The next WWE pay-per-view was originally called Extreme RUles and it was set to take place on July 19 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. In the last few weeks, WWE has changed the name twice. It was changed to “Extreme Rules: The Horror Show” and in the last few days the name was changed to “The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.” I don’t know why they changed it, but that’s what they did.
There are six official matches being advertised for the show right now. One of the matches that was made official last night on Raw was Seth Rollins facing Rey Mysterio. After Mysterio and Kevin Owens beat Seth Rollins and Murphy in a tag team match, Rey was able to choose a stipulation for their Extreme Rules. Rey picked an “Eye for an Eye Match” and it left people wondering, what does that mean? That led to people checking out WWE.com for clarification. What they wrote there is only going to lead to more questions. Here’s what they wrote on WWE’s website as it pertains to this match:
The Horror Show at Extreme Rules added a new level of terror as Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins will meet in an Eye for an Eye Match. Mysterio teamed with Kevin Owens to defeat Rollins & Murphy for the right to choose the gory stipulation where a winner can only be determined by extracting the opponent’s eye.
The Monday Night Messiah has tormented the legendary luchador for months and nearly ended Mysterio’s career with a gruesome attack on his eye. With his career in jeopardy, the iconic Superstar watched as his son Dominik got involved to defend his father’s honor, but Dominik found himself in Rollins’ sights as well. With Rollins attempting to replicate the same brutal ocular assault on Dominik, Mysterio promised to get “an eye for an eye” from the devious Superstar.
Can Mysterio achieve the ruthless justice he craves, or will Rollins finish the barbaric attack that set this match in motion?
Don’t miss The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network, Sunday, July 19, at 7 ET/4 PT!
Look at that part at end of the first paragraph: “A winner can only be determined by extracting the opponent’s eye.”
What? A winner can “only” be determined by extracting the opponent’s eye. It seems a bit excessive and unrealistic, but that’s WWE in 2020. I don’t get it, nor do I like it. I hope it’s a good match.
Here’s what the lineup looks like.
Wyatt Swamp Fight (Non-Title): Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt
WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler – Ziggler gets to pick the stipulation.
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Eye for an Eye: Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio
Smackdown Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross
United States Championship: Apollo Crews (c) vs. Montel Vontavious Porter
I think Sheamus vs. Jeff Hardy is very likely on the card as well and probably a few more matches in addition to that as well.