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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.

Jul 10, 2017

Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail reviews the Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view, covering every match and the varying degrees of good, bad, and ugly. 

He kicks things off with an impassioned speech about Bray Wyatt's smiling, Seth Rollin's comeback, and then calms it down for a quick explanation of why he doesn't believe...


Jul 3, 2017

Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail returns to share a personal story about how a run-in with severe back pain led him to make some serious life changes - and, of course, pro-wrestling is partially to thank for it (but you're going to have to listen to find out exactly how and why - hint: you most likely already know what...


Jun 12, 2017

It's happening again - WWE fans are starting to turn on a once-beloved babyface. This time, it's Bayley who faces a slowly mounting resistance. Are these Bayley-Booers simply the result of "bad booking"? Are they indicative of an actual, worthwhile argument or an intelligent, critical observation of the character & the...


Jun 5, 2017

Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail returns to review the latest Raw-specific pay-per-view, Extreme Rules. 

The match was good, but did the finish to The Intercontinental Championship maximize the sympathy for Dean Ambrose and the heat for The Miz? What's the real reason Bayley is cutting promos about Wonder Woman instead...


May 29, 2017

There are six common criticisms leveled at the push of Jinder Mahal.

1) He looks like he's using steroids. 2) The WWE is just pushing him to appeal to the Indian market. 3) He's bad on the mic. 4) He can't wrestle. 5) He was jobbing just a week before his push so there was no build. 6) He just doesn't deserve it.

Do any...