Jimmy Korderas discusses what he liked and disliked about WWE’s “Eye For An Eye” match


WWE hosted the first such match at The Horror Show in Extreme rules as Seth Rollins defeated Rey Mysterio in an Eye for an Eye match. It has already been reported that CGI or special effects would be used, but it appears that fake blood and a fake eyeball were used to further sell the loss of Mysterio.Former WWE referee Jimmy Korderas discussed the match and the update that followed when he joined The Wrestling Inc Daily podcast.

“You didn’t have to go that far,” Korderas said of the WWE update on Mysterio’s injury which he said reminded him of Charlie Brown’s teacher.

“Getting back to the mask itself, I felt that for a hardcore match, with no DQ, no rules, these guys were working their butt and not having a bad game. But here we are again – the game wasn’t bad until what? That wobbly finish where they made a big deal that you have to get someone’s eye out of their socket and you can’t really see it. I know some people have posted pictures online where you can kind of see it in his hand somewhere.

“I didn’t know what to expect. I know there were people saying CGI and all that stuff. I was curious and didn’t expect the most disgusting thing about the game to be Seth Rollins throwing up. ”

Unlike the Wyatt Swamp Fight, WWE chose to portray the Eye for an Eye match as a regular match, not a cinematic one. Korderas discussed Rollins and Mysterio in a normal match with just the special stipulation of trying to get your opponent’s eye out.

“There were moments in the game – one that hit me was when Rey took pieces of that kendo stick and used them as chopsticks to rip out the eye. I get this stuff. But what was the move they made on the? It looked like a wrestling match where, okay, ‘oh by the way, I have to take your eyes off,’ “Korderas said.

He also agreed that WWE had not fully complied with the stipulation as Rollins had actually squeezed Mysterio’s eye with the steps of the ring instead of removing his eyes.

In the Drew McIntyre vs Dolph Ziggler match, Ziggler revealed his stipulation just before the bell rang and the two would have a Extreme rules meet. However, this stipulation only applied to Ziggler as McIntyre had to fight under normal rules and Korderas weighed in on this match.

“I thought it was actually well done and I didn’t mind the stipulation. It made sense because, ‘Hey, I can use any tool I have outside of the rules. Unfortunately you have to stick to these strict rules’ and it’s nice to see someone adhering to the rules and I’m not going to continue on that tangent just yet, “Korderas said.

“But it made sense and, at the same time, I still didn’t feel like Dolph had a chance to win last night. I still think there’s another picture coming up and the tarot cards I’m reading right now are kind of telling me maybe it’s Randy Orton in the future who is considering SummerSlam. thought I was a good call for the stipulation and kept it a secret until the game, I still didn’t have a feeling Dolph was going to come out victorious. This, for me, won the game. Not that the guys didn’t work hard and had a good enough game, but if you don’t think there is a chance for a different outcome [it takes away from the match].  »

You can follow Jimmy Korderas on Twitter @jimmykorderas. Jimmy’s full interview was broadcast as part of a recent episode of our podcast, The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Subscribe to receive the latest episodes as they release Monday through Friday afternoon by clicking here.


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