherwax, the actor who played Pugsley on the "Addams Family" TV show; Global Force Wrestling; Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's television programme moving to Destination America; CM Punk and his signing with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and also former Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers star Jason David Frank's challenge to him; Macho Man Randy Savage and WWE's willingness to make money off his name, yet not induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame; lack of content on the WWE Network; Sting, and the possibility of a WrestleMania match against Undertaker; Damien Sandow; The Giant; are there "tweeners" in pro wrestling?; Facebook and their use of personal information from users; Net Neutrality; undefeated Mixed Martial Arts fighter and $1M Tough Enough winner Daniel Puder and his new charity, My Life, My Power; author K.D. Cormican and her book, "Whatever Makes You Blind"; Nicholas Wautier & Wautier Entertainment; and more!
In our special Marine Corps Birthday edition, SFP President Gregory Dennis wishes the Marine Corps a happy 239th birthday and discusses the WWE Network; John Cena's desire to branch into film roles that don't have him cast as an action hero; Ox Baker; former National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) President & promoter Bob Geigel; former World Wrestling Federation superstar Billy Jack Haynes and his lawsuit against WWE; Bo Dallas; WWE's obsession with Wall Street; Brock Lesnar; interim belts in Mixed Martial Arts; sports announcers vs. wrestling announcers; author K.D. Cormican and her book, "Whatever Makes You Blind"; Nicholas Wautier & Wautier Entertainment; and more!