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Alex Shelley Explains His Absence From IMPACT

Alex Shelley

Alex Shelley has elaborated on his reasons for missing the Hard to Kill event and his continued absence from IMPACT Wrestling. The ‘Motor City Machine Gun’ was originally scheduled to team with long time partner Chris Sabin and IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann. The trio were due to face AEW’s Kenny Omega and the Good Brothers before Shelley announced he was withdrawing from the match. He would be replaced by Moose in the match that was won when Omega pinned Swann.

Shelley initially issued a statement regarding his absence from the match, clarifying that he wasn’t injured or suffering from COVID-19. He has now taken to Twitter to give a further explanation to clarify his absence.

Shelley issued the following tweets:

Alex Shelley returned to IMPACT Wrestling in July of 2020 after a seven and a half year absence. During his time away, Shelley wrestled primarily in New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring of Honor.

Shelley and Sabin would end the record-breaking IMPACT Tag Team Title reign of The North and win the championships. The North would reclaim the belts from The Motor City Machine Guns at Bound For Glory in October 2020.

Chris Sabin has teamed up with a returning James Storm in IMPACT since Shelley has been absent. The ‘Beer Guns’ lost a number one contender’s match for the IMPACT Tag Team Championships to AEW’s Private Party.