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Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling is dedicated to exploring that simple truth. Produced & hosted by Tim Kail.

The Work Of Wrestling Tim Kail

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    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling is dedicated to exploring that simple truth. Produced & hosted by Tim Kail.

    WOW - EP298 - Battle of the Belts

    WOW - EP298 - Battle of the Belts

    This week Tim Kail covers the AEW special event, Battle of the Belts.
    Topics include:
    Tim's 2 year anniversary and of being diagnosed bi polar. How Wardlow can regain some momentum. Thunder Rosa vs Jamie Hayter underwhelming. Is Claudio the right fit for the Blackpool Combat Club? And more!
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 28 min
    WOW - EP297 - Summer Slam Review (2022)

    WOW - EP297 - Summer Slam Review (2022)

    This week host Tim Kail reviews the WWE premium live event, Summer Slam!
    Topics include:
    Becky Lynch vs Bianca Belair as match of the night. Great storytelling developments for Becky Lynch. Logan Paul doing big moves to hide his lack of fundamentals. Theory on the dak path of symbolically answering for Vince McMahon's misdeeds with booking and beyond. The always enjoyable Pat McAfee. The stellar tag match bewteen The Usos and The Street Profits. Liv Morgan not inhabiting her character. The iconi imagery of the Roman Reigns/Brock Lesnar match.  
    And much more!
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    • 38 min
    WOW - EP296 - Sick, Summer Slam Review Postponed

    WOW - EP296 - Sick, Summer Slam Review Postponed

    Tim Kail is sick this week. He's tested negative for Covid so this is just a good old-fashoined cold or sinus infection. Unfortunately this means he won't be able to review all of Summer Slam. So he gives a mini review in this short, informative episode.
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 8 min
    WOW - EP295 - Death Before Dishonor Review

    WOW - EP295 - Death Before Dishonor Review

    This week Tim Kail reviews the Ring Of Honor pay-per-view Death Before Dishonor. Before he gets to the ppv, though, he offers his thoughts on Vince McMahon retiring from WWE.
    Topics include:
    Claudio winning his first world Championship. Dalton Castle making an impression. Serena Deeb being a vicious, technical master. Samoa Joe and Jay Lethal going all out. The Briscoes vs FTR being an instant classic. And much more!
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 39 min
    WOW - EP294 - The Check-In

    WOW - EP294 - The Check-In

    This week Tim Kail checks in with the listener on the state of his mental health, pro-wrestling fandom, and critical wrestling theory.
    Topics include:
    Tim's wrestling viewing habits. Low expectations for RAW. High expectations for Dynamite. Broad vs specific arts analysis. Being fair in one's critical analysis. And more!
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 39 min
    WOW - EP293 - Hold Vince McMahon Accountable

    WOW - EP293 - Hold Vince McMahon Accountable

    This week Tim Kail discusses the recent news from the Wall Street Journal that Vince McMahon comitted acts of sexual misconduct and paid millions to keep it quiet.
    Topics include:
    Tim's article "Hold Vince McMahon Accountable". The practical reason Vince McMahon must be removed. Thinking about his misdeeds through the prism of art. A simple way fans can hold him accountable. And more!
    Buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling
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    Thanks for listening!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Scott the Human ,

Professional wrestling is an art

Tim Kail knows that so much goes into wrestling beyond what we see on the surface. His thoughtful analysis makes me feel like wrestling could be taught in schools alongside great works.

jcrod17 ,

Great Stuff

Tim Kail really knows his stuff. He goes above and beyond with his constructive criticism and analysis.

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