There go the masks. One of the most intriguing storylines that a wrestling company can run is that of a masked wrestler. Not a wrestler who wrestles in a mask like Rey Mysterio, but a mask that hides a wrestler’s identity with the question becoming who is under there. It adds a layer of mystery and the big reveal can be quite the moment if done right. That was the case this week.
Over the last several weeks, a group called Retribution has been terrorizing Monday Night Raw. The team debuted back in August and has shown no signs of slowing down. They have caused all kinds of trouble for WWE but there has been one major question: who are they? The group has hidden behind masks, but tonight that all came to an end as the masks, at least somewhat, came off.
Retribution kicked off this week’s Monday Night Raw with an announcement that they had been signed to contracts. As a result they unmasked, revealing NXT wrestlers Mia Yim, Mercedes Martinez, Dominik Dijakovic, Dio Maddin and one more who remained masked. The wrestlers were not identified by name. These are wrestlers who had been rumored to be part of the team but had not yet officially been revealed.
It took a long time to get here. Check out the reveal:
Opinion: This is a pretty big moment but the question now is what WWE can do with them. The reveal worked, but now we get to the stuff that actually matters. Until Retribution actually does something of note, this is all just a bunch of noise and an annoyance. Let them have some success and we can see where this stuff goes from there. Until then though, it is time for cautious optimism.
What did you think of the reveal? Where does Retribution go from here? Let us know in the comments below.
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