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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.

Jun 6, 2016

Ricochet and Will Ospreay set the internet on fire last week with a match in New Japan Pro-Wrestling that sparked a contentious debate among fans and analysts. The match was so acrobatic (with many moves executed in a synchronized fashion) that veteran wrestlers and analysts contested that it wasn't actually wrestling, that the acrobatics negated the basic conceit of competition in pro-wrestling performance. Tim Kail, host of The Work of Wrestling podcast, firm believer in the importance of keeping pro-wrestling grounded in athletic believability, weighs in on the debate, offering his own definitive answer to the question, "Is this wrestling?"