Alex Shelley has announced his retirement from professional wrestling at the age of 35.
Alex Shelley spent time in TNA, ROH, and NJPW. Shelley is probably best known for being a part of the Motor City Machine Guns tag team in both TNA and ROH. Shelley also tagged with KUSHIDA in New Japan Pro Wrestling as part of The Time Splitters. Shelley tweeted the following:
In the end, MCMG's final match was against @NickJacksonYB, @MattJackson13, @njpwShowT, and @njpwyohei_k. I really don't think I could've asked for a better ending. Four guys I love very much who I hope I helped some over the years. Thank you, gentlemen.
— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) July 23, 2018
The retirement comes after Alex Shelley was injured at a recent ROH event. Shelley tweeted about the injury:
Long story short: my teeth got knocked out alongside a concussion that made me time travel. And it all goes to hell from here.
— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) June 4, 2018
Shelley and Chris Sabin finally captured the ROH Tag Team Titles at Death Before Dishonor in 2017. Shelley and Sabin were also tag team champions in TNA/Impact Wrestling. Shelley was also a former X-Division Champion in TNA.