Authors Of Pain were released in September 2020 by WWE.
Fightful Select reports they were brought up to AEW management last year, who weren’t sure if they were a good fit at the time, but left the door open. Regarding NJPW, the promotion wasn’t bringing over new talent at the time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was noted that the two wrestlers have been working regular jobs. What’s interesting is a promoter reached out to AOP, but was told that both men had “retired.”
The media outlet is still trying to confirm whether they’ve actually retired or not.