One has to admit that the shock and awe of Mustafa Ali being revealed as the leader of the outlaw faction RETRIBUTION was the biggest takeaway from WWE RAW earlier this week. Now that the smoke has cleared, one has the ability to gauge the development from an objective viewpoint and answer the question about whether it was really the right call to have Mustafa Ali revealed as the leader of RETRIBUTION.
Even though there is no doubt at all that Mustafa Ali will do a great job as the face of the faction, the WWE roster is so stacked that several other contenders would have made much more formidable faction leaders. And there is also the question of RETRIBUTION's actions and how Mustafa Ali's character thus now has been on the other end of the spectrum, as he has been portrayed thus far, as the ultimate babyface.
Could these 5 individuals have made better leaders for RETRIBUTION?
#5 Triple H could have tapped into his heel persona as the leader of RETRIBUTION
Let's get the obvious one out of the way first. Many people believe that Vince McMahon is out of touch and Triple H is doing a far better job in the NXT brand, by booking talent in such a manner that their strengths are highlighted a lot more organically. RETRIBUTION could have been a faction started by Triple H because if an NXT invasion was indeed happening, who better to lead the charge than The Game?
Could this actually be the plan going forward, when, as the weeks and months go by, Triple H's involvement becomes clearer and we find out that he was pulling the strings in RETRIBUTION? It would just take the storyline to a new level!