There’s a reason for that. This week’s edition of Monday Night Raw was a special show, featuring the WWE legends returning for some special appearances. The legends dominated a good bit of the show and received quite a bit of the screen time throughout the night. That can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your own tastes, but some of the WWE roster was unhappy.

One of the more discussed stories on Monday Night Raw over the last few months has been that of Retribution. The team debuted back in August and is finally starting to find its footing a few months later. The team has rounded into form with a feud against Ricochet, but neither were featured on this week’s television, though Ricochet did make a brief cameo. Now we know a bit more about why they were missing.

According to, Ricochet and Retribution’s Slapjack were featured on Main Event rather than wrestling on Monday Night Raw. As a result, neither the team nor Ricochet were featured on the show. Retribution’s leader Mustafa Ali appeared on Raw Talk and complained about the group not being on the show. He also mentioned Drew Gulak and Akira Tozawa, who faced Ricochet and Slapjack respectively on Main Event. Ali said that WWE needed change and he is that change.

He was not happy. Check out Ali’s comments:

Opinion: I’m interested by where this is going as Ali’s statements do make sense from his perspective. Assuming WWE does something with this, comments like this would be a little bit more interesting than having Retribution appear on the show in a quick segment. I like some of what Retribution is doing and hopefully they get something out of the issue, which could make for a good opening.

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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