Feb 10, 2019
Note: This article was originally published on January 24th, 2016. It is being reposted following www.workofwrestling.com switch from Squarespace to Libsyn.
The Attitude Era wasn't great because it was raunchy, sleazy, blood-soaked, extreme, and testosterone-fueled. In fact, all those segments, matches, and angles...
Jan 6, 2019
Note: This article was originally published in march of 2018.
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 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...
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?"
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...