Since WWE created the Retribution group, those in it have dealt with criticism for the booking decisions the company has made.
Mustafa Ali was put in the leader spot of the group with the idea that he can be the spokesperson for it. He did an interview with Scott Fishman from TVInsider and during it, Ali shared his belief that Retribution hasn’t had the chance to tell their whole story.
“The talent is there. The biggest obstacle and challenge the group faces is the ‘Why.’ Who are we? Why are we here? What’s our vendetta against WWE and corporate infrastructure? We have not been able to tell that story. Retribution is still an opportunity to be on TV every week.”
Ali also thinks that while they’ve done things and the fans know who is in the group, they haven’t addressed who they are.
“I haven’t explained why I’m the leader and what power I hold over these people. I’d like to do so. The fans have been left to connect the dots, which I never like to do. It’s a three-hour show. Stuffing 5,000 pounds into a five-pound bag isn’t going to work. We have to take our time. We’re doing the best with the time we’re given.”
Ali also talked about his feud with United States Champion Matt Riddle, and more. Check out the full interview here.