The Work Of Wrestling | A Podcast Exploring The Art Of Professional Wrestling
About This Show
Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling podcast is dedicated to that simple truth.
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Most Recent Episode
WOW - EP126 - The Art Of Booking: Or Why Jinder Should Have Won
1 day ago
Jinder Mahal recently became the no.1 contender for the WWE Championship on SmackDown Live - a surprise victory that inspired a lot of debate in the pro-wrestling community. Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail dives headfirst into the depths of that debate. First, he explains why Sami Zayn (the favorite to win this match) definitely should not have won this match, and shouldn't even go near the World Championship for a full year. Secondly, Tim untangles the booking web that stems from the decision to push Jinder into a one-off main event match against Randy Orton; a complex yet logical puzzle that binds and simultaneously builds Jinder, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and AJ Styles. Lastly, Tim answers some of YOUR question about Jinder's victory, particularly as it relates to the WWE's "conservative" perspective, and how the company demonizes diversity. Shout-outs & thank yous in the open to Kevin Avery & W.Kamau Bell of Denzel Washington Is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period podcast, and all the Denzealots for their hard work, inspiration, good humor, and kindness. Follow on Twitter @TimKailWrites and visit www.workofwrestling.com.
Rated 5 out of
J Michael Mahr
A different kind of wrestling podcast
This podcast is for the creative smark who wants to see the narrative of WWE wrestling change to a better product. Tim's passion comes through throughout the podcast; be it his laugh when he surprises himself with what comes out of his mouth or a pal says something he loves; or his impassioned promos to Vince McMahon to become aware of how the WWE needs to change for a more aware world that is looking to improve.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of
DonNohVarr on Twitter
What if "This American Life" focused on wrestling
Tim Kail treats pro-wrestling like an art form while maintaining the relatable and down-to-earth passion of a wrestling fan. He will talk about wrestlers, matches, angles, etc. in a manner that is deep, detailed, and intelligent, but without sounding pretentious. Tim is like if Ira Glass was on a mission looking to help his listeners, whether or not they follow wrestling, understand what about it is so special and why he is so invested in it. He is also refreshingly vulnerable as Tim has made episodes talking about his personal struggles as a wrestling fan and as a podcast producer to stay motivated and inspired. Tim has not only helped me in a lot of ways become a better fan and representative of the wrestling fan community, he's also inspired me to pursue my own passions. He also invites his mom on for conversations which are darling and always make for an interesting discussion. I can't recommend this podcast enough. Whether Tim is expounding his passionate support for womens wrestling and equal opportunities for women wrestlers or explaining how Dean Ambrose is the Millenial hero of the WWE, he is always impassioned, on point, and captivating. Easily one of the best pro-wrestling podcasts out there. Have a nice day.
Date published: 2016-08-28