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“We wanted Shane McMahon or Edge or just someone higher” – Former RETRIBUTION Member

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• “We wanted Shane McMahon or Edge or just someone higher” – Former RETRIBUTION Member

Former WWE wrestler Shane Thorne, who was Slapjack in the RETRIBUTION stable, appeared on the Two Man Power Trip podcast, where he talked about the ideas for the leader of the group.

He revealed that they pitched names like Edge, Shane McMahon and even Vince McMahon to be the leader of RETRIBUTION.

Below is what Shane said:

“So, that was the thing, we pitched ideas to have a lot of different people as the leader.

We wanted Shane McMahon or Edge or just someone higher, as high as possible, we went as high as possible. We pitched for Vince to be the leader as well. We went as high as possible for who the leader would be.

So, we wanted to be attached to one of the main characters and I guess at the start, we were. We were doing stuff with Bray Wyatt and Hurt Business which you know, was [Bobby] Lashley so…”

In the end, Mustafa Ali ended up being the leader.

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWE HISTORY (February 27, 2003) – WWE SmackDown!

On this day in 2003, World Wrestling Entertainment aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWE SmackDown!’.

This episode was broadcasted from the Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWE WrestleMania XIX’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. Funaki & Torrie Wilson vs. Jamie Noble & Nidia

2. Eddie Guerrero vs. Nunzio

3. Chris Benoit & Rhyno vs. Matt Hardy & Shannon Moore

4. Chuck Palumbo vs. Rikishi

5. Kurt Angle vs. Brian Kendrick

6. Brock Lesnar vs. Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas

        
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