The most common assumption was that Ellering didn’t want to travel as much at this point in his career. Akam and Rezar have a ton of potential and it will be interesting to see which promotion snaps them up. We may have a reason behind WWE's shock decision to release AOP. Dave Meltzer Star Ratings – WWE Clash Of Champions 2020, Rumor Roundup: The Plans For Aalyah Mysterio, WWE Still Planning To Push Two RAW Stars, More, Roman Reigns Teases Some Upcoming Changes To His Character, Rumor On The RAW Locker Room’s Reaction To RETRIBUTION, Jon Moxley Shares His Thoughts On The Roman Reigns-Paul Heyman Pairing & The Wednesday Night War, 14 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IN WWE BEFORE WRESTLEMANIA 40, – Which Current Male WWE Superstar Are You? A ton of speculation began to swirl as to why the decision to break the Authors Of Pain away from Ellering was made. Following a successful win on their first night on the show, AOP dropped longtime manager Paul Ellering from their ranks. Paul Ellering (born August 22, 1953) is an American professional wrestling manager, professional wrestler and dog musher.He is currently signed with WWE to a legends contract. Your support is appreciated! Mike Johnson provided an answer on PWInsider Elite Audio (subscribe here). The Real Reason Paul Ellering Split From The Authors Of Pain, PHOTOS: Cody Rhodes Returns On AEW Dynamite, Debuts A New Look. It basically was that they wanted Authors of Pain on their own and it was a creative choice by people on the main roster. Following their emphatic Rawdebut win against Heath Slater and Rhyno and a teased split with manager Paul Ellering, the Authors of Pain have been filmed in a backstage interview confirming they are closing the chapter on Ellering. He said that both Paul Heyman and Triple H were big fans of the team. It’s that simple. The alternative could be that he's simply saying goodbye without making it sound like travel is the reason for his dismissal and that his former team has simply tired of him and want to go a new direction. Dave Meltzer also recently reported that there were big plans for the Authors of Pain in WWE before their release. Robert Roode Possibly Returning To WWE NXT?, Isaiah Scott vs. Santos... Slapjack Comments On New Name, T-Bar Replies To CM Punk’s Remarks, Roman Reigns Responds To The Rock, WrestleMania Match. My Take: If it was up to me, I would put AOP back with Paul Ellering when Akam is fully healed. He was just someone that they didn’t want to be with Authors of Pain at this juncture.”, READ: 14 THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN IN WWE BEFORE WRESTLEMANIA 40. What next for the former NXT and RAW Tag-Team Champions. He said that this didn't happen because the duo suffered a setback right as they were due to be cleared and this may have led WWE to give up on AOP and release them. Authors of Pain would definitely be a good fit in AEW's tag team division. Just saying ... https://t.co/A423mvlfUj. Tom said that original plans for AOP were for them to return ahead of SummerSlam and feud with Street Profits. Let us know in the comment section. However, Paul Ellering's return to … Details On The Status of AOP, WWE Contracts, Paul Ellering’s Future, WWE Had Plans to Bring Back Paul Ellering Before COVID-19 Pandemic, WWE Monday Night Raw Results: February 3, 2020. Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports that the split had nothing to do with Ellering’s being reluctant to travel. This man is soon to be a free agent. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. I have seen this road before. That seems to hint that AOP will not be involved at Wrestlemania 35. It had nothing to do with Ellering not wanting to go on the road. If any quotes are used from this article, please add an H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling. The Authors Of Pain are now on the main roster after joining Monday Night RAW. In a big surprise, they ditched their long-time manager Paul Ellering after their debut match. Take Our Quiz To Find Out, – Which WWE Legend Are You?