Last night at “WWE Extreme Rules: Horror Show”, Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio faced off in the first – and hopefully last – “Eye for an Eye” match.
The only way a performer could win the match was to yank his opponent’s eye out.
Seth Rollins came out on top – unless you hold the vomiting against him – and took out Rey Mysterio’s eye on the metal ring steps. More on Rollins’s vomiting schtick in a bit.
The match itself was entertaining – Rollins has always been a solid in-ring performer and Mysterio is one of the greatest wrestlers of the last few decades. Rey’s ring gear even reads G.O.A.T and everyone knows once something is written on spandex, it’s pretty much inarguable.
For those people who missed the show, here’s a closer look at Rey’s eye coming out at the end of the match.
— Iron Wolf (@Iron_Wolf_Net) July 20, 2020
Now, I’m no doctor (check resumes, yup, not a doctor) but an eye-popping out of the socket and into someone’s hand would most likely be a much bloodier situation. And the person would likely be in significant pain, shock, trauma, and unable to move.
Rey and his eye were escorted to the back while Seth Rollins vomited over in a corner.
The real star of the match was Rollins’s stomach as the “Monday Night Messiah” lost everything he ate in catering after witnessing, up close, a man having his eye gouged out.
— Wrestle Critic (@WrestleCritic) July 20, 2020
I’m not completely sure vomiting works with Rollins’s cold, calculating, cult leader-like persona. Rollins’s character is trying to give off the charming serial killer vibe but I’m pretty sure Ted Bundy and people of his kind developed a pretty tough stomach during their prime murder years.
There was little doubt Rollins would go over in the match since Mysterio is working without a WWE contract but fans were interested in how the whole eyeball angle was going to go down.
Apparently, better than Seth’s dinner.
The “Eye for an Eye” match was the only match from the Performance Center that wasn’t done live. The match was taped earlier in the afternoon and Vince McMahon himself was heavily involved in laying out the match. This explains why Rollins vomited. Vince loves himself a good upchuck.
In other matches:
- Kevin Owens defeated Buddy Murphy on the preshow.
- Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro won the Smackdown tag team titles in a tables match against the New Day.
- Smackdown champion Bayley defeated Nikki Cross to retain the title.
- Sasha Banks apparently defeated Asuka to win the Raw women’s title with Bayley putting on the referee’s shirt and counting the pin.
- WWE champion Drew McIntyre defeated Dolph Ziggler.
- Bray Wyatt defeated Universal champion Braun Strowman in a Swamp Fight, returned as the fiend, and maybe won the Universal championship. The match had no referee, there was no pin, and the show went to black after Wyatt drowned Strowman. Ahhh, wrestling.
According to PWInsider, there was an internal debate about which match should close the show. Ultimately, the WWE championship match between Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre went second to last and the Swamp Fight closed the show.
I’ve tried to go easy on WWE programming last few months and the company scrambles each week to write five or more hours of live television while dealing with Covid-19.
The company is trying to keep the shows and storylines fresh, original, and entertaining but I’m not sure missing eyeballs, vomiting, and cups of piss to the kisser is the way to bring back the casual wrestling fan.