WWE The Horror Show at Extreme Rules POST Show

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2020/07/20/wwe-the-horror-show-at-extreme-rules-post-show/


John Pollock & Wai Ting review WWE The Horror Show at Extreme Rules featuring Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt in a Swamp Match, Asuka vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship, and Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio in an Eye for an Eye Match.

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WWE The Horror Show at Extreme Rules
July 19, 2020
WWE Performance Center
Orlando, FL

**Swamp Match: Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt
**Extreme Rules for Dolph Only Match for the WWE Title: Drew McIntyre © vs. Dolph Ziggler
**Raw Women’s Title: Asuka © vs. Sasha Banks
**Eye for an Eye Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Seth Rollins
**WWE United States Title: Apollo Crews © vs. MVP
**SmackDown Women’s Title: Bayley © vs. Nikki Cross
**Tables Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles: New Day © vs. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura
**Kickoff: Kevin Owens vs. Murphy

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Alexa has got nothing going on at the moment and I loved how they used her during the swamp fight. That could be a great character depending on how it’s done.

Judging by his detest of Seth’s vomit spot, I’m guessing John isn’t a big fan of the Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.

In regards to the ‘Eye for an Eye’ match, I disagree with @wai0937 a bit. Basically the accept the ridiculousness and sports entertain as hard as you can.

I agree that pro wrestling takes a bit of an acceptance the ridiculousness. The suspension of disbelief and all that. But I need consistency within that ridiculousness. I cannot accept that two men are fighting to extract an eye when on the very same show Apollo Crews is not medically cleared to compete due to an injury. These were back to back segments. So, WWE established that medical personnel have the power to stop matches to protect wrestlers well being, yet two guys are allowed to pop out an eye?

But take Lucha Underground. I can picture Dario walking out of his office, scream this match is “EYE FOR AN EYE” and the Matanza rips out Famous B’s eye and eats it. And I can accept that. Because Lucha Underground is full of magic power gloves, time traveling space men, a dragon, a ghost and a zombie. They had sacrifice matches. An spare eye rolling around is consistent with the narrative.

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I suppose I’ve learned to compartmentalize expectations depending on the type of story being told. Again, the buffet. I can accept a universe where The Undertaker and Timothy Thatcher can co-exist, in the same way I can accept a shared universe that contains both Dr. Strange and Deadpool.

As for rules, if they’ve established that eye gouging is legal (and in fact, the only way to end the match), what does that have to do with Crews being medically uncleared due to injury? Crews didn’t sign up for an unsanctioned match. Rey essentially did.