Authers of Pain pro
The Authers of Pain
Paul Ellering (manager)
DebutedJune 8, 2016

The Authors of Pain a professional wrestling tag team that performed in NXT. The team, managed by Paul Ellering, is composed of Akam and Rezar.


Beginnings in NXT

Akam and Rezar made their televised NXT debuts on June 8, 2016 at NXT TakeOver: The End; following the NXT Tag Team Championship match, they attacked former champions American Alpha (Chad Gable and Jason Jordan) before leaving backstage with Paul Ellering. On June 15 episode of NXT, the Authors of Pain won their first televised match and were accompanied by Ellering. On November 19, the duo won the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, defeating TM-61 in the tournament final at NXT TakeOver: Toronto. At NXT TakeOver: San Antonio, they won the NXT Tag Team Championship by defeating #DIY.

In wrestling

  • Double-team finishing moves
    • The Last Chapter (Russian legsweep / Lariat combination)
  • Double-team signature moves
    • Super Collider (Stereo powerbombs, after colliding their opponents)
    • Neckbreaker (Akam) / sitout powerbomb (Rezar) combination
    • Spinning sidewalk slam (Rezar) / running big boot (Akam) combination
  • Entrance music
    • "Pain" by CFO$ (NXT; June 15, 2016–present)
Stables & Tag Teams

3MBAir BoomAJ & TaminaAJ Styles & Air ParisAmerican AlphaAmerican PitbullsBlake and MurphyBreezangoD-Generation XDemolitionDeuce 'n DominoEdge and ChristianGallows & AndersonJeri-ShowJohn Morrison and The MizKroniKLance Cade and Trevor MurdochLos GuerrerosLos LocalesLos MatadoresMNMPCBPaul London and Brian KendrickPrimo & EpicoRated-RKORaven's NestRight to CensorRybAxelSAni†YShoMizSocial OutcastsTest & AlbertToo CoolTM-61Truth and ConsequencesTyson Kidd and CesaroY2AJThe AscensionThe AuthorityThe Authors of PainThe Beautiful Fierce FemalesThe Bella TwinsThe Blue World OrderThe Brothers of DestructionThe BushwhackersThe ColónsThe CorreThe Dancing FoolsThe Dashing OnesThe Divas of DoomThe Dudley BoyzThe FunkadactylsThe Hardy BoyzThe Hart DynastyThe HeadbangersThe HighlandersThe Latino World OrderThe League of NationsThe LegacyThe Lucha DragonsThe Nasty BoysThe Natural DisastersThe New Age OutlawsThe New DayThe New World OrderThe NexusThe OutsidersThe Prime Time PlayerThe Realest GuysThe Real AmericansThe RevivalThe RevolutionThe Rhodes DynastyThe Road WarriorsThe ShieldThe Unholy AllianceThe UsosThe VaudevillainsThe World's Greatest Tag TeamThe Wyatt FamilyThe Young Stallions

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