Authors of Pain Released By WWE

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WWE has announced Akam and Rezar aka The Authors of Pain have been released.

The company made the announcement via WWE.com, writing:

WWE has come to terms on the release of Akam and Rezar (AOP). We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Akam, real name Sunny Dhinsa, signed with WWE in 2014 after being a top prospect for the Olympics. Rezar, real name Gzim Selmani, signed with WWE in 2015 after competing in mixed martial arts.

The duo were last paired with Seth Rollins on TV before an injury suffered by Rezar forced the team to sit on the sidelines. Paul Ellering, their manager in NXT, recently said in an interview that there were plans to bring him back to television to rejoin the team until the pandemic happened.

No word at this time on what led to their release.