It has been said that life is like a mosaic, in that its fleeting moments cannot be properly evaluated in isolation, but only when you take a step back to view them within their proper context.
That's probably a little too grandiose for professional wrestling, but the principle can be applied to a medium whose great heart-stopping, life-affirming moments are often preceded by months (and, in some cases, years) of laying the groundwork and testing the fan waters with a tentative elbow.
There have been many WWE moments over the last few years that have left long-suffering viewers scratching their heads: the wrong guy going over, a popular wrestler with designs on the main event inexplicably getting the shovel treatment, a gaping plot-hole seemingly left unaddressed.
Some of them, even years later, are still no closer to a resolution (at least not one that would really satisfy the fans). But occasionally, the loose ends just neatly tie themselves up at the last minute, and you grudgingly come round to the idea that, yes, it may have been a sensible decision after all.
Hindsight is 20/20, though.