That’s the price. Wrestling has changed a lot in the last year and that is surprise given all of the circumstances. With so many things being turned upside down, it is a wonder that wrestling still resembles its past days as much as it does. There are some changes that you cannot ignore though and one of those changes is going to start affecting the way things go for the wrestlers themselves.

One of the more intriguing stories over the course of 2020 was the debut of a group called Retribution. Their debut was a bit of a confusing one as it was not clear what the team was doing. They seemed more interested in causing chaos but then we began to see that they were made up a several former NXT stars who were getting their main roster starts. However, things might not be what they expected on the big stage.

According to Fightful Select, the members of Retribution, save for Mustafa Ali, were offered new WWE deals in the fall of 2020 worth $250,000 a year. This is lower than most new WWE deals, with the smaller value due to the changes in the company over the course of the year. It is also expected that the wrestlers could renegotiate when things change. There is no word on if any of the team signed the deals or not.

The team has made a bit of an impact. Check out what they have been doing:

Opinion: This is the kind of change that you are going to have to expect, which is both understandable and frustrating. There is no reason to expect everything to be the same and a quarter of a million dollars a year is hardly the worst offer in the world. I’m hoping that the team sticks around as they are starting to find their footing, but at the same time, they might not be thrilled with the offers they are receiving.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!


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