Seth Rollins has competed in quite a few gimmick matches over the years, and a few weeks ago he faced Rey Mysterio in an Eye For An Eye match at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
Rollins removed Rey Mysterio’s eye using the ring steps to win the match, and the finish got a lot of people talking online.
The former Universal Champion recently discussed the angle with talkSPORT, and he admitted that he thought it was ridiculous at first.
“A lot of the time, Vince says ‘here’s what we want to do’ and he gives us the ball and let us figure out how to take it to the end zone. Again, when the idea was presented to me, I was aghast. I thought it was ridiculous and a bit of a joke. But the more I thought about it and the more it came to pass I was like ‘OK, this will be different.’ And it can be good and we don’t have to scoff at everything right out of the gate – I don’t want to be that person.”
The Monday Night Messiah went on to say that Vince wasn’t as hands on as people think, and when it was all said and done he was proud of the match.
“Vince wasn’t as hands on as people think that he was. If I’m going to break the fourth wall here, so to speak, it was really 99.9% myself, Rey Mysterio and Jamie Noble. At the end of the day, you had Vince who made the final call on what the last shot was going to look like and that’s pretty much it. There was a couple of versions of what that final shot would look like and we went with the one that we thought made the most sense. It was a joint-decision on everybody’s behalf. So at the end of the day, it was a product that I was pretty proud of. It was the first time I’d been able to be out there in the ring with a legend like Rey Mysterio for an extended period of time and, like I said, we had a really good wrestling match with a provocative finish and I was not upset about it one bit.”
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