The Authors of Pain are gearing up for their official return to WWE, and it looks like the wrestling world won’t have to wait long to see them back in action.

Following their release from WWE in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Authors of Pain have been the subject of speculation and rumors surrounding their potential return to the company. Wrestling fans have been eagerly awaiting for their comeback, and it seems the wait is almost over.

After their teaser appearance during Karrion Kross promo on the December 22, 2023 episode of Smackdown, Ringside News has received word that the Authors of Pain, along with their manager Paul Ellering, will make their official return on the New Year’s Revolution episode of the show, scheduled for January 5, 2024.

Back in October, Ringside News first broke the news of their return after speaking to a tenured member of the WWE creative team about AOP and Paul Ellering. At the time of publish, we confirmed that they have signed with the company and they were working on plans for their return to the company.


Fans can now anticipate seeing them back in a regular capacity at that point. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more updates on their return to the squared circle!

How excited are you about the Authors of Pain’s return to WWE on the New Year’s Revolution episode of Smackdown? What are your expectations for their comeback in the company? Let us know in the comment section.

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Steve Carrier

Steve is the Founder of RingsideNews. He has been writing about professional wrestling since 1996. He first got into website development at the time and has been focusing on bringing his readers the best professional wrestling news at it's highest quality.

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