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Is Breaking The Fourth Wall Good For The WWE?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 21 September 2017, 14:59
“Kayfabe” is a word that doesn’t hold as much meaning as it used to. The term means “treating the events in professional wrestling as true and real,” that what is seen in a show was 100% authentic as opposed to a staged production imitating an actual sports competition. For decades kayfabe was protected, wrestlers were expected to be in character 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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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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SMARK COUNTRY: WrestleMania XXXIII Recap

0 Submitted by on Mon, 03 April 2017, 14:59
World Wrestling Entertainment has dubbed this year’s WrestleMania as the “ultimate thrill ride.” Unfortunately, I have not been thrilled with most of the build up to their biggest show if the year. There are maybe two matches that I truly feel that creative has done a good job of building towards. Did this pay-per-view event assuage my fears, or reinforce Continue Reading...
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