Former TNA and ROH Champion Alex Shelley has posted the Tweet below, indicating he is either finished with his pro wrestling career or is taking a break.
Shelley is most famous for being one-half of the tag team The Motor City Machine Guns, alongside Chris Sabin, and the team captured the tag team Championships in both TNA and ROH. Shelley is also a former TNA X-Division Champion and a former three-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion.
Shelley’s last match with MCMG was against The Young Bucks, SHO and YOH, and below is the announcement from Shelley on his retirement:
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
Below are several Twitter reactions to the news of Shelley’s retirement:
“maybe its not a goodbye, its a see you later” alex shelley is “retiring” crying. pic.twitter.com/fKOgyuXBd5
— allie (@zigglersaura) July 21, 2018
Thank you Alex Shelley. pic.twitter.com/IpHFqZXL4t
— ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) July 24, 2018
I just had to watch the Motor City Machine Guns break up cause Alex Shelley is taking a break from wrestling. 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/iTHPjSAzpm
— 💖💜💙Ashley Leckwold 💙💜💖 (@misskittyf) July 21, 2018