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The Work Of Wrestling

Professional wrestling is an art. The Work Of Wrestling is dedicated to exploring that simple truth.

Tracks

WOW - EP368 - The Last Minute
In the 11th hour Tim Kail puts together an episode about coming down off the WrestleMania high, his plans for the podcast, going on hiatus, his short film, and his dog. Music by Ben Holland.
30:18 4/15/24
WOW - EP367 - WrestleMania 40 Review
It's WrestleMania week! Host Tim Kail is joined by Al Monelli to discuss and dissect WWE's latest showcase of the immortals.
76:37 4/8/24
WOW - EP366 - Simply Excited
This Saturday Tim talks about being excited for WrestleMania! He also talks about his short film, The Rock and Roman Reigns being self-actualized, and gives tips for navigating WrestleMania. Follow The Work Of Wrestling on X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
27:46 4/6/24
WOW - EP365 - What is a man?
This week on The Work Of Wrestling podcast Tim Kail analyzes the latest incarnation of The Rock, eventually leading him to ask "What is a man in 2024?"
31:24 4/1/24
WOW - EP364 - Let them fight!
In this episode host Tim Kail compares and contrasts arguments had in a relationship with professional wrestling matches. Follow WOW on X, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
22:45 3/25/24
WOW - EP363 - The Rock Renaissance
(Note: if the audio sounds strange it's because I was using my Zoom H1N for the intro and outro - Rocky, my dog, wouldn't let me record in the room with the better mic, so I ask for your forgiveness and give you my thanks) This week Tim Kail talks about The Rock, only everything he's doing outside the ring. He then compares that to what he has going on and what we all have going on. Topics include: Pro-Wrestling Movies Social media Exercise and nutrition Spot on The Board of TKO Sit-com Athletic Wear line with Underarmor including his own shoes. A credit card Acorn w/Visa Terramana Tequilla XFL into the UFL Papatui skin care for men Father Husband  Son Being a good person And more! Follow The Work Of Wrestling on X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
42:08 3/18/24
WOW - EP362 - Share
This week Tim Kail returns to talk about the ongoing Road To WrestleMania (among other things). Topics include: The Rock being amazing. Roman Reigns' aura. Social Media promos being superior to television promos. What if Tim wrote a wrestling book? And more. Follow The Work Of Wrestling on X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
22:12 3/11/24
WOW - EP361 - John Macy
This week Tim is joined by his friend John Macy for a discussion on a variety of pro-wrestling topics, including but not limited to: John's thoughts on The Iron Claw. Our viewing habits. Losing interest in AEW. The downside of two more AEW shows. Too much wrestling. CM Punk. AEW Fight Forever. And more! Follow The Work Of Wrestling on X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
56:24 3/4/24
WOW - EP36O - Elimination Chamber Review (2024)
This week Tim Kail reviews WWE's latest premium live event, Eliminatioin Chamber. Topics include: not getting enough sleep. Becky Lynch's Raw promos. Randy Orton telling a story. The dryness of Drew McIntyre vs Seth Rollins. Nia's lack of fluidity in the ring. Rhea Ripley winning in the main event. How to tell the story of a wrestler's resiliency in a new way. And more! Follow The Work Of Wrestling on X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
30:34 2/26/24
WOW - EP359 - The Return of The Rock
This week on the podcast Tim examines The Rock's promo from the February 16th episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Topics include: Dwayne Johnson still having access to this character. What's new about Dwayne Johnson that makes the character all the better. Dwayne Johnson doing this because he loves it. The clarity of the character's motivations. And more! Follow The Work Of Wrestling on X, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
33:01 2/19/24
WOW - EP358 - A Rock And A Hard Place
This week Tim talks about the WrestleMania Kickoff show, The Rock's performance, bad writing, Cody Rhodes vs Roman Reigns, and what match The Rock could have at WrestleMania. Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
16:43 2/12/24
WOW - EP357 - We Want Cody?
Tim Kail returns for a surprise episode all about The Rock vs Roman Reigns. Topics include: Metlzer journalism. The way WWE got to The Rock vs Roman Reigns  How they could f*&$ up something so simple. We Want Cody hashtag and inevitable chants. Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
20:22 2/5/24
WOW - EP356 - The Royal Rumble w/Al Monelli
Work Of Wrestling host Tim Kail is joined by his longtime friend and fellow pro-wrestling fan, Alexander Monelli to review the 2024 Royal Rumble. They discuss each match of the Royal Rumble as well as: the awesomeness of Jade Cargil loving Roman Reigns whether or not The Rock "went into business for himself?" if it's definitely Cody vs Roman Reigns at WrestleMania the contracdictory nature of "finishing the story" within a neverending story. And much more. Watch Al's great documentaries at www.monellifilms.com Subscribe to The Work of Wrestling on social media @WorkOfWrestling Thank you for listening!
