One night, Mockridge received a message from Edward Nygma that said, "Why do multimillion dollar deals break down in the Wasteland?". He went to the closed club to find Nygma waiting for him in the manager's office. At first, Nygma appeared to have a big offer for him, but he then revealed it was a trap, and his thugs grabbed Mockridge. Batman and Robin came crashing in and a fight ensued. Nygma, who identified himself as the Riddler, was able to distract Batman by trapping Robin in an oversized Chinese finger puzzle, allowing him to escape with Mockridge.