Impact Wrestling Preview (9/15) – The North (Josh Alexander and Ethan Page) and Ace Austin and Madman Fulton vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) and the Rascalz (Dez and Wentz)
This is going to be the match to see as four of Impact Wrestling’s top teams square off in what should be an awesome match.
One of the fun things about this match is it has the heels and faces with clearly drawn lines in the sand, while the Good Brothers (Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows) are off to the side.
This doesn’t mean the Good Brothers aren’t faces, but they have more of the outlaw anti-hero feel to them.
With that being said, we expect them to challenge the Motor City Machine Guns before too long. They may even pick at the pieces left after this match to get their shot.
Let’s set aside the Good Brothers conversation for the moment as everyone in this match can be considered a contender for the Impact Tag Team Championship.
Well, maybe not everyone.
We love Ace Austin and Madman Fulton, but they haven’t done much of anything as a tag team in the ring yet.
It may be because they went after the Good Brothers right away, but we’re curious what they’re capable of.
This doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be in the conversation, but that they need to pull something out and we think this will be it.
Yep, we’re staking our claim, probably out of personal hope, that Austin or Fulton will pin either Shelley or Sabin and jump over the North and Rascalz as number one contenders.
Method to our madness
Before anyone gets the pitchforks out, there are some legitimate reasons for our picking Austin and Fulton.
This match, in our eyes, is to help determine the new number one contender, so whoever pins one of the Motor City Machine Guns will cement that opportunity in discussion at least.
With that in mind, the North already had a shot at reclaiming the championship after they lost them. Having them get another show feels, and we’ve mentioned this before, a little to WWE.
So, going with the new blood angle, the Rascalz faced and lost to MCMG, but they’re still in the discussion because it’s one loss.
Austin and Fulton haven’t faced them yet, but lost to the Rascalz a couple of weeks back.
If they manage to win and pin one of MCMG, it’ll put them into the discussion for facing the Motor City Machine Guns.
But wait, there’s more
This is where the Good Brothers come back into the conversation.
Since they beat Austin and Fulton, Anderson and Gallows will have an issue with them leap frogging them.
But then we expect the Good Brothers to have an issue with anyone but them getting a shot at the tag team titles.
So, there could be another match next week between the Good Brothers and whoever wins tonight for the number one contender spot.
This would keep a few rivalries going and definitely jump start a couple others like with the North, who would take exception to anyone besides them getting a title shot.
How do you think things will work out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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