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May 18, 2020

Tim Kail examines artistic realism in professional wrestling; what distinguishes realistic wrestling from surrealistic or impressionistic wrestling, and the various potential approaches to realism.

Topics include:

  • The definition of "Realism" as an artistic movement or genre.
  • Bret Hart as "The Technician".
  • Steve Austin as "The Brawler".
  • Brock Lesnar as "The Mixed Martial Artist".
  • Tomohiro Ishii as "The Fighter".
  • The unifying principle of art that goes beyond genre, philosophy, or ideology.

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