WWE Were Considering Bringing Back AOP For This Week’s Raw

The tag-team turmoil match.

If you haven’t already been caught up with this week’s WWE RAW, you might have missed what happened at the tag-team turmoil match on Monday.

Lucha House Party, The O.C., Viking Raiders, Hawkins & Ryder, B-Team, Heavy Machinery, The Revival and the seemingly random team of Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode competed in a Tag Team Turmoil Match. The winner of this match would get a title shot at the Raw Tag Team Championships at Clash of Champions. Of course, the team of Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode won, which means they will now face Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman on September 15.

Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Live reported that WWE were considering bringing back AOP for the match, but the company nixed the plan.

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Now, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is also reporting that the change regarding AOP’s return was made by Vince McMahon.

They were even supposed to do well in the match, but were ultimately scheduled to lose to Roode and Ziggler.

AOP has been out of action for some time now on WWE TV due to Akam recovering from a knee injury. They did however, wrestle at a live event SmackDown show in July.

It would have been brilliant if Akam and Rezar were given a return on the night and if they had been given an opportunity to shine.