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Professional wrestling is an art. The Work of Wrestling Podcast is dedicated to exploring that simple truth. Host Tim Kail, Editor In Chief at, analyzes wrestling shows, explicates promos, examines social issues, and shares personal stories about pro-wrestling's cultural merit.

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