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Tim Kail's Raw Review

Jan 16, 2019

 

I skimmed this week's Raw, and came away feeling...weird.

This was, at the very least, a new emotional response.

I felt less like I was watching WWE's flagship series and more like I was watching a parallel universe's vague facsimile. It’s not that I think the booking decisions were bad or that the performances...


The McMahon Behind The Curtain

Jan 6, 2019

Note: This article was originally published in march of 2018.

Part I:

Everything I Ever Wanted

The opening segment of the March 12th, 2018 episode of Monday Night Raw is like a beacon guiding us into the future, illuminating what the WWE could (and hopefully will) become one day. 

In it, Roman Reigns, yet again irate...


Nov 29, 2018

In the season finale of Work of Wrestling podcast, host Tim Kail answers your questions!

You asked:

Should part-timers only face part-timers or give the younger generation "the rub"?

How do you make second-tier titles relevant again, and will "The Fox Deal" end SmackDown's run as "The B-Show"?

How does irony, meme, and...


Nov 22, 2018

Tim Kail skips the pleasantries and gets right to the point: Survivor Series was pointless with the exception of two excellent matches.

Focusing on Ronda Rousey vs Charlotte and Daniel Bryan vs Brock Lesnar, Tim dissects why these matches were so interesting and how they exemplify pro-wrestling's artistic merit.

He...


Nov 15, 2018

Tim Kail returns to explore the role cynicism plays in modern pro-wrestling fandom, wondering "Maybe I need to change the way I watch WWE".

In three points, he describes his own process of turning from optimism to pessimism, expectation to resignation.

1 - TIME - he doesn't want to waste it.

2 - EXPERIENCE - he's been...