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 - EP131 - Believe In Bayley
It's happening again - WWE fans are starting to turn on a once-beloved babyface. This time, it's Bayley who faces a slowly mounting resistance. Are these Bayley-Booers simply the result of "bad booking"? Are they indicative of an actual, worthwhile argument or an intelligent, critical observation of the character & the performer? Or is something else at work here - something predictably grim that needs to be squashed before it gains even more traction? Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail offers an answer to all of these questions and more by charting the coarse of the Bayley character from NXT Takeover Brooklyn in August of 2015 when she won her first NXT Women's Championship all the way to Extreme Rules 2017 where it appeared the once overflowing well of love for Bayley had all but dried up. This is an important episode that speaks to an ongoing problem in the pro-wrestling community that is have a negative effect not only on people's ability to enjoy the show, but on a pro-wrestler's ability to have a successful career. Share this episode far and wide! Resist cynicism and frustration, and embrace the positivity and sincerity embodied in Bayley. Follow Tim on Twitter @TimKailWrites. Visit www.workofwrestling.com for a variety of arts analyses pieces on pro-wrestling. Give the podcast a 5-star rating and review in Apple Podcasts.
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