Seth Rollins revealed some interesting details about the Eye for an Eye match at WWE’s The Horror Show at Extreme Rules.
Speaking during an interview with Talk Sport, Rollins revealed Vince McMahon had next to nothing to do with the actual match. It was actually planned out by himself, Rey Mysterio and producer Jamie Noble.
“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,” said Rollins.
“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.
“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.”
Rollins explained McMahon did have the final call on what the last shot was going to look like.
“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.”
Mysterio remains off WWE television with the storyline being he is healing up from “losing his eye” during the match, with WWE’s latest kayfabe update being optimistic he will regain his vision. In reality, he has been working for WWE without a contract and is believed to be getting close to signing a new one.
Rollins has continued the program with Dominick Mysterio, as seen on last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
Click here for all of Rollins’ comments to Talk Sport.