48:58 1/29/24
WOW - EP355 - Christmas Special
It's Christmas day, and Tim Kail returns to give the gift of a new episode! He talks about his evolving relationship with wrestling, how he hasn't been watching AEW, how his mental health has been, and why he loves pro-wrestling so much. Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
31:24 12/25/23
WOW - EP354 - You Ask, Tim Answers
Tim Kail returns for a new round of questions from the listeners. You wanted to know how Tim's work on his short films affecteed his appreciation for the pro-wrestling craft, who Tim would want to see in AEW & WWE, Tim's advice for how to get "back into" wrestling, his thoughts on the upcoming film The Iron Claw, his thoughts on whether AEW uses blood too much and WWE not enough, who would Tim put on the pro-wrestling Mount Rushmore, his favorite movies of the year, who could defeat Roman Reigns, who on the current roster has the potential to be the next top guy, how Tim comes up with thoughtful questions and what he most enjoys about interviewing someone, what Tim thought of Punk's latest promo, what favorite dish he's most looking foward to this holiday season, a series of questions from Mith Gifs, and finally how to manage a low point in one's wrestling fandom. Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
79:45 12/11/23
WOW - EP353 - CM Punk Returns To WWE
CM Punk has returned to WWE! And even though he's still on hiatus, Tim Kail dusted off the microphone and recorded some thoughts on this seminal moment in pro-wrestling history. Topics include: Tim making a top 5 wrestlers list in real-time. How some characters expand a fan's consciousness. Why CM Punk is so beloved by a particular generation of fans. How will Punk exist in modern WWE? How will he regard his time in AEW? Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
34:40 11/27/23
WOW - EP352 - The Soul of Things
Tim Kail returns for a "Holiday Special" episode. He talks about what he's grateful for as well as his disdain for professional wrestling journalism. This episode, while inspired by the holiday spirit, is not family friendly! Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
34:38 11/22/23
WOW - EP351 - Relax & Play Starfield
Tim Kail announces he's going back on hiatus. He's working on promoting one short film as he starts work on a feature and needs to clear up his headspace. That said, he's pleased with the handful of episodes his done this mini-season.  In this episode topics include: AEW being in a good place. Not being a fan of Seth Rollins. Roman Reigns being a captivating motherf&*#@$ And more! Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Music by Ben Holland. Thanks for listening!
33:12 9/18/23
WOW - EP35O - Fired
This week Tim Kail talks CM Punk being fired from AEW. Topics include: Tim's new article on www.workofwrestling.com 'CM Punk is Toxic and We're Okay'. how fans get brainwashed into believing anything. directing one's anger in the right direction. drama following Punk. the "love fest" being short-lived. And much more! Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Music by Ben Holland. Thanks for listening!
24:18 9/11/23
WOW - EP349 - Payback Review (2023)
This week Tim Kail returns to review WWE's event, Payback. Topics include: Becky Lynch's emotional vulnerability being her strength. Austin Theory and Rey Mysterio performing a quintessential WWE match (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). Tim's concern for the future of Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. A beautiful vignette on Cody Rhodes. Size not mattering in Raquel vs Rhea. Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura telling a good story. And much more! Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
19:07 9/4/23
WOW - EP348 - AEW All In Review (2023)
This week Tim Kail joins the wrestling universe in London, England to watch AEW All In play out at Wembley Stadium. Topics include: the perfection of Jack Perry vs Hook. how giving CM Punk is in his matches. hitting the reset button on Saraya. The Stadium Stampede not living up to expectations. Why Tim doesn't care for FTR and The Young Bucks. Chris Jericho vs Will Ospreay not quite clicking. The complexity of Adam Cole vs MJF. And much more! Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
44:21 8/28/23
WOW - EP347 - RIP Bray Wyatt
The wrestling world was shocked Thursday by news of Bray Wyatt's death (cause of death unkown at the time of this writing). Work Of Wrestling host shares his thoughts on Bray, commenting on his creativity, his WWE career, and what his passing should mean for all wrestling fans. Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
13:11 8/25/23
WOW - EP346 - Something To That
Work Of Wrestling host Tim Kail gets existential in the latest episode, inspired by an interaction he had with a fellow AEW fan. Topics indlude: Is the universe just having a long conversation with itself? What can we learn about our universe by imagining a lifeless one? What positives can be gained by interpretting the universe as organism that desires understanding? Until August 22nd, buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening! Music by Ben Holland.
