The Authors of Pain Resurface On Monday Night Raw, AJ Styles Missing SmackDown Tonight, Jessika Carr

The Authors of Pain

– As the race for the Raw Tag Team Championship heats up, The Authors of Pain have been conspicuous by their absence the last couple of weeks. Akam and Rezar rectified that on Monday Night Raw, resurfacing by bullying a stagehand behind the curtain and confronting Titus Worldwide before brutalizing a pair of local competitors named Rich and Rex Gibson.

The beatdown from the former NXT Tag Team Champions was so vicious that Titus O’Neil and Apollo Crews had to make the save, though Akam and Rezar opted to leave the ring rather than throw down.

Prior to Monday night, Akam and Rezar had not appeared on Raw since April 30. Click here for a story on why they were missing for nearly two months.

– We reported over the weekend that SmackDown Women’s Champion Carmella will not appear on tonight’s episode of SmackDown LIVE since she’s in Australia doing media interviews to promote WWE Super Show-Down, a historic event taking place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday, October 6. She is in Australia with WWE Champion AJ Styles, which means that he will also miss the show.

Here is an interview Styles and Carmella did to promote WWE Super Show-Down.

– Jessika Carr, WWE’s first full-time female referee, turned 27 years old on Monday.