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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 and Screwjobs Ep 18 – Wrasslemonomania!

0 Submitted by on Mon, 16 April 2018, 11:16
Gene and Richard survive 17,682 hours of Wrestlemania, and look back over the biggest, longest weekend on the wrestling calendar. With the dust settling over NoLa, the T and S crew question whether WWE will ever celebrate Rusev Day, what the hell the booking team was thinking, who the weekend’s biggest winner was (hint: it wasn’t anyone on the WWE Continue Reading...
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Thumbtacks and Screwjobs Ep 17: Still %^*^ This Company

1 Submitted by on Fri, 09 February 2018, 10:35
Wrasslin’ returns! Richard and Gene explore the greatest mystery of all – a Royal Rumble that doesn’t suck. In fact, a Royal Rumble that was so good that they almost forgot about Wrestle Kingdom for five minutes. Plus, Gene cuts the promo to end all promos on Raw 25. Earmuffs, children, earmuffs!...
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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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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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