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Slapjack, AKA Shane Thorne, Reportedly Heading To SmackDown

Mustafa Ali & Retribution

Following the news that Mia Yim is reportedly heading to SmackDown, her former stable mate Slapjack is apparently heading in the same direction.

While RETRIBUTION enjoyed a high-profile introduction in September of last year, they quickly descended down the card. The addition of Mustafa Ali briefly breathed life into the faction, but the group split at Fastlane, after attacking Ali.

As the group have split, T-Bar and Mace have remained together on RAW, while Slapjack (Shane Thorne) and Reckoning (Mia Yim) haven’t appeared on WWE television.

According to POST Wrestling, Thorne is now set to be following Yim to the blue brand. As with Yim it is unclear whether Slapjack will retain his current persona or when he will debut.

Following the breakdown of RETRIBUTION, T-Bar and Mace have remained active on RAW, seemingly working with MVP. After the pair recently attacked Drew McIntyre, they were thrown into action against the Scotsman in a handicap match on the April 19th episode.

McIntyre won the match via disqualification as the pair double-teamed McIntyre which led to Braun Strowman running out to make the save for the number one contender. Strowman and McIntyre then teamed up immediately making the match a tag team affair. McIntyre and Strowman were disqualified when they unmasked T-Bar and Mace and McIntyre struck T-Bar several times with the mask.

An interview following Raw then aired on WWE.com. T-Bar and Mace hinted that they could be returning to their previous ring names of Dominik Dijakovic and Dio Maddin. Dijakovic previously competed in NXT where he engaged in an epic feud with Keith Lee. Maddin was previously a commentator on Raw during Paul Heyman’s time as Executive Director of the red brand.