The WWE goes to excessive lengths to take care of kayfabe, even often breaking the fourth wall and involving “behind-the-scenes” workers in its storylines.
However earlier than all of that, the group did a darn good job of convincing us their superstars have been really harm in a match, even going so far as to “blade” themselves in order that they’d bleed. However this newest Excessive Guidelines match makes that look tame compared as a result of followers are asking — did Rey Mysterio actually lose his eye?
So, did Rey Mysterio actually lose his eye?
Whereas the PPV had some strong matches, the one that everybody’s speaking about is the “Eye for an Eye” contest between Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins. The rule was easy: with a view to win: you needed to take out your opponent’s eyeball. Critically.
The match had numerous blowback on social media, with individuals complaining that it seemed much less like a pro-wrestling match and extra like one dude attempting to homicide one other man.
A wide range of completely different weapons have been utilized by the lads to try to take out one another’s eyeballs, with Seth even chasing Rey round with a spike at one level attempting to dig it out. Ultimately, Seth “plucked” Rey’s eyeball out and puked after the very fact, as a result of it was so disgusting.
Nevertheless, if you happen to’re anxious about Rey dropping his eye: relaxation assured. It was a complete gag. No, the WWE’s not going to let one in every of their abilities lose an eyeball for a wrestling match.
WWE ‘Excessive Guidelines’ outcomes, who got here out on prime?
The pay-per-view was being billed by the WWE as “The Horror Present at Excessive Guidelines” and its major occasion featured Bray Wyatt and Braun Strowman duking it out at The Fiend’s swamp. Bray got here out on prime of their match, however the headliner was criticized for being too “boring” by some followers.
Drew McIntyre’s bout towards Dolph Ziggler had some nice back-and-forth motion as properly, but it surely was fairly evident that the WWE wasn’t going to let Drew lose that one.
Though viewers might “sense” a Drew win from a mile away, it was nonetheless an amazing exhibiting from each performers and one of many highlights of the pay-per-view. The Asuka vs. Sasha Banks match was additionally equally entertaining, however the questionable end had numerous of us at house questioning simply what the heck occurred.
“Technically” Sasha received the championship, however the circumstances main as much as her getting the 1-2-Three are very fishy.
Asuka unintentionally spits inexperienced mist within the referee’s face, conveniently incapacitating him. Bayley then comes and smashes Asuka proper within the again with a tag workforce belt, after which dons her personal referee shirt to make the three depend. Bayley and Sasha Banks then drive the bell to ring and stroll up the ramp, gloating as they maintain the belts. However did they win? We’ll need to see on RAW if Asuka has actually misplaced the title or not.
MVP has declared himself the “new” United States Champion as a result of Apollo Crews could not combat him after struggling an assault from MVP’s cohort Bobby Lashley.
Bayley managed to defeat Nikki Cross, nonetheless, she wanted assist from Sasha Banks to do it (the 2 are as thick as thieves nowadays). That places Bayley’s reign as SmackDown ladies’s champion at 280 consecutive days.
The Tag Workforce match between Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro towards New Day was a barn burning slobberknocker of testosterone-fueled pleasure that noticed the previous workforce turn out to be new champions.
And Kevin Owens received his match towards Murphy in a brief, however emphatic vogue, touchdown one of many prettiest moonsaults a man of his measurement has ever pulled off.