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Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling is dedicated to exploring that simple truth. Host & author Tim Kail analyzes wrestling matches, explicates promos, reviews pay-per-views, and shares personal stories in an effort to provide pro-wrestling the in-depth arts criticism it genuinely deserves.

Jul 13, 2015

This week on The Work of Wrestling podcast host Tim Kail reviews the SDCC Mattell, WWE panel for The Lock Up (14:50), exploring how a modern kayfabe can revitalize professional wrestling and enhance the viewers' emotional investment. For The High Spot (23:45) Tim plays a section of his Beast in the East real-time review that got deleted, where he counters the argument that excuses RAW's woes because it's three hours and marketed towards casuals. For The Finish (41:35) Tim tells a personal story about pro-wrestling action figures, and the experience of aging beyond the magic of such toys. To submit a story email Follow on Twitter @MaximusWrestler and go to for THE RAW REVIEW and editorials on the art of wrestling.