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The Rule of Three

The Rule of Three

Three is the first number to which the meaning “all” was given.

The triad is made up of a beginning, middle, and end. Together, they are whole.

Stories are more effective, persuasive, and memorable when focused on three points or ideas. The three wise men, three amigos, and three little pigs are classics for this reason.

As you can see, three is the smallest number of elements required to create a pattern, and it’s patterns that stick into our minds.

Songs with a verse, bridge, and chorus are widely considered the gold standard today. Any more or less sophisticated and the artist risks it’s popularity and thus it’s return on investment.

But the best triad is the Holy Trinity: the father, the son, and the holy spirit represents the power of three more succinctly than any other.

They say that everything that comes in threes is perfect.

Old School Wrestling has caught onto this ideal as of late.

We’ve seen alliances new and old clash recently, and the bad blood between them all will come to a head at FTW, where the best of OSW’s trios will be crowned.

Some trios can be persuasive, or even effective in their pursuit of this grail. But I only see three other stables as memorable.

Jet Set Radio remind me of the three musketeers. Their “all for one, and one for all” motto exhibits their bond with one another, perhaps the strongest of us all. They also remind me of the three blind mice in the way they blindly follow their taskmaster’s directions, tragically running through a maze and right into a trap that will lead to their demise.

Similarly, I consider The Rainbow Party to be OSW’s resident fairy tale. They’re fun, they’re certainly ingrained in my mind, and their struggles would make for compelling stories in OSW’s own collection. Unfortunately for Vigour, not everyone’s story in The Brothers Old School has a happy ending.

Then there’s the Bad Mother Fuckers. Like a chart-topping modern pop hit they’re universally acclaimed and are considered the gold standard. Pyre, Luke Storm, and Zero individually bring a different section of melody to the musical staff, but each contain a strong hook and come together to create a catchy song.

While those teams are all fine and well and good, it turns out that not everything that comes in threes is perfect.

But the Holy Trinity of Vayikra is.

And that’s the rule of three.

Sir Renault.

Sir Bellator.

Sir Gable.

We are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit of OSW.

Together we are whole, greater than the sum of our parts.

Bonded by faith, the three of us exclusively serve the omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Yahweh.

We don’t concern ourselves with lowly fairytales. The Old Testament is the only book we draw strength from.

And this band of brothers hone our craft to compose masterful classical symphonies rather than today’s cheap, catchy pop songs.

At Triosmania, Vayikra will be remembered as the best trio when we become the beginning, middle, and end of this tournament for you all.

Solum unum trium perfectum.

Tria juncta in uno.