Chris Sabin comments on potentially facing FTR.
Ahead of AEW All Out 2022, IMPACT Wrestling stars Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley, collectively known as the Motor City Machine Guns, were brought in as part of Jay Lethal's feud with Wardlow, who aligned with FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler). The Motor City Machine Guns and FTR teased having a match during this rivalry. In the end, the two teams only met in a trios match at the pay-per-view, where Wardlow and FTR emerged victorious. The match marked cthe Motor City Machine Guns' AEW in-ring debut. Sabin and Shelley have not wrestled for AEW since the show.
In a virtual signing with Captain's Corner, Sabin responded to a fan who noted that they would love to see the Motor City Machine Guns face FTR. He stated that he believes it's possible, and they thought it would happen in NXT. The veteran made it clear that he would love to face Harwood and Wheeler, as he thinks they're talented and he likes their style.
“I think it’s possible one day. Obviously we thought it was gonna happen in AEW. It turned into a six-man tag, which was fine. But I think it’s possible one day. I’d love to have a match with those guys. They’re insanely talented, and they have such a cool style because I like old-school in today’s atmosphere. I think that’s really cool, it makes them stand out. They’re both cool guys, great wrestlers, and I think it’d be awesome," Sabin said.
Shelley was also asked about the match, as well as a potential clash with the Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) and a reignited working relationship between AEW and IMPACT Wrestling. He noted that it's easier to say "maybe" now, as companies work together. Shelley also admitted that he and Sabn are busy, both with IMPACT and other companies on the independent scene.
“Maybe, right? It’s easier to say maybe now than it would have been a few years ago because the companies do work together, everybody works together. There’s open-door polities across the board. So you never know, right. But it seems entirely possible. Is it likely? I don’t know. I mean, we’re so busy with IMPACT and other things coming up, too. As far as people on the IMPACT roster go, me, Speedball, Masha, but then [Sabin is] probably a close number four, as far as people who do a lot of independent shows. But it’d be nice, though. Of course it’d be nice. It’d be great," Shelley said.
In July 2022, FTR named the Motor City Machine Guns as one of their dream matches. Check out their comments here.
FTR currently hold the AEW World Tag Team Championship. Meanwhile, Shelley is the reigning IMPACT World Champion, and Sabin holds the IMPACT X-Division Champion.
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