WWE SmackDown this week saw AOP’s return to the fold in Vancouver for New Year’s Revolution, but they didn’t come alone. Paul Ellering was with them, and that was a part of the plan.

WWE brought big show for New Year’s Revolution, and the Authors of Pain’s return to television was a long time coming. After all, they inked a new deal a long time ago.

Sean Sapp noted behind Fightful’s paywall that Paul Ellering was very important to AOP. He was a necessity if their WWE return was going to happen.

AOP and Ellering have been signed for well over a year. We’re told that Ellering being a part of their presentation was important to them.


Paul Ellering has a history of managing amazing teams, and AOP is no different. Only time will tell what is next for them, but they got off to a strong start on SmackDown.

It was previously reported that Paul Ellering was spotted in Vancouver ahead of WWE SmackDown this week. That gave a lot of fans a clue that AOP was coming back. That’s exactly what happened, and now Ellering is back with AOP.

What’s your take on Paul Ellering getting teamed up with AOP once again? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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