RETRIBUTION first made their presence known on Raw this week with a video of the group attacking a generator outside the Performance Center.
In truth, it was an underwhelming first appearance as fans had been expecting a full debut after WWE promoting as such on social media.
They didn’t have to wait long. After the main event of Smackdown, Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville, had ended, the group hit the ring with pipes and bats and proceeded to cause chaos.
They first chased all WWE personnel from ringside, including announcers Michael Cole and Corey Graves.
After that they went into the crowd to beat up the NXT trainees before shockingly pulling out a chainsaw to hack the ring ropes apart. They finished the job by spray painting various parts of the ringside area to make their mark.
It was among the most raw debuts, if you’ll excuse the pun, for a new act in WWE.
The group seem to consist of three men and two women. None of their identities are obvious although sources have speculated Tommaso Ciampa, Vanessa Bourne and Chelsea Green are involved. Another name mentioned was Dominic Dijakovic but he clearly was not part of the group last night.
It remains to be seen how WWE will play this group going forward but this was an eye-opening start.