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Authors of Pain debut on Raw

That was quick.

One of the most decorated tag teams in NXT history, the Authors of Pain debuted tonight (Apr. 9) on Raw in a squash match.

After former SmackDown tag team champions Heath Slater and Rhyno cut a promo, Akam and Rezar marched down to the ring to answer their challenge.

Former NXT champs and the 2016 winners of Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, the Authors of Pain looked dominate in their Raw debut.

Paul Ellering was with them for their entrance and victory but as the two were walking back up the ramp they held their manager back. It certainly seemed as though they were separating from him to go it alone now that they’re on the main roster.

Get complete Raw results and coverage of this week’s show here.

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