Love the take home message here.
I've been thinking about this for quite a while - been trying to figure which match (or matches) was that match for me; where my guy had to win. And I'm not sure I've had one. If I have, none have come to mind yet. I think maybe it's because I became a full-time fan at the relatively later age of 12 - maybe I missed out on some of that pure, untouched naivete. I mean, I knew not of works, shoots, backstage politics, etc. when I was 12, but I believe I had heard going in that it wasn't real, and I think that was in my mind, more or less, since day one.
I mean, I've had matches where my guy had to win, but that was more out of "he needs to have a headlining match at WrestleMania!". Not quite the same thing, though, is it? And I've had my favorite matches, but they're born more out of match quality. I've had mark out moments that children would roll their eyes at - Edge returning at the 2010 Royal Rumble, for instance. But I think it's not quite the same as the stuff you speak of...
Anyways, terrific read, gents. A microscopic nitpick - by the third time you had mentioned "ergonomic", I thought, "so you like this match because it's ergonomic, huh?" Penny in the ocean.
I anticipate the finale of the regular series. Cannot wait.