Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley, better known as the Motor City Machine Guns, shockingly became the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions by defeated The North in the week following Slammiversary.
In a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, former Impact World Champion commented that he thought the team was “here to stay”, whilst also discussing the return and his discussion with Shelley.
Well, I mean, I didn’t have to convince him luckily, like I just asked him and he was down for it. Scott D’Amore and I discussed [the possibility of a return] because the plan was always for me to wrestle again even while I was producing. We didn’t know whether it’d be singles or what, but yeah Scott and I discussed how awesome it would be to get The Motor City Machine Guns back together for my return. So, we both contacted Shelley, and luckily he was on board.
Sabin also talked about the point that the team were offered a WWE contract, but the time wasn’t right for them.
Rumours circulated that MCMG were set for a spot in the Dusty Rhodes Classic, although it seems there was another time they were contacted without a fruitful outcome.
We were contacted, yes [at another time]. Actually, I was leaving rehab, and then, we were contacted about doing something with them as The Machine Guns, but I was like, ‘Look, I’m sorry, I’m just not up to do it’.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.