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Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling is dedicated to exploring that simple truth. Host & author Tim Kail analyzes wrestling matches, explicates promos, reviews pay-per-views, and shares personal stories in an effort to provide pro-wrestling the in-depth arts criticism it genuinely deserves.

Nov 16, 2015

This week's episode of The Work of Wrestling podcast is dedicated to the citizens of Paris, France.

For The Lock-Up, host Tim Kail discusses the latest episode of NXT (11/11/15) paying particular attention to the excellence of Samoa Joe. The The High Spot (28:30) is an examination of why it's okay for audiences to cheer heels and boo heroes and how the WWE should adjust their narratives accordingly. In The Finish (48:49) Tim tells a personal story about how deviating from his daily routine led to a heightened state of joy and increased appreciation for the moment. Follow Tim on Twitter @MaximusWrestler and go to for the latest RAW REVIEW and editorial on the art of professional wrestling. Email stories and recommendations to