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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.

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 Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens as modern faces and modern heels, sharing his hope to see thes two master-craftsman headline WrestleMania one day. On The High Spot (15:36) Tim shares the work of Kyle & Oliver, the creators of the YouTube music video series "Pro-Wrestling Goes Acoustic". Their song "Yes Movement" is an inspirational parody that sums up exactly what pro-wrestling fans are feeling about the WWE, why pro-wrestling fans love Daniel Bryan, and why it is that pro-wrestling fans need to band together and keep chanting "YES!" Tim also explains why the work of Kyle & Oliver is a good model for creating an cohesive social media artistic endeavor. Subscribe to their YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/kyleandoliver)! Lastly, in "The Finish" (23:38), fellow pro-wrestling analyst Andrea Gregovich shares a story about the first time she experienced pro-wrestling as a symbolic narrative, a deep, literary, theatrical experience. Her awakening is a testament to the artistic worth and power of the professional wrestling medium. Read her blog www.thespectacleofexcess.wordpress.com. There will be a new RAW REVIEW and a new NXT REPORT on www.workofwrestling.com this upcomming TUES and SAT respectively. You can follow Tim Kail on Twitter @MaximusWrestler and be sure to subscribe to The Work Of Wrestling podcast in iTunes. Give the show a rating and a review and have a very nice day!