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Authors of Pain return to WWE television

It was just a couple weeks ago that WWE teased the television return of Akam & Rezar, known collectively as the Authors of Pain, alongside their manager, Paul Ellering. There were reports going around before this week’s special “New Year’s Revolution” episode of Friday Night SmackDown in the Great White North that Ellering was spotted in Vancouver.

Sure enough, here they are.

As expected, the team has aligned with Karrion Kross and Scarlett to form a new faction.

Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits were in the ring making their new year’s resolutions, claiming they will make 2024 their year. You know, the usual. That’s when the lights started to go out and a countdown hit the big screen. Did we see the vision?

We did by the end of the segment.

That’s because Kross showed up with Scarlett and Ellering next to him, and AOP attacked everyone in the ring from behind. They ended the segment standing tall, the new muscle in town eager to make their own statement.

Hell yes.

Get complete SmackDown results and coverage of this week’s “New Year’s Revolution” special episode right here.

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