Impact Wrestling: Motor City Machine Guns return at Slammiversary sets Twitter on fire

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Impact Wrestling Slammiversary got off to a wild start with the return of Motor City Machine Guns setting Twitter ablaze right from the start.

Impact Wrestling promised to present a plethora of surprises at Slammiversary, and they didn’t waste any time with an opening contest where The Rascalz laid down an open challenge.

With news breaking yesterday that Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson had signed with Impact Wrestling, they were expected to answer, but instead we got the return of the Motor City Machine Guns.

For the first time in almost a decade, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley are in Impact Wrestling and ready to light up the tag team division. Both men are OGs of TNA from as early as 2003/2004 and former X-Division standouts.

The two came together as a tag team in 2007, Sabin and Shelley went on to put together a truly outstanding resume as a duo. They’re former Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions, but their success wasn’t confined to one company.

Taking their talents around the industry, Motor City Machine Guns also snagged tag team gold in Ring of Honor as one-time ROH World Tag Team Champions and in New Japan Pro Wrestling as one-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.

On top of their impressive tag team run, Shelley and Sabin are no strangers to singles gold. Both are former X-Division Champions, and Chris Sabin is a former TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

Alex Shelley officially retired in 2018, but has come out of retirement a handful of times including an appearance with WWE NXT earlier this year to reunite the NJPW tag team Time Splitters with Kushida. Sabin has reportedly been working with Impact Wrestling as a producer since last year, and now he’s made his in-ring return as well.

The love for Motor City Machine Guns came through loud and clear as Twitter started to react to their shocking appearance.

Motor City Machine Guns took The Rascalz on in their return, and it didn’t take long for them to show us the tandem offense they’re known for.

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After a strong performance showing neither man has missed a beat, Motor City Machine Guns scored the victory to end their Impact Wrestling return with a bang. They’re sure to carry that momentum in hopes of a future opportunity at the Impact Tag Team Champions The North.