In an expected turn of events, Retribution member T-Bar, formerly known as Dominic Dijakovic, has grown tired of the Bane jokes and hit out at the joke makers.
Ever since Retribution revealed their members at Raw, the WWE fans have been busy clouding social media with comparison’s between Dijakovic’s masked figure and that of Tom Hardy’s depiction of Bane in The Dark Knight Rises.
In the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, Hardy played Bane to some critical acclaim and huge popularity, as his depiction of Bane gradually became the definitive depiction to many. However, the film did not manage to receive as much adulation as the past two installments of the series.
Bane is a supervillain appearing in DC Comics and commonly associated with Batman. Possessing a mix of brute strength and exceptional intelligence, Bane is often credited as the only villain to have “broken the bat” both physically and mentally. He is a son of another of Batman’s enemies, King Snake.
Dijakovic posted a screenshot which shows that Tom Hardy is 5’9″ tall and the character Bane is supposed to be 6’8″ tall and 350 pounds, while the venom version of the character is supposed to be 7’3″ tall and 485 pounds. The tweet was later deleted for some reason.
A Brief History of Dijakovic and Retribution
On the August 3, 2020 episode of Raw, lights in the WWE Performance Center began flickering on and off and a masked group set fire to a generator. Four days later, on the August 7 episode of SmackDown, members attacked the announcers and then went into the audience to attack them as well, and they used a chainsaw to cut the ring ropes down. In the following weeks on Raw, Retribution attacked the WWE Performance Center multiple times by smashing a window with a cinderblock and flipping a car. As the weeks progressed, the group began to explain their actions, referring to perceived unfair treatment as they came up through the WWE system, and the desire to upend said system.
On the September 21 episode of Raw, it was revealed that Dominik Dijakovic, Dio Maddin, Shane Thorne, Mercedes Martinez, and Mia Yim were the primary members of the stable, being renamed to T-Bar (Dijakovic), Mace (Dio Maddin), Slapjack (Shane Thorne), Retaliation (Mercedes Martinez) and Reckoning (Mia Yim). That same night, T-Bar, Mace, and Slapjack made their in-ring debut against The Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin, and Cedric Alexander) in the main event, losing by disqualification.
The Retribution angle has not been received well by the WWE Universe, with fans voicing with displeasure with plotholes and irregularities in the angle.
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