Legendary TNA Tag Team Could Be At The Center Of Next WWE vs. AEW Bidding War

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One of the greatest tag teams in TNA Wrestling history, the Motor City Machine Guns, could be free agents and available to sign by WWE and AEW.

Like the first quarter of most years, there have been several major free agents available on the professional wrestling open market. Unsurprisingly, WWE and AEW have consistently battled for those talents. Fortunately for fans of All-Elite Wrestling, the No. 2 promotion in the world has won the battles for a trio of top stars.

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Over the last couple of months the company has been able to land coveted free agents Mercedes Mone — formerly Sasha Banks — Will Ospreay, and Kazuchicka Okada. While WWE has added or brought back solid veterans like Naomi — AKA Trinity Fatu — and Tama Tonga. Well, a new battle for some well-known stars could happen again soon.

It was recently reported that the contracts of legendary Impact Wrestling and TNA stars Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley were set to expire soon. The team known as the Motor City Machine Guns has been with the company in its different iterations since 2007. However, with long-time company boss Scott D’Amore no longer around, re-signing again was no guarantee.

On Tuesday, PW Insider revealed that the duo are set to compete for Smash Wrestling in London, Ontario, on April 21. The news is interesting because a post-pay-per-view taping is being held by TNA on the same date. If the team were planning to stay they would surely keep that day open. The fact that they chose to book an event then could indicate they are not expected to re-sign when their contracts are rumored to expire at the end of this month.

Will the Motor City Machine Guns sign with WWE or AEW?

The MCMG are, arguably, the greatest tag team in TNA/Impact history. Furthermore, both have had outstanding solo careers in the company and added world titles to their resumes. They are certainly very valuable talents and with both being in their early 40s they could be looking for one last major payday with one of the top promotions in the industry.

AEW will again likely be the favorite to land the duo in the coming weeks. Both seem like strong fits for the promotions approach to professional wrestling and the freedom AEW allows, for better or worse, will have major appeal. Plus, the company has been handing out a boatload of money in 2024.

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However, there is only one top company in the world, and almost every wrestler dreams of competing in WWE one day. The big question is how much value the Standford-based company sees in the two 40-somethings. Age could certainly hurt their case, but they are both extremely talented veterans, and now with Paul “Triple H” Levesque running