The finish of a match can go a long way in determining whether it was a success or a failure.
A fitting conclusion or a satisfying result can elevate an excellent match to legendary status or completely descend an otherwise stellar bout into mediocrity.
Sunday night at Payback, World Wrestling Entertainment will promote several matches in which the finishes will be absolutely key in determining their overall quality. In the case of the two main events, which feature feuds that have been raging on for months, a poor finish could adversely effect the entire programs.
In matches featuring recent NXT call-ups such as Paige and Rusev, a strong finish can help them further gain acceptance with the audience. Similarly, a subpar finish can weaken their connection with the WWE Universe, ensuring a limit to their success.
With so much hinging on something as seemingly innocent as a finish, all eyes will be on the closing moments of each bout on the Payback card.
Just hours away from bell time, here is a look at the best finish for each of the night's advertised bouts.