During the past weeks, a very special angle was staged on Monday Night Raw, with Seth Rollins and his henchmen attacking Rey Mysterio making him almost blind in one eye, for the attack of the Messiah himself of the red show against the Mexican luchador.
After weeks of continuous physical and verbal attacks by Mysterio and his son Dominick, with the two still seeking revenge obviously, apparently, everything should culminate in the rings of Extreme Rules, where Rey and Seth will be able to resolve the own problems once and for all.
Gruesome gimmick match coming to Extreme Rules
After creating the spot with the attack on Rey's eye, WWE has been carrying on for some time the storyline that would see the same former WWE Champion wanting to make plans for focaccia to his arch-enemy, with him and the son who would like to attack Rollins just like he did with the Mexican, making him almost blind in one eye.
Apparently, according to what reported by well-known overseas website F4WOnline, WWE would be thinking of creating a real new stipulation for their Extreme Rules match, with the first historic and disturbing "An eye for an eye" match, or an "eye for an eye" match.
In practice, the synopsis of the match should be that the winner will have the opportunity to "take away the eyes of the defeated opponent", as in the worst of horror films. At the moment we have no idea what WWE wants to do from this point of view, but apparently, after the choice to return the Eater of Worlds to Smackdown, against the reigning champion Braun Strowman or the choice of such match, Extreme Rules, PPV of the next 19 July, is becoming more and more horror really, with the federation that does nothing but changes its name and synopsis to its pay-per-view.
WWE has pushed the boundaries in the past. They’ve never gone so far as to use a stipulation like this. Extreme Rules could be pretty gruesome this year. Since March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE has had to present the majority of its programming from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with no fans in attendance, though in late May, the promotion began using Performance Center trainees to serve as the live audience, which was further expanded to friends and family members of the wrestlers in mid-June.
Extreme Rules was scheduled to take place on July 19 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. However, on March 17, Santa Clara County issued an indefinite stay-at-home order, followed by the entire state of California on March 19.
The SAP Center then put out an official statement in late June that they would not be hosting Extreme Rules, but a future WWE pay-per-view event would be held there in 2021. The venue also announced that there would be no refunds (unless a new date was not determined within 60 days), but tickets purchased would be honored for the following year's event.