The Final Testament
MembersKarrion Kross (leader)
Paul Ellering (manager)
Name(s)The Final Testament
Billed heightsKross: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Scarlett: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Akam: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Rezar: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
billed weight
1,255 lb (569 kg)
DebutJanuary 5, 2024
Years active2024–present

The Final Testament is a villainous professional wrestling stable, consisting of leader Karrion Kross, Scarlett, Akam, Rezar, and Paul Ellering, who serves as the group's manager. They are all currently signed to WWE, where they perform on the SmackDown brand.


On the December 22, 2023 episode of SmackDown, Kross and Scarlett appeared in a vignette, stating that they have formed a new alliance, but without revealing the identities of their new associates.[1] On SmackDown: New Year's Revolution, Kross, accompanied by Scarlett, attacked Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits alongside the Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) and Paul Ellering who officially made their return to WWE, confirming their alliance in the process.[2]

The following week on SmackDown, the group's name was officially named "The Final Testament" during a backstage vignette. On February 3, The Final Testament had the upper hand on Lashley, Dawkins, and Ford until B-Fab attacked Scarlett and helped the trio out in order to even the odds.


L Leader
M Manager
* Founding member(s)
Members Joined
Karrion Kross (L) January 5, 2024*
Scarlett January 5, 2024*
Akam January 5, 2024*
Rezar January 5, 2024*
Paul Ellering (M) January 5, 2024*


As of April 6, 2024


Affiliate Members Tenure Type
Authors of Pain Akam
2024–present Tag team


  1. ^ Lambert, Jeremy (December 22, 2023). "Karrion Kross Hints At Needing 'Authors' For His Proclamation On 12/22 WWE SmackDown". Fightful. Retrieved January 6, 2024.
  2. ^ Phu, Angeline (January 5, 2024). "The Authors Of Pain (& Paul Ellering) Return On WWE SmackDown Alongside Karrion Kross". Wrestling Inc. Retrieved January 6, 2024.