#4 RETRIBUTION’s WWE reveal
The September 21, 2020 episode of WWE RAW saw five NXT Superstars reveal themselves to be members of RETRIBUTION: T-Bar (Dominik Dijakovic), Mace (Dio Maddin), Slapjack (Shane Thorne), Reckoning (Mia Yim), and Retaliation (Mercedes Martinez).
Many WWE fans took to Twitter throughout the show to mock the new identities of the RETRIBUTION members, and the reaction was reportedly similar amongst WWE Superstars backstage.
According to Wrestle Votes, someone within the company felt that the group’s new masks and names made it impossible for them to succeed in WWE.
Since revealing their identities, RETRIBUTION has a new leader – WWE Superstar Mustafa Ali – while Mercedes Martinez has returned to NXT after a brief run as the Retaliation character. As of the time of writing, it is still not known why Martinez left the group.
All five members of RETRIBUTION were drafted together in the 2020 WWE Draft.
WWE RAW selected the faction as the #11 pick on the second night of the Draft, with only The Fiend Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Charlotte Flair, Braun Strowman, Matt Riddle, and Jeff Hardy chosen ahead of them by the red brand.Published 22 Oct 2020, 22:13 IST