Shane Thorne was a member of TM-61 in Triple H’s version of NXT. Thorne was paired with Nick Miller. Thorne had little success in the black and gold brand, but that cannot be said about his main roster run.

Thorne was repackaged as SlapJack and joined Retribution during his final years in the WWE. Retribution were a heel stable led by Mustafa Ali and comprised of MACE, T-BAR, RETALIATION (Mercedes Martinez), RECKONING (Mia Yim, and SlapJack (Thorne).

Shane Thorne recently sat down for an interview with Fightful where he talked about the downfall of Retribution. The former WWE star said the group stopped being realistic towards its end.

“We hear rumors like that, but that’s above my pay grade, if that’s true or not. Sounds right. I think that’s maybe why they shifted to less of a mob, and it’s also because we couldn’t have extras because of COVID testing and what not. So we lost all our Putty Patrols, we called them. So that didn’t help. I think the shift from being a more realistic to being more monsterish. I was like, ‘Alright, let’s fully lean more into that then. Let’s go all the way with that then.’ It just hovered and fizzled out.”

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Shane Thorne was given Crocodile Dundee gimmick after Retribution’s demise, but he never had a chance to debut it on television because WWE released him from his contract in November 2021. Thorne reformed TMDK with Miller in New Japan Pro Wrestling earlier this year.

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Manik Aftab

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