-- One of the likely reasons that the Authors of Pain walked out on Paul Ellering is because Vince McMahon is not very high on managers in general. It was okay in NXT because Triple H clearly doesn't have as much of an issue with them. This has led to some people being worried that when Andrade Cien Almas debuts on the main roster, Vince will split him up with Zelina Vegas.
-- Ellering is also in his mid-60s and likely was not interested in being on the road full-time so this split made sense from multiple directions, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
-- Ellering tweeted the following, likely a direct response to the rumors of him being removed due to travel reasons:
— Paul Ellering (@PaulElleringWWE) April 14, 2018