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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.

Mar 30, 2015

Purposefully recorded the day before WrestleMania 31, this episde of The Work of Wrestling podcast hosted by Tim Kail creates a unique post-Mania experience for listeners. Instead of your typical Mania results/reaction show, Tim Kail is joined by Al Monelli to discuss what they think should and what they...


Mar 23, 2015

The Work of Wrestling podcast host, Tim Kail, launches right into "The Lock-Up" this week (00:50) examining why Kevin Owens is such a captivating NXT Champion, from the subtleties of Owens' in-ring performance to the larger implications of the character's complexity as a heel with a family. He compares and contrasts...


Mar 16, 2015

This week on The Work of Wrestling podcast host Tim Kail is joined by his friend and fellow pro-wrestling fan Al Monelli to discuss the state of the WWE - what the company is doing right, what the company is doing wrong, and how the company might evolve. Hilariaty, coarse language, and philosophizing ensues. The typical...


Mar 9, 2015

This episode is all about the art of the promo! In "The Lock-Up" (8:23) Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail reviews Paul Heyman's latest Monday Night Raw promo from the March 2nd episode. Heyman's mic cut out and, somehow, this made him an even better orator. In "The High Spot" (19:20) Tim brings the millenials along for a...


Mar 2, 2015

What's your first memory of professional wrestling? That's the impetus for this week's story, and it evolves into a conversation between host Tim Kail and his brother Ben Kail about art, pro-wrestling, and the lasting impression Rocky III left on their lives.

In part one, The Lockup (11:33), Tim Kail reviews the...