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Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling Podcast is dedicated to exploring that simple truth. Host Tim Kail, Editor In Chief at www.workofwrestling.com, analyzes wrestling shows, explicates promos, examines social issues, and shares personal stories about pro-wrestling's cultural merit in over 100 episodes of thoughtful arts criticism.

Jan 30, 2015

What was it like to live in a world pre-Roman Reigns Royal Rumble victory? What did a hopeful, perhaps naive Tim Kail have to say about the WWE's overall improvement since 2011? In this episode, recorded prior to The 2015 Royal Rumble, host Tim Kail reminisces about CM Punk in the Lockup (11:35), what he did for the WWE...


Jan 26, 2015

Roman Reigns has won the 2015 Royal Rumble. And he was booed out of the building. How did we get here...again? Host Tim Kail is joined by long-time friend, filmmaker, and pro-wrestling fanatic Alexander Monelli for a special Royal Rumble edition of The Work of Wrestling. Both men share their experiences of the Rumble;...


Jan 19, 2015

Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose seem to make a natural team going against The Authority in the coming weeks. So why doesn't the WWE committ? In part one, The Lock Up (4:45), host Tim Kail reviews the latest Roman & Dean segments on SmackDown and how RAW fails to follow-through and how Roman & Dean represent the team...


Jan 12, 2015

In episode 2 of The Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail shares his story about being an amateur wrestler in high school - how the experience affected him and shaped him. Part One "The Lockup" is a review of the 1/5/15 episode of RAW. Part Two "The High Spot" (beginning at 10:20) is an examination of the WWE's misuse of...


Jan 4, 2015

The very first episode of The Work of Wrestling podcast! In part one, "The Lockup", host Tim Kail reviews the latest episode of NXT, discussing how a Blue Pants roll-up victory and a good Charlotte promo made him pop and why. In Part Two "The High Spot" (10:29), the most basic truth of professional wrestling...