The revelation occurred during the main event, when Finn Bálor defended the NXT Championship against his former best friend and betrayer, Samoa Joe. I had not seen a performer like Bálor before, quick and acrobatic, accurately described as "James Dean cool, John Wayne tough." For big matches, Bálor enters the ring body-painted as a "Demon King" from Irish lore. His character is masculine, noble, brave, a man you want to root for. So I began to root for him against Joe, a formidable brawler who personifies malevolent entitlement, a character willing to sacrifice 10 years of friendship in order to seize a title opportunity. It was a hell of a fight. Wrestling can be balletic, as when you have two skilled improvisers who know each other well, taking turns making each other look good, combining each other's best moves into stunning reversals, knowing for sure only what the final conclusion of their match must be.