The moment WWE announced an Eye for an Eye match between Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, fans questioned how they would be able to pull it off. WWE stipulated that the only way for someone to win was to rip their opponent's eye out, putting both competitors in a tricky situation.
They were able to do it as Mysterio "lost his eye" during the match, but fortunately for him, the local medical facility was able to save his vision.
Speaking to the Gorilla Position, Seth Rollins discussed the idea behind Eye for an Eye and how he believes it accomplished its goal.
"There is more of an emphasis on moments. At the end of the day, moments are what people remember as opposed to entire matches, unless the moment is the match, which is not often," he said. "If this stipulation had happened in the middle of the Attitude Era, I don't think anybody would have scoffed at it. It would have been a crazy moment of wild stuff happening in WWE. Obviously, 20 years later, things are different in the way we watch things. The moment was meant to create interest in the casual viewer. The moment you say 'eye for an eye match,' the hardcore wrestling fan is like, 'Oh, please, why can't they just let these two wrestle?' At the end of the day, the wrestling spoke for itself and the end moment ended up on TMZ. We're doing a service to both of our audiences. We gave them a great wrestling match on the front end and gave the casual viewer a reason to watch."
Rollins went on to say that he was happy with the match and that they did the final scene, which is where Mysterio lost his eye, in one take.
Rollins continues to feud with the Mysterio family as Rey's son Dominik will try to avenge his father by defeating Rollins at WWE SummerSlam.
If you use any of the quotes above, please give a h/t and link back to Fightful for the transcription.