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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.

Aug 22, 2017

Tim Kail and Al Monelli join forces once again to review the latest blockbuster WWE pay-per-view, Summer Slam! To start off, Tim gives a brief summation of the kick-off show, breaking down the excellence of Neville vs Tozawa and The Usos vs New Day. Then, Al & Tim delve into the rest of the show, from Baron Corbin vs Cena to Finn Balor's demon to Braun Strowman's monstrous excellence; but they don't just think Bruan's excellent because he beats up Roman Reigns (like everyone else)! They explain, in specific detail, why Bruan is good, why Roman is good, why Somoa Joe is good, why Brock is good...why everyone in the main event is good and why it was a spectacular match and the absolute best of the night. They correctly identify why the love for Braun Strowman is primarily the result of a hatred of Roman Reigns despite the fact that Braun is actually an underrated performer and why Roman Reigns is, very simply, cool. They tell some hard truths about Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins, and explore why the Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jinder Mahal match didn't quite hit its stride despite the quality of both performers, and much more!

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