The Authors of Pain, who were released from WWE in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, have been a subject of speculation and rumors regarding their potential return to the company.

During the December 22, 2023, episode of WWE Smackdown, a vignette featuring Karrion Kross aired, and at the conclusion of the segment, there was a brief glimpse of what appeared to be The Authors of Pain alongside their manager Paul Ellering.

Reports surfaced recently confirmed that WWE had plans for AOP to make their return to television as part of the Smackdown brand. This development suggests that the former WWE tag team may be set for a comeback in the near future, adding to the anticipation of their potential return to the wrestling scene.

What are your thoughts on The Authors of Pain potentially returning to WWE, and how do you think they will fare in the Smackdown brand if their comeback becomes official? Leave us a comment below.

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