Impact Wrestling Preview (8/18) – Emergence Night One – Impact Tag Team Championship – The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander) vs. The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Saban)
In what has been an Impact Wrestling Cinderella story, the Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Saban and Alex Shelley) returned to Impact Wrestling at Slammiversary.
It marked the first time the pair teamed up in four years, and eight years since they wrestled in Impact, but they hadn’t lost a thing.
But even with all of that was their immediate feud with The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander).
We were sure the Good Brother (Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) would challenge the North, but we weren’t disappointed.
Marking their territory
In true North fashion, Ethan Page’s ego got the better of him and he and Josh Alexander took offense to everyone fawning over Chris Saban and Alex Shelley.
To be fair, they had reason to take offense since they’d recently set the record for the longest tag team title reign in Impact Wrestling history (408 days) to very little on screen fanfare.
At least, very little in their minds. While it was the interview welcoming back Shelley and Saban that seemed to push them over the edge.
So, they challenged the Motor City Machine Guns to see who the best tag team in the world was.
And that’s what brought us here, since the Motor City Machine Guns beat the North for the Impact Tag Team Championship on the MCMG’s re-debut.
That’s gotta hurt, and it did.
The fallout was interesting as Page seemed to have lost his mind and moxie, and it took them a couple of weeks, but the North got around to enacting their rematch clause.
Who will win?
This is the toughest match to call as both teams are extremely talented and evenly matched.
Their last match ended with the slimmest of victories as they were so equally matched, and we expect nothing different here.
The problem is, without the championships, Page seems a fraction of his former self while also being a lot more aggressive.
Will he revert back to his old, arrogant self if they win back the titles or continue on this path?
It’s too interesting and we’re curious to see what the powers that be have planned for Page, so we’re going to go with the Motor City Machine Guns winning and retaining the tag team championship.
This is really a flip the coin type of thing, so we’re just going to sit back and enjoy the show they have planned.
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