Fightful Select reported yesterday that WWE planned to finally reveal Mustafa Ali as the SmackDown Hacker during a promo on Monday Night Raw. The angle wasn't planned to be a focal point of RETRIBUTION, but was being mentioned so the company can "tie up loose ends."
The former Heart of 205 Live did indeed reveal himself as the hacker during last night's edition of Raw. In a short promo backstage, he said RETRIBUTION had more than just strength in numbers and declared he was adept at causing chaos with nothing more than a laptop and a secret. Ali then admitted he was the SmackDown Hacker all along and said he took on the role because he wants the world to know WWE is "infecting everyone with greed and corruption."
The RETRIBUTION's leader's promo came after a rough night for the faction. In the opening match on Raw, they suffered their first loss against The Hurt Business after T-Bar tapped out to the Hurt Lock. They were then made to look even weaker after the bell as "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt took out all four male members of the group in under two minutes.