The Authors Of Pain dominated NXT and became NXT Tag Team Champions in the process, but they had to leave their manager Paul Ellering behind when they jumped to the main roster for some reason.
Now it looks like AOP has a new leader and it all took place on Raw. Drake Maverick was shown leading AOP down the hallway and when they got to the ring the 205 GM announced he was also he new manager of Akam and Rezar.
Matt Hardy obviously noticed this because he was likely backstage producing because that’s his new role in WWE. He asked if Paul Ellering had been submerged into the Lake Of Reincarnation while he was away.
Touche, Woken One.
— MATT HARDY (@MATTHARDYBRAND) September 4, 2018