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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs Episode 20 – Extreme Fools

0 Submitted by on Tue, 31 July 2018, 13:01
Gene and Richard go full on Jim-Cornette-thinking-about-Russo this time with Extreme Rules, when the greatest roster in recent WWE history puts on the worst PPV imaginable, and dream matches are frittered away. Seriously, will it ever be Rusev Day?  ...
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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs Episode 19 – Second Best in the World

0 Submitted by on Mon, 02 July 2018, 10:03
How do Gene and Richard manage to sound some calm and collected? Oh, right, because they’ve watched some wrestling other than WWE this week. Our resident grapple fans question whether WWE really has two belts, the Fox deal, and terrible, terrible booking, but then make their day better by discussing New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Continue Reading...
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Thumbtacks & Screwjobs Ep 16: Hell in a Handbasket

0 Submitted by on Mon, 16 October 2017, 11:59
Hush, hush, whisper your age, Shane McMahon is too old for this cage. Gene and Richard survive another two WWE PPVs, and then wonder exactly why they do this to themselves when so many wrestlers are avoiding the company like the plague. Plus, why the WWE is so scared of the Elite, the Instagram heard around the world, why Wrestle Continue Reading...
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Thumbtacks & Screwjobs: Ep 15 – Summerslam 2017

0 Submitted by on Thu, 07 September 2017, 16:59
It’s a triple threat Thumbtacks and Screwjobs, as Gene and Richard tag in young lion Dave for a review of the second most important WWE PPV, and explain why it’s not that important any more. Plus we take on Lucha Underground’s Cueto Cup, dismantle the PWI 500 list, and are there too many tournaments, or are promotions just not doing Continue Reading...
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Thumbtacks & Screwjobs: Ep 14 – Battleground 2017

0 Submitted by on Mon, 31 July 2017, 16:59
War is hell … and so was Battleground. Gene and Richard pick their jaws off the floor for one of the worst WWE PPVs of all time, and ask the big questions. Why did the finishes depend on wrestlers being complete numbskulls? Why were the big two matches obstacle courses? Is the booking team actually trying to kill Smackdown before Continue Reading...
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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs Ep 13: Unlucky 13

0 Submitted by on Mon, 17 July 2017, 10:59
Just when you thought the WWE was going to slow up on PPVs, here comes the back-to-back-to-back fiasco of Money in the Bank, Great Balls of Fire (really, Vince? Really?) and the upcoming mess that will be Battleground. Join Gene and Richard as the wonder why they torture themselves with the network, celebrate the raw genius of the New Japan Continue Reading...
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WCPW vs The World: Why Pro Wrestling on YouTube is in Peril

0 Submitted by on Tue, 06 June 2017, 08:59
Many here at One Of Us have a little love in our hearts for pro wrestling. Aside from our wrestling podcast, Thumbtacks and Screwjobs, myself and others have written or spoken about wrestling on this site. While the WWE, for better or worse, is still seen as the king of wrestling entertainment, several independent wrestling companies have risen to prominence Continue Reading...
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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs Ep 11: Backrash 2017 or Yes, It’s Time to Hinder Jinder

0 Submitted by on Mon, 29 May 2017, 08:59
Can we just have one weekend in which an NXT Takeover doesn’t completely blow the main WWE PPV out of the water? Gene and Richard relish how good modern booking is on the supposed WWE C-show, and how DIY broke their hearts in Chicago, before getting downright mean about the terrible Backr… uh Backlash 2017. Fans of Randy Orton, cover Continue Reading...
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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs Episode 10: Payback is a Blerch

3 Submitted by on Fri, 12 May 2017, 17:59
Post-Wrestlemania blues abound as Gene and Richard feel shortchanged by WWE’s Payback PPV, panic about Backlash, get excited for New Japan versus ROH, and feel a little smug about being on the Keith Lee train early. Plus Shibata, Honma, hating the Hangman’s DDT, forecasting the future of the Bullet Club, and the question on everyone’s lips: why Jinder?...
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