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2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Winner; NXT Tag Team Champion
Akam, one half of the devastating duo known as The Authors of Pain, is ready to wreak havoc on NXT.
Led by WWE Hall of Famer Paul Ellering, Akam and his equally-monstrous partner, Rezar, made a huge impact in his NXT debut, demolishing American Alpha in unprecedented fashion. The devastating beatdown left the NXT Universe in stunned silence, wanting to know more about the monsters. Yet, little has been revealed about Akam or Rezar. Ellering has kept his cards close to the vest, choosing to disclose only scant details about the Authors and their motivations, and saying that NXT will learn about them “in due time.”
Akam has said little since arriving in NXT. Instead, he and Rezar have let their in-ring devastation do the talking. The message has been clear: Anyone bold enough to step in the ring with this duo will be left feeling only one thing: pain.
At NXT TakeOver: Toronto, Rezar and Akam defeated TM61 in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic to win the prestigious Dusty Rhodes Cup, and the tough duo rode that momentum to capture the NXT Tag Team Championship at NXT TakeOver: San Antonio. With the championship now around their waists and rows of opponents left in their wake, it’s clear The Authors of Pain are just getting started.