For those of you wondering how WWE is explaining Paul Ellering’s absence from The Authors Of Pain act, they already explained it on NXT.
During a backstage NXT segment that was taped backstage at Takeover: New Orleans, Ellering told them that he developed the plan for them to win the NXT Tag Team Championship. AOP fired back and told Ellering that this is not about him and his chapter with them has ended.
Let’s clear up one rumor that has been going around. Ellering was not removed from the team because he didn’t want to travel. Click here for more on why Ellering was pulled from the group and his future going forward.
— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2018