Last week's Monday Night Raw went off the air with the Retribution faction brawling with the entire Raw locker room. And yet when Clash of Champions rolled around on Sunday night the group was nowhere to be found. Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin took to Twitter on Monday afternoon with an explanation, stating that the absence was related to COVID-19. Satin wrote, "Regarding RETRIBUTION not being cleared to compete at the moment, sources tell me all 5 members tested negative for COVID-19. However, the group's members each have to quarantine themselves for two weeks because they came into proximity with someone who tested positive."
WWE saw two scheduled matches for Sunday's show — WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs. The Riott Squad and SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley vs. Nikki Cross — scrapped due to reported COVID-19 reasons, though now of the wrestlers have come forward stating they've tested positive.
Regarding RETRIBUTION not being cleared to compete at the moment, sources tell me all 5 members tested negative for COVID-19. However, the group's members each have to quarantine themselves for two weeks because they came into proximity with someone who tested positive.— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) September 28, 2020
If the five main members of Retribution — T-BAR (Dominik Dijakovic), Mace (Dio Maddin), Slapjack (Shane Thorne), Mercedes Martinez and Mia Yim — are unable to appear on WWE television for the next few weeks, the faction might not reappear until the 2020 WWE Draft, scheduled for the Oct. 9 episode of SmackDown and the Oct. 12 edition of Raw.
While the group's masks and names have been panned on social media (and backstage, reportedly), the group has started to turn a corner by calling out critics on social media.
Check out the full results from Sunday's Clash of Champions pay-per-view in this list below. WWE will return to the WWE Network with another pay-per-view event this coming Sunday in NXT TakeOver 31.
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns def. Jey Uso
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre def. Randy Orton (Ambulance Match)
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Asuka def. Bayley via DQ
- Raw Tag Team Championships: The Street Profits def. Andrade & Angel Garza
- United States Championship: Bobby Lashley def. Apollo Crews
- Raw Women's Championship: Asuka def. Zelina Vega
- Intercontinental Championship: Sami Zayn def. Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles (Ladder Match)
- (Kickoff) SmackDown Tag Team Championships: Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro def. Lucha House Party