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End of an Era: The Motor City Machine Guns Bid Farewell to TNA Wrestling


  • Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, known as the Motor City Machine Guns, reportedly marked their last appearance in TNA Wrestling during Saturday night’s tapings in Philadelphia.
  • After decades of thrilling matches and title runs, the duo is now set to explore free agency, with their contracts expiring on April 1.
  • While their future endeavors remain uncertain, the wrestling world remains abuzz with possibilities, including hints at potential WWE interest.

A Fond Farewell

Icons of the squared circle, Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, put on their final performance under the TNA banner this Saturday, encapsulating an era that spanned over two decades. The Motor City Machine Guns, celebrated for their in-ring prowess and unmatched chemistry, received an emotional backstage sendoff from TNA, marking the end of their current chapter in professional wrestling. Their departure, confirmed by both PWInsider and Fightful Select, opens the door to new opportunities as their contracts come to a close.

Legacy of Champions

Debuting in TNA in the early 2000s, Shelley and Sabin quickly rose to prominence, not just as singles competitors but as a force to be reckoned with in the tag team division. The Motor City Machine Guns are three-time TNA tag team champions and have also clinched titles in Game Changer Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and Ring of Honor, showcasing their talents across the globe and solidifying their legacy as one of the most dynamic duos in wrestling history.

A Future Uncertain but Bright

As free agents come April, the wrestling community is rife with speculation on where the Motor City Machine Guns will land next. Their brief appearance in AEW and Shelley’s participation in WWE’s NXT highlight their lasting appeal and adaptability in a constantly evolving wrestling landscape. WWE Hall of Famer “Road Dogg” Brian James has even teased the potential of Shelley and Sabin thriving in WWE, fueling rumors and excitement about their next big move.

As we bid farewell to Shelley and Sabin’s remarkable tenure in TNA, the question on everyone’s mind is: What’s next for the Motor City Machine Guns? Their legacy in TNA may have reached its conclusion, but the next chapter in their storied careers is just about to begin.

What are your thoughts on the Motor City Machine Guns leaving TNA, and where would you like to see them showcase their talents next? Share your predictions and wishes in the comments below.

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