Rumors on AOP returning to WWE

Aug 30, 2023 - by Staff

There has been talk of WWE bringing back AOP (Akam & Rezar) with Paul Ellering. The talk is that they may make some appearances for NXT beginning in September.

The internal discussion on AOP has been going on for a few weeks, but at Tuesday’s NXT tapings it really picked up and now it looks like AOP will be brought back with Ellering as their manager. It has also been reported by Fightful that AOP is very loyal to Ellering and that he has handled their contract talks.

The Authors of Pain originally worked NXT and held the Tag Team Championship there. They were called up to RAW in April 2018 and that is when they parted ways with Ellering in the storylines. AOP has not wrestled since an 8-man match on the 3/9/2020 RAW, in which Rezar suffered a torn biceps. They were released on 9/4/2020.

2 Responses

  1. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    All that hype, and when they got to the main roster, they got exposed. They were sloppy in the ring, and neither one could cut a decent promo.

  2. Kevin says:

    I hope they make a return with Paul Ellering. They have a great look and gimmick. They were green for sure on there first runs but hopefully improved in ring with there time away.

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