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Tim Kail's Raw Review

Apr 19, 2022

Seth Rollins on the April 18th episode of Monday Night Raw  

My threshold for enjoying WWE television is incredibly low these days. Some might argue even unfairly low. All I ask of RAW, for example, is for it to have a discernible through line and for that through line to slightly entertain me. This week’s episode had...

The Evolution Of A Podcaster by Tim Kail

May 9, 2020

“Welcome one and all to The Work Of Wrestling podcast where professional wrestling is analyzed and celebrated as an artistic medium…”



I first recorded those words from inside a closet in December of 2014. 

I thought being in a confined space would improve the audio quality. I also, secretly, liked the idea of...

The New Drew McIntyre Reminds Us To Have Fun

Jan 23, 2020

Drew McIntyre On Monday Night Raw


Seemingly overnight, Drew McIntyre became a guy you'd like to get a pint with.

For the past month on RAW, he's been sauntering to the ring as a big, surly, sexy bastard, perpetually grinning, cutting funny promos, counting down Claymore kicks, and connecting with the crowd.

If you're...

Here's How AEW Can Change Wrestling (If It Really Wants To)

Jan 11, 2020

Kenny Omega, Matt & Nick Jackson, Brandi & Cody of AEW


AEW's second Dynamite of the year featured back-to-back-to-back segments with The Nightmare Collective, The Dark Order, and The Butcher, The Bunny, & The Blade. 

Short The Librarians joining in to shush an already silent crowd, it watched like a parade...

AEW Can Do Better Than The Dark Order

Jan 8, 2020

 The Dark Order Of AEW


"We're going to offer a sports-centric product that focuses on the athletes and work."

With this statement, in May of 2019, Tony Khan set my expectations of All Elite Wrestling. 

I wish I had interpreted that statement as broadly as possible rather than immediately invest in the deeper...