Mike Bennett and Matt Taven have a chip on their shoulder heading into IMPACT Bound For Glory 2022.
At the annual IMPACT event, which is set to take place on Friday, October 7, Bennett and Taven (representing Honor No More) will defend the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles against another accomplished team in The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin).
Speaking with Kevin Kellam of Sportskeeda Wrestling, Bennett detailed his mindset going into Bound For Glory and how he and Taven want to remind everyone that they belong in the conversation of best tag teams in the world.
"We left the tapings this past weekend, and I think one of the last things I said to Taven right before we left is I said, ‘Bound For Glory is gonna be a lot of fun. We’ve never wrestled the Motor City Machine Guns, and I said, ‘Let’s remind everyone who the f—- we really are.’ That was my mindset. We’ve done a lot in this industry, we’ve gone to Japan, we’ve wrestled the Bullet Club, we’ve wrestled the Young Bucks. We’ve won gold everywhere we’ve gone, and sometimes I feel like we oftentimes get left out of the conversation of really, really good tag teams that are still around, have done a lot of good things. So I said to him, I was like, ‘Let’s use that to our advantage.’ We’ve got a f— chip on our shoulder. Let’s remind everyone who the f— we are, and I have a feeling like the Motor City Machine Guns are going in there too thinking that way. They’ve been having some killer matches the last year or so, and I feel like they’re another team that doesn’t get talked about. When you look at the top tag teams, you always hear FTR, you always hear the Young Bucks, you always hear The Usos, and here’s Motor City Machine Guns, here’s The OGK. We’re like wait a minute, we’re doing just as well, we’re killing it just as well. So let’s remind everyone who the f— we are. That’s our mindset going in," Bennett said.
Elsewhere in the interview, Bennett noted that he is having the time of his life right now and will likely look back on these as "the good old days." Click here to read more.
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