You've mentioned before that Bart wasn't actually deliberately sent out to die against Butterbean at WM15 as punishment for messing up their plans for the Brawl for All. However, since Bart pretty much disappeared from TV after winning the tournament and (as
far as I recall) didn't show up again until the WM build, doesn't that indicate that there was some degree of retribution for knocking out “JR's Boy” even if getting murdered by Butterbean wasn't itself part of it?
I still don't think it was ever retribution, it was just that Bart couldn't deliver whatever it was they wanted out of him to capitalize on winning the tournament. Like when has Vince ever given a s--- about JR and his favorites before then?