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Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley win Impact tag titles to become double champs

The Motor City Machine Guns are three-time Impact tag team champions. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley conquered Heath & Rhino to add to their legacy.

The Impact World Tag Team Championship bout was the main event of Thursday night’s Impact Wrestling. This same matchup took place last week, but Matt Cardona and Brian Myers ran in at the end to attack both teams. The referee ruled the interference resulted in a no-contest. The Major Players were banned from ringside this week.

Heath and Rhino learned from last week to adjust their game plan. The champs used their size advantage to wear down the speedier challengers. The match progressed with MCMG isolating Heath. A powerslam to Shelley opened the window for a hot tag to Rhino. The champs worked over Shelley in isolation. Shelley hit a reverse STO trip sending Heath into the turnbuckles. Rhino ran over to punch Sabin off the apron to prevent the hot tag. Sabin eventually got in when Shelley hopped over Rhino and rolled for the tag. Sabin ran wild on the champs.

Down the stretch, Sabin hit a solo DDT to Heath and MCMG double-teamed for another DDT to Heath. The Redhead Rebel kicked out on the cover. MCMG went for the Skull and Bones neckbreaker splash combo, but Heath shoved Sabin into the corner knocking Shelley off-balance. As the referee attended to Shelley, Rhino entered as the illegal man to spear Sabin. Heath made the cover. 1, 2, Sabin dramatically kicked out. Tag to Rhino for another Gore. The beast charged, Sabin leaped for a sunset flip, and Rhino was trapped for the three-count. New Impact tag champions were crowned.

The Motor City Machine Guns are now double champs holding the Impact World Tag Team Championship and the NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship.

After the show, the backstage celebration of Sabin and Shelley was cut short by an attack from Cardona and Myers.

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