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Alex Shelley Talks If He’s Interested In Working With AEW

The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) is one of the most, if not the most decorated tag team in pro wrestling history. They have won several Tag Team Titles in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, ROH and NJPW.

The Motor City Machine Guns recently returned to where they made their names, became legends in tag team wrestling as well as where they are once again World Tag Team Champions, IMPACT Wrestling.

The Motor City Machine Guns recently appeared as guests on the ALL Real Wrestling Podcast, where they talked about a number of topics, including their recent return to where it all started, IMPACT Wrestling.

This is what Alex Shelley said:

“I would say probably the past three years or so, Impact has reached out to me intermittently about coming back, and for whatever reason or another, whether I was under contract or whether I was in school, I wasn’t able to do it. And they reached out one more time in May – I think May or April during the pandemic – and at the point in time, I was kind of taking things as they came to me.”

“When I came back to wrestling, I just want to do things that were exciting to me and things that I thought were creatively and athletically fulfilling. And the idea of reuniting the Motor City Machine Guns – especially with Chris Sabin coming back from his third ACL repair – to me, that was exciting. So yeah, I bit.”

Alex Shelley then talked about intentionally not signing a contract with any promotion and the reason being is that he wants to be able to wrestle everywhere whether IMPACT, whether that’s NJPW, whether that’s ROH, or whether that’s NXT or AEW.

This is what Alex Shelley said:

I intentionally have not signed a contract anywhere, and the reason I have not is because I want to be able to wrestle everywhere whether that’s Impact, whether that’s New Japan, whether that’s Ring Of Honor, whether that’s NXT and AEW – anywhere.

And one of the things that, again, I found creatively fulfilling and athletically fulfilling was the idea of being in a resurrected Pure Title Tournament. So I was very, very, very stoked to implement the Pure Title rules again in Ring Of Honor, but obviously, that didn’t happen. Hopefully, I’ll get back down the line though.”

Alex Shelley then talked about if he ever thought it was possible for a group of wrestlers to create their own promotion, clearly referring to AEW. Alex Shelley has appeared in just about every major promotion in the world, with the exception of AEW. Alex Shelley was then asked if whether or not he would like to go to AEW.

This is what Alex Shelley said:

“Oh, certainly. You know, I grew up watching WWF mostly, but ECW is basically an independent that just grew. And especially the further along I got in the business, you would see people go up, and come down, and go up, and come down, and it happens all the time. Was I surprised that a major backer gave somebody money to start a wrestling company or they saw potential? Not really, that happens. And I think it’s awesome and good for them. I’m glad they’re all making great money, and I’m hopeful that they’re happy.”

“No. I mean, it’s not– I don’t have a bucket list, you know. I really, truly just try enjoy everything for what it is. I would go there. Sure, yeah, I would, but it’s nothing I have to do to be content with my career or to enjoy life, but that makes sense. But yeah, good for them. I’m happy that people are able to work somewhere else, and I’m sure the product they put out is awesome.”

You can check out Alex Shelley’s comments in the video below:

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