There’s something that I sort of want to get off of my mind.
What happened to Finn wasn’t Seth’s fault. I think most logical prople can come to that conclusion, that wrestling is very physical and trying, that human beings are putting themselves into something that could jeopardize their health for the sake of atheticism and entertainment; it’s why we, as wrestling fans, are appalled when people dismiss our interest as being “fake”. It’s also safe to assume that there was no malice in what occured, nor animosity between these two men. They are competitors that consented to the risk, and they are friends in real life.
With that being said, our favorites and the media that we consume are not exempt from criticism. Criticism is how we now have a Women’s, instead of a Diva’s, division. Criticism is why The Rock can no longer casually spout homophobic and transphobic slurs on live TV. Criticism is why the segment where Ric Flair told Natalya to go kill herself was edited.
It’s alarming to see some sectors of fans call for Seth’s head, as it is alarming to see other sectors of fans vocalize that Seth is exempt from critical observation.
If two people have have been seriously injured by a move in such a short span of time, one of which had to be retired as a result, it may simply be time to re-evaluate said move. I don’t think it’s too drastic to make such a suggestion, nor is it a criminal offense to be like “hey maybe that isn’t a great thing”. The health and safety of these athletes that work hard for us is significantly more paramount over our preferences for certain people, and I believe that we can all agree on that; I also believe that civil conversation can be had, or at least some sort of understanding in the fandom can be reached about this factor.