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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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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs Ep 12: Extremely Mild Rules

0 Submitted by on Fri, 09 June 2017, 17:59
Didn’t the WWE promise fewer PPVs in 2017? What did Gene and Richard think of year’s Extreme Rules? Is there any way to save Bayley from the writers’ room death spiral? Is Dean Ambrose about to become the smack talker we need? And do we even need to talk about the Drifter? Plus question time, and the latest update on 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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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs: Episode 8

0 Submitted by on Thu, 09 February 2017, 09:59
Royal Rumble! Wrestlekingdom! Ring of Honor! Wrestlekingdom! World of Sport! Wrestlekingdom! WWE’s UK championship! And did we mention Wrestlekingdom? Richard and Gene survive the busiest wrestling January in memory, only to complain about three hour Raws, wonder when the Roman Reigns experiment will end, and to bask in the wonder of the greatest match ever!...
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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs: Ep 7

1 Submitted by on Wed, 04 January 2017, 10:59
Thumbtacks and Screwjobs get a little serious when Richard sits down with Sarah Coulter, co-writer of the upcoming Chris Benoit biopic Crossface. Get you first word on what could be the most controversial wrestling movie ever made....
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