Prior to Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown going live on FOX from Philadelphia, PA at the Wells Fargo Center, former Retribution member Slapjack (also known Shane Thorne) worked a dark match.
Slapjack now has a Crocodile Dundee-type gimmick. He’s also switched back to the Shane Thorne name. It appears this is an idea from creative because he's from Australia.
Throne has worked dark matches against the likes of Karrion Kross and Keith Lee since being off TV once Retribution split up.
Throne did comment on the criticism from fans regarding his gimmick by noting on Twitter, “Suuuuure Croc Dundee isn’t cool [thumbs up emoji].” As of this writing, WWE’s website is still listing him as Slapjack on the Raw brand.