Dominik Dijakovic, alongside Dio Madden, Mia Yim and Shane Thorne, all debuted on “Raw” and “SmackDown” in the summer of 2020 as stablemate, Retribution, under their leader, Mustafa Ali. Since then, Djiakovic went by the name T-Bar, while Madden, Yim, and Thorne used Mace, Reckoning, and Slapjack, respectively, until they moved on to new promotions or gimmicks.
After Retribution failed and Mia Yim and Shane Thorne were released, Mace, Mustafa Ali and T-Bar got busy doing their own thing. Ali is now a babyface on the “Raw” midcard, and Mace is now on the maximum male role models along with Mansoor, Max Dupri, and Maxxine Dupri on “SmackDown.” But with T-Bar, it looks like despite being on the official Monday Night “Raw” roster, WWE has put him on the back burner as a main event mainstay. Although it has been going on for a while, everything could soon change.
A new report fromPWInsidernotes that T-Bar and his character may soon receive a repackaging under the creative direction of Triple H. company at Madison Square Garden last month.
It’s unclear what T-Bar’s repackaging will be, but after what Triple H did with Karrion Kross on “SmackDown,” we may see the return of his “NXT” character, Dominik Dijakovic. On “NXT,” Dijakovic worked in the creative guise of Triple H. There he never held a championship, but he was booked big championship matches against Keith Lee throughout their friendly rival in 2020. Dijakovic was also involved in the 2019 Men’s War Games match, where he, Keith Lee and Tommaso Ciampa teamed with former “NXT” Champion Kevin Owens in his one-off rematch against “NXT” to defeat The Undisputed. era.
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