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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, analyzes wrestling shows, explicates promos, examines social issues, and shares personal stories about pro-wrestling's cultural merit.

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?"