At The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, Seth Rollins and Rey Mysterio faced off in WWE's first-ever Eye For An Eye match. Fans praised moments of the bout, but it was largely criticised for its finish in which The Monday Night Messiah forced Mysterio's eye into the steel steps, seemingly causing the eyeball to pop out. Rey then screamed in pain and the broadcast showed The Master Of The 619 holding a prosthetic eye above his face while Rollins vomited in the corner.
Rollins addressed the criticism during a recent interview with Alex McCarthy at talkSPORT.
The former Universal Champion said: "At the end of the day, was it ideal? No. Did it catch people's attention? Sure. It ended up on TMZ.
"I think we sort of accomplished what wrestling wants to accomplish and that is we told a very interesting story and there was some outside interest in the finish even though it was very weird - and that’s okay.
"I think pro wrestling can just be one on one, hold for hold wrestling or it can be storytelling like any other form of television and I think that when you start to look at it too critically, especially stuff like that… I dunno, to me it reeks of 2020 trying to pick everything apart.
"If you like the Lake Of Reincarnation in AEW but you hate the Eye For An Eye match… you know what I mean? Then where are we really at here?"