We have some bad news for wrestling purists who prefer their matches where one competitor must rip out his opponent's eyeball to win to take place in a traditional live wrestling setting. According to Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE is planning to film the match ahead of time and use CGI to simulate either Rey Mysterio or Seth Rollins ripping out the other's eyeball.
There will be at least two taped cinematic matches at the newly named "The Horror Show at Extreme Rules" PPV produced by WWE on 7/19 from the Performance Center. Besides the Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman non-title match billed as a fight at the swamp, the plan right now is also to tape the Eye For An Eye match with Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins. The match has gotten a lot of attention in recent days, largely because the stipulation is stupid. They are billing the match as one that can only end when one person pulls the others' eye out. The idea is to do a taped match and use some form of CGI effects to simulate an eye being pulled out as the finish.
Bleeding Cool goes now to our panelists, a former WWE, WCW, and TNA booker with the initials V.R., and the billionaire owner of a current-day wrestling promotion who goes by the initials T.K.
V.R: That's cool, bro, but bro, did they consider putting the eyeball on a pole? Seth needs to win this one with help from Rey's son Dominic, bro, but then later it's revealed in a double turn that Rey is actually the father of Becky Lynch's unborn baby, but actually, Dominic has been Becky's baby all along. It's not too late to hire me to write this, bro. Seriously, I've got nothing else going on.
T.K.: What's important for this match, to me and to the television industry, isn't who gets an eye ripped out or who turns out to be whose unborn baby. What matters here is how many people in the 18-49 demographic watch the eye being ripped. Look, I don't make the rules.
V.R.: Bro, what if, instead of deciding the ratings based on the demographics of viewers, we put the ratings up on a pole, bro, and whoever gets them first wins?
Thanks, guys. Well done. Okay, readers, so who do you think will win the Eye for an Eye match at WWE Extreme Rules? Let us know in the comments.