SHOCKING: WWE Releases Major Tag Team Superstars

Published 09/05/2020, 8:39 AM EDT

WWE has been releasing one shocking news after another. One such news that left the fans stunned was the release of AOP from their contracts.

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AOP (Akam and Rezar) are now officially done with the company. WWE did not make a huge issue out of this. It released a standard statement online and left it there.

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

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Currently, it is not known whether the ex-Superstars were looking to leave the company or if the company made the decision for them. Either way, a huge chunk of the fan base are of the opinion that this was definitely not expected.

Why did WWE release AOP from their contracts?

There are different speculations in circulation. Some are of the opinion that the creative team did not see eye-to-eye with them and thus, their contracts came to an end. On the other hand, it is rumored that the continuous injuries have a role to play in the release of AOP from WWE.

Akam and Rezar made their debut together on NXT during 2016. At that point, their manager was Paul Ellering. Both of them quickly became fan favorites on WWE’s black-and-gold brand.

A victory in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Tournament is a shining jewel in their bag of achievements. Furthermore, they won the WWE NXT Tag Team Championship titles after defeating Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa (#DIY) at Takeover: Chicago (2017) during a ladder match. They held on to the title for three months before Sanity took it from them.

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In the month of April 2018, AOP made their way to WWE Raw. Under the red brand, Akam and Rezar secured the Raw Tag Team Titles by defeated Seth Rollins in a handicap match.

Unfortunately, their impact on the main roster was minuscule in comparison to NXT.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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