Patience isn't a trait typically associated with wrestling fans, particularly the hardcores, who'll take to the internet to fill social media with vitriol and disgust the moment a disagreeable decision goes down on WWE television.
Everyone has done it at one point in their fandom. Everyone. Some groups do it more than others, admittedly, but can you even call yourself a real fan if you didn't get frothy when Batista won the 2014 Royal Rumble or the time Vince McMahon refused to push, say, Cesaro?
Big losses regularly provoke such reactions, and it's easy to get lost in the storm of negativity. Sometimes, though, it pays to stay calm, sit back, and let it all play out. WWE don't always book long-term storylines well, but there are times when they feel a big name must be sacrificed for something bigger, though it isn't always obvious at the time.
Note that the titular "greater good" refers to WWE's perspective. This isn't an attempt at justifying the decisions within. Though a number of them worked, the others failed because not only were they destructive for the losers, but they also failed the produce the intended benefits for everyone else.
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