Things aren’t looking great. Stables are an interesting way to go in wrestling as there are great at giving a lot of people screen time at once. Sometimes you are going to have wrestlers who cannot get somewhere on their own so putting them together makes sense. That was the case in theory with a recent Monday Night Raw stable, but things are already falling apart.

Debuting back in August, Retribution has had quite the rocky history. The team never felt like it had the most logical or clear direction and the members did not exactly receive the strongest pushes. Adding Mustafa Ali as the leader helped somewhat, but did not solve all of the problems. Those problems still abound to this day and now we might be seeing them overwhelm the team.

This week on Monday Night Raw, Ali vented his frustrations with the team after another loss. The following day, other members of the team complained as well, with some of the complaints directed at Ali himself. Reckoning asked how much longer they would have to deal with this while the rest of the team defended themselves and questions Ali’s leadership. Ali himself said that there was a difference between a bad driver and bad directions.

The team has a weird history. Check out their recent issues:

The New Day vs. MACE & T-BAR: Raw, Feb. 22, 2021

The New Day vs. RETRIBUTION: Raw, Feb. 8, 2021

Mustafa Ali is revealed as RETRIBUTION’s leader: Raw, Oct. 5, 2020

Opinion: I can’t say I’m overly surprised this time around as Retribution has barely survived this long and it’s not like they have had any significant success. At some point the team was going to have to do something and with that not really happening, splitting up might be the right idea. They’re just kind of around at this point and that’s rarely a good place to be.

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.

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