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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.

Nov 30, 2015

This week on The Work of Wrestling podcast host Tim Kail delivers a state of the WWE union address, focusing primarily on how Vince McMahon doesn't actually know what professional wrestling is. For The Lock-Up (10:00) frankly shares his disillusionment upon realizing that cheers and boos and constructive criticism no...


Nov 23, 2015

On January 8th, 2015 Sami Zayn cut a victory promo that must never be forgotten. On this week's episode of The Work of Wrestling podcast, host Tim Kail breaks down that promo, highlighting the intricacies of Sami's speech and the universal message of hope and conviction that he espouses. Follow Tim Kail on Twitter


Nov 16, 2015

This week's episode of The Work of Wrestling podcast is dedicated to the citizens of Paris, France.

For The Lock-Up, host Tim Kail discusses the latest episode of NXT (11/11/15) paying particular attention to the excellence of Samoa Joe. The The High Spot (28:30) is an examination of why it's okay for audiences to cheer...


Nov 9, 2015

Granny Franny returns to The Work of Wrestling podcast this week for a walking conversation with host Tim Kail about life, pro-wrestling, and finding meaning in connecting with others. This is a follow-up to episodes 2 & 9, where Tim endeavors to finally complete his pro-wrestling-as-life analogy. This is a fun change...


Nov 2, 2015

This week Work of Wrestling podcast host Tim Kail explores the life-affirming nature of good art. For The Lock-Up (12:55), a review of WWE2K16 quickly transforms into a larger critique of repetition in the arts, a lack of ingenuity in videogames and film, and what "being jaded" or "cynical" really means. The The High...