WWE Planning to Use CGI For Extreme Rules Match

As we reported earlier, WWE has officially announced that the “Eye for an Eye” match between Rey Mysterio and Seth Rollins during the Extreme Rules pay-per-view will only end when one competitor pulls the other’s eyeball out.

While that does sound in keeping with the “Horror Show” theme of the pay-per-view, it strikes many as a difficult scenario to pull off. Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that WWE will be using CGI effects to film the ending of the match.

The match will be taped in advance, according to Meltzer, and CGI will be used to simulate an eye being pulled out to finish the match.

While the recent quarantine restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the WWE having to be a bit more creative in how they present matches, giving rise to “cinematic” type wrestling matches during pay-per-views, this is the first match that will use CGI.

The Eye for an Eye match between Rollins and Mysterio builds off a match they had on Raw after the Money In The Bank pay-per-view where Rollins injured Mysterio by deliberately grinding Mysterio’s eye into the corner of the ring steps after the match.