The Authors of Pain made their long-awaited WWE main-roster debut when they appeared on Raw earlier this month to defeat Heath Slater and Rhyno in convincing fashion.
Following the match, the monstrous Akam and Rezar distanced themselves from Paul Ellering and it has since been confirmed that the experienced manager will no longer represent AOP in WWE.
A recent report from PW Insider suggested the decision was made for Ellering to part ways with the duo simply because WWE would rather use him in NXT instead of on the main roster.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at five Superstars and/or tag teams who the legendary former Road Warriors and AOP manager could join forces with next.
#5 Lars Sullivan
If Brock Lesnar leaves WWE this year, there’s a possibility that Paul Heyman will remain with the company and become an advocate for another member of the roster.
Lars Sullivan is a name that often comes up when fans speculate who Heyman could represent next. However, “The Leviathan” is still in the early process of building his character on NXT television, so it would be seen as a considerable demotion if the former ECW owner suddenly left the WWE spotlight to appear on NXT.
Rather than Heyman, Paul Ellering is a much more likely representative for the up-and-comer. The former AOP manager could talk the talk while Sullivan walks the walk as a silent destroyer.