23:15 8/21/23
WOW - EP345 - What I Am
Tim Kail returns to talk about the things he hates about professional wrestling. It's not as harsh as it sounds! It's actually quite constructive. Topics include: Why he's closing his tee-shirt store and switching off his Patreon. Long pauses to allow fans to chant. Impromptu matches. Modern promos. Until August 22nd, buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening! Music by Ben Holland.
40:38 8/14/23
WOW - EP344 - Summer Slam Review (2023)
Tim Kail returns once again to review WWE's latest PLE, Summer Slam. Tim goes over each match from Logan Paul vs Ricochet to Roman Reigns vs Jey Uso. The standouts for him were Brock Lesnar vs Cody Rhodes and Asuka vs Bianca Belair vs Charlotte. Watch Tim's wrestling videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@WorkOfWrestling Buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling Email Tim at wrestlingworks@gmail.com for inquiries and feedback. And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening! Music by Ben Holland.
47:24 8/7/23
WOW - EP343 - X
Work Of Wrestling podcast host Tim Kail makes a surprise return for this special episode where he discusses excitement for Summer Slam, life away from pro-wrestling, working on short films, ghosting and hurting friends, the excellence of the Bloodline story, Tim's issue with the basic structures of pro-wrestling storytelling, and much more! Watch Tim's wrestling videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@WorkOfWrestling Buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
33:24 8/2/23
WOW - EP342 - The Cynic
What kind of pro-wrestling critic has Tim Kail become? That's the question at the heart of this season finale episode of The Work Of Wrestling podcast. Topics include: taking a hiatus from Work Of Wrestling. doing WOW weekly for 1 year and 9 months. what Tim will do while on hiatus. the grounding power of producing a weekly podcast. is Work Of Wrestling kind of...dead? being self conscious about one's wrestling "takes"? why it's all working out the way it's supposed to. Watch Tim's wrestling videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@WorkOfWrestling Buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling Become a Patreon subscriber at www.patreon.com/workofwrestling And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
45:54 5/15/23
WOW - EP341 - Backlash Review
For this week, the penultimate episode of the season, Tim Kail review WWE's latest premium live event, Backlash. Topics include: the ways in which WWE is narratively lazy. Bianca Belair carrying herself like a champ. what would Bret Hart do with Omos? Bobby Lashley vs Austin Theory vs Bronson Reed delivering. Zelina Vega overdelivering. Damian Preist vs Bad Bunny. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens & Matt Riddle vs The Bloodline. Loving Brock Lesnar vs Cody Rhodes. Watch Tim's wrestling videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@WorkOfWrestling Buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling Become a Patreon subscriber at www.patreon.com/workofwrestling And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
29:11 5/8/23
WOW - EP340 - Week 3
Tim Kail returns for another week of in-depth reviews of Raw, Dynamite, and SmackDown. Topics include: A review of Monday Night Raw 4/24/23 A review of AEW Dynamite 4/26/23 A review of Smack Down 4/28/23 The similarities and differences between WWE and AEW. The way WWE puts midcard characters in little stories. Wanting the Blackpool Combat Club to attack more than jobbers. Watch Tim's wrestling videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@WorkOfWrestling Buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling Become a Patreon subscriber at www.patreon.com/workofwrestling And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
78:59 5/1/23
WOW - EP339 - Week 2
In this episode it's Week 2 of Tim's experiment chronicling his week of pro-wrestling watching.  Topics include: Quality vs consistency. The differences between WWE & AEW. WWE's robotic characters. Can Seth Rollins "put it all together"? Trish Stratus talking to us like children. The distinction between WWE and other television. The death of Rampage. AEW's inconsistency with narrative. WWE's dead crowds. 3 of the 4 pillars not being good at promos. Ricochet and Braun Strowman. SmackDown ending on a few good matches. Watch Tim's wrestling videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@WorkOfWrestling Buy WOW-themed tee-shirts at www.prowrestlingtees.com/workofwrestling Become a Patreon subscriber at www.patreon.com/workofwrestling And follow on Social Media @WorkOfWrestling on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Thanks for listening!
87:13 4/24/23