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5 important things you need to know about the Authors of Pain, Sunny Dhinsa and Gzim Selmani

Authors of Pain with Paul Ellering
Adithya Pai
Modified 10 Jun 2016, 11:45 IST
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WWE NXT has been producing some of the best tag teams that the fans have ever seen, Enzo and Cass being the foremost. One of them is the Authors of Pain, comprising of Gzim Selmani and Sunny Dhinsa, who have made an impact by attacking American Alpha during NXT TakeOver: The End earlier today. 

The NXT Universe was shocked by the sudden and feral attack, not to mention that legendary manager and WWE Hall Of Famer Paul Ellering was behind them. 

On that note, here are five things that you need to know about the Authors of Pain.

#1 Gzim Selmani fought in MMA promotion Bellator 

Gzim Selmani at Bellator 130

One-half of the Authors of Pain hails from a martial arts background. Selmani is Kosovo-Albanian who has been training in Judo since the age of four and also began practicing Kickboxing at the age of 8.

Many wrestlers these days come from a martial arts background and jump to pro-wrestling after a period of time. He also began training in mixed martial arts alongside his brother since the age of 15. 

Selmani began his MMA career by participating in amateur matches in Netherlands. He has an MMA record of 4 wins and two losses. He won his first professional fight against Anatoli Ciumac back in 2012. 


He faced Ante Delija in a losing effort at Final Fight Championship 10. Selmani Later went on to face Mario Milosavljevic who he defeated. He had another match at Final Fighting Championship at FFC 10 where he beat Tomaz Simonic. 

He continued his MMA career, obtaining an impressive victory in 18 seconds when he defeated Oli Thomspon at BAMMA 15. He also fought in Bellator MMA when he faced Daniel Gallemore in a losing effort at Bellator 130. This was his last MMA match before making it to the WWE NXT. 

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Published 09 Jun 2016, 19:02 IST
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