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Dec 27, 2021

This week Tim Kail pits Raw against Dynamite to illustrate the difference between good and bad in professional wrestling.

Topics include:

  • Bobby Lashley's involvement in the title picture.
  • Leaps of logic that interrupt the suspension of disbelief.
  • Austin Theory and Vince McMahon's incoherent grumbling.
  • Why it's not biased to prefer one show over the other and allow that preference to inform criticism.
  • Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens working well together.
  • Talk shows embedded in Raw? Why?
  • Omas and AJ break up.
  • Chad Gable vs Randy Orton.
  • WWE making a joke out of its own tropes.
  • A Liv Morgan monologue.
  • Dynamite brimming with life.
  • Adam Cole vs Orange Cassidy.
  • Great character work.
  • The one thing professional wrestling needs more than anything else.
  • Hangman's subtle, emotional performance.
  • Wardlow being awesome.
  • Sean Spears is a sadist.
  • Ruby Soho's excellent selling.
  • Sting & Punk's face paint.

And more! Follow on Twitter @FTKail and