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Major WWE Superstars are Part of Retribution as per Fan Theories

Published 08/25/2020, 9:36 AM EDT

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Retribution has done it again. The faction continued its relentless assault on WWE sets as they decimated Monday Night Raw. This time, their victims were Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik.

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Making their first appearance three weeks ago on Raw, Retribution have vandalised the ringside area on multiple occassions. Their notoriety level has peaked, and yet no one knows who the members are.

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Wearing all black, the group members haven’t been identified at all. The closest fans have come to finding a clue is through the hairstyles and physique. 

However, on the latest episode of Raw, we may just have gotten the best group picture of Retribution. The group stood together on the side of the ring, giving us a clear image of each and every one of the masked Superstars.

The king pin of Retribution may be Roman Reigns

Since his return, apart from the shiny teeth, Roman Reigns has been widely linked to Retribution. This was primarily due to the words on his t-shirt that read- “Wreck Everyone & Leave”. This is pretty much the only thing Retribution does.

The man at the centre of the line looks a lot like Roman Reigns, at least in terms of body shape. For all we know, heel Reigns may just be the leader of Retribution.


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Kalisto and Mickie James may also be involved

The shortest member of the group is to the far left. I think that is none other than Kalisto. 

Part of the Lucha Dragons with Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, Kalisto is currently the shortest Superstar in WWE along with Rey Mysterio. His height stands at 5 ft 6 inches.

Given that the top rope is 4 ft 6 inches above the ring floor, its only logical that the character is Kalisto, since he only just clears the height.

By these numbers, I have reason to believe that the female Superstar on the far right is Mickie James. She stands at 5 ft 4 inches and also just clears the top rope height.

Another reason is that the eyes look exactly like Mickie’s. It would be completely justified if she was part of Retribution, given that they have a bone to pick with WWE’s writers and creative department.

Fans have gone wild with speculations

We still have no clue as to who the other three Superstars are. Although, fans speculate that the second man from the right is Dio Maddin. 


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Maddin was a former commentator for Raw and is now a wrestler in NXT. He is also another viable candidate.

Other rumours strongly link NXT’s Dominic Dijakovic, who was apparently going to be called up to the main roster a couple of weeks ago. 


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All these theories are very exciting to view and WWE definitely have something big planned for the faction. If it isn’t Roman Reigns or CM Punk under one of the masks, a lot of fans will be disappointed.

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Written by:

Luke Dias


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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.
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