On Finn, Seth and the beauty of wrestling with emotions
“Together, we form a necessary paradox; not a senseless contradiction”
- Criss Jami
The beauty of wrestling lays in the characters who do it. The fight can be technically flawless and full of momentum but what determines a good match is the validity of the story it tells. It can be a one night plot, or a full fledged history, it can happen in ten minutes or go on for a year. No matter what, the reason it captivates us is because of what the characters involved show us with their bodies. This is why all the best rivalries and best teams in the history of wrestling have been formed because of that spark that ignites between characters. That certain magic that makes you gasp and jump out of your seat and root for one or the other or the both of them in a dichotomy of convoluted feelings. Because in the ends that’s what is all about: feelings and emotions.
And feelings and emotions are what made Monday’s match between Seth and Finn so important. They are the reason why everyone talked about it all the night; the reason why theories and opinions are still bubbling in the fan base and everyone is waiting for the next episode of Raw.
It felt like a lot and still not enough. But that’s their signature, their brand. Giving you a ride on a perfectly executed match that is not just that. There’s a story here, a long one made of hurt, passion and hubris, that has been going on since Finn’s call up to the main roster. A story that yet has to see a conclusion - and who knows if a conclusion is really what they need. Or what we need.