To keep the trend of returns and debuts going for tonight’s episode of WWE Monday Night RAW following WrestleMania, former NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain made their main roster debut.
Heath Slater and Rhyno came out and cut a promo about their involvement in the RAW Tag Team Title Tournament after Strowman and Nicholas relinquished the belts earlier in the show, only to have the Authors of Pain come out to be their opponents.
The Authors of Pain won the match in a quick squash, advancing in the tournament.
You can see WWE’s tweet regarding AOP’s debut below:
— WWE (@WWE) April 10, 2018
Following the match the Authors of Pain seemed to ditch their manager Paul Ellering, leaving him standing at ringside as the advanced up the ramp to celebrate without him.