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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...


The Purpose Of Opinion In Pro-Wrestling (And Beyond)

Sep 8, 2018

What is the purpose of an opinion?

I can honestly tell you, dear reader, I've never actually asked that question before. I've always just had opinions in the same way I've had blood and bones and organs. They're just in there, somewhere, doing their job, without me ever really needing to ask, "What is their job?"

This...


WWE Pre-Show Podcasters Break Kayfabe

Aug 19, 2018

In recent years, the WWE has welcomed pro-wrestling podcasters to sit on pay-per-view pre-show panels.

These podcasters who, in real-life, dissect pro-wrestling for the entertainment it is, provide faux-analysis throughout the pre-show: match-outcome predictions and quick examinations of rivalries.

In short, they...


The Road To Better Representation Of Asians At WrestleMania

Aug 18, 2018

 

Note: The following is a guest post by Daniel Lee. You can follow Daniel on Twitter @Lee_Daniel721.

On January 28th, 2018, two performers of Japanese descent, Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka, won their respective Royal Rumble matches. 

This was a defining moment, both in pro-wrestling history, and in my personal...