Who’s under the mask? There is something great about a masked wrestler. I don’t mean the kind like Rey Mysterio, but rather the kind where you wonder who is under the hood. You don’t see these things too often anymore but they can be incredibly intriguing. If the drama is built up well enough, the payoff can be worth it in the end. WWE is trying this, but the people involved might be spoiled.
Starting back in August, a masked group called Retribution started to wreck havoc on the main roster. They have broken equipment in the back, attacked wrestlers, and just caused a bunch of chaos. That has gotten them noticed, but so far we have no idea who is under the masks. There have been a few hints and fans have guessed who are playing the characters, but who is expected to be revealed? WWE has some names in mind.
According to Postwrestling.com, WWE has an internal list of five names who are considered part of Retribution. The five names are Dominik Dijakovic, Mercedes Martinez, Shane Thorne, Mia Yim and Dio Maddin. Some of these wrestlers have appeared on WWE television in Retribution segments, though it is not clear if all of them have been involved. There is no word on when they will be revealed on television.
The team has done a lot in a short time. Check out their actions and words:
Opinion: It’s interesting to see who WWE lists as members of the team, but ultimately the only thing that matters is who we see when the masks come off. Having it be a bunch of NXT names could be interesting, but I’m not sure if any of those five are a big enough name to serve as the main leader and star of the team. Then again WWE could have someone else in mind, which is why patience is key with this story.
Who do you think will be on the team? Who should be? Let us know in the comments below.
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