Greetings, comrades! It is I, your El Presidente, reporting to you about trouble in one of WWE's most powerful institutions. Yes, that's right, after a long and storied career that consisted mainly of losing matches to midcarders, WWE's non-political Antifa-inspired anarchist collective stable, Retribution, looks like it could be headed for a breakup. After the group lost another match to The New Day on WWE Raw last night, leader Mustafa Ali flipped out and berated his stablemates, but it looks like they may have had just about enough of his abuse.
"Are you kidding me? Again? Again?!" Ali shouted after Retribution members Mace and T-Bar lost to Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods on WWE Raw. "How much longer are we gonna do this?!"
"How many times are you gonna fail me?" Mustafa demanded while pointing at T-Bar before grabbing Mace by the head. "How many times are you gonna disrespect me?!"
"And how many times are you gonna embarrass me?!" Ali yelled while shoving Slapjack and getting in Reckoning's face. "How much longer do I have to deal with this crap?!"
After throwing the microphone on the ground, Ali's tantrum continued. "I've carried all of you on my back!" Ali said. "And you've failed over and over again!
But Ali's teammates in Retribution appear to be tired of getting berated by Ali, who doesn't exactly have the most stellar win/loss record himself. Each took to Twitter to express their feelings after the match.
— T-BAR (@TBARRetribution) February 23, 2021
— M̭̦̥͖̞̟̯̹A̲̮͎͚ͅC͇̞̹͕͎̪̟̜̱͈E̹̭͎̗̣̱̤̯̠̮̮̤̪̘͓ͅ (@RETRIBUTIONMACE) February 23, 2021
— SWAPJACK (@SlapJackRTRBTN) February 23, 2021
How much longer do WE have to deal with this crap… https://t.co/zWfndaTZg4
— Reckoning (@ReckoningRTRBTN) February 23, 2021
Ali, for his part, responded only:
— Mustafa Ali / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) February 23, 2021
Is this the end of Retribution? And if it is, what will happen to its members? Will they return to their old identities? Will any of this ever be mentioned again after the group finally breaks up? Or will Slapjack launch a successful post-Retribution career and become WWE Champion? We'll just have to wait and see, comrades. Until then: socialism or death.