After setting the record as the longest-reigning champions in Impact Wrestling history, The North have lost the tag team titles. The returning Motor City Machine Guns unseated The North as champs, marking the start of their second reign.
Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin made their returns to Impact at Slammiversary. The returning duo defeated Zachary Wentz and Dezmond Xavier in the opening match. On the very next show, they are tag team champions.
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This title change caps The North’s historic reign at 381 days. They had passed Taya Valkyrie as the longest-reigning champions in Impact history just this week.
This is the first reign for the Motor City Machine Guns since 2011. Their lone reign in Impact lasted 182 days before losing the titles to Beer Money Inc. in January 2011. After leaving Impact in 2012, Sabin and Shelley primarily competed for Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling.
In those stints, Shelley and Sabin managed to capture the ROH Tag Team Championships once and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships once. Shelley had announced his retirement from wrestling in 2018 but has made sporadic appearances since.
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