The lucha legend lost one of his eyeballs in last night's Eye for an Eye match with Seth Rollins at WWE's The Horror Show at Extreme Rules pay-per-view, falling at the end of a heated, hard-hitting battle that outdid its wacky stipulation for the most part.
Multiple eye-gouging teases were paid off when Rollins pushed Mysterio's already-injured eye against the corner of the ring steps, repeating his assault from a new months ago. 'The Monday Night Messiah' took a few steps back, readying himself for a big shot, but he needn't have: the eyeball had already popped out, leading to the referee calling the bell.
The cameras caught only a momentarily glimpse of the eye itself, with the match disappointingly low on the rumoured CGI effects. One brief shot of the eyeball was all we got.
Seth, upon catching a glimpse of what he'd done, vomited all over the place.
WWE has now released the following storyline update on Mysterio's condition:-
"After the sickening conclusion of the Eye for an Eye Match, Charly Caruso provided an update on the condition of Rey Mysterio. Mysterio was rushed to a local medical facility to be treated for a potential globe luxation. Medical experts were optimistic that if the optic nerve is not severed and there is not too much strain on the blood vessels and nerves that connect the eye to the rest of the head, there’s a chance Mysterio can maintain his vision.
Stay with WWE social and digital platforms for the latest updates on Mysterio’s condition."
Tonight's update should be interesting, given the hold-up in Rey signing a new WWE contract. The 45-year-old is currently working without a deal after his request for a payrise was turned down.
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