Akam of the Authors of Pain returned to action at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia.
AOP (Akam and Rezar) were both entrants in the 50-man battle royal. They took part in a spot where they faced off with the Viking Raiders and Heavy Machinery during the match, which led to AOP being eliminated. Akam and Rezar threw Tucker over the top rope before being eliminated by the Viking Raiders.
Sin Cara was also in the battle royal. This was his first match since last August.
The battle royal was won by NXT’s Mansoor Al-Shehail, who is Saudi Arabian and was involved in the segment with the Daivari brothers at the Greatest Royal Rumble in 2018.
Post Wrestling’s John Pollock reported last week that AOP had been set to return for a few weeks. Pollock wrote that Akam had been cleared and that it was a matter of coming up with a program for AOP.
AOP are part of the Raw tag team division.
Akam underwent knee surgery in January. While Akam was out of action, Rezar made some appearances on Main Event and teamed with Scott Dawson against Bobby Roode & Chad Gable on the Royal Rumble pre-show.