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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.

May 1, 2017

Work of Wrestling host Tim Kail reviews the surprisingly entertaining, way better than it needed to be, WWE pay-per-view, Payback. From Kevin Owen's chin-lock to Jeff Hardy's tooth to Alexa Bliss' delightful evilness to the WWE's concerted effort to build sympathy for Roman Reigns, Tim breaks it all down, tackling all the important topics & perspectives for each match.

He also feels like he's cracked the code for why Seth Rollins vs Samoa Joe was (unfortunately) bland, not unlike Rollins v Triple H at Mania. His explanation isn't anything particularly new, but it is fundamental to good storytelling. He also offers a potential path for revitalizing the Rollins character.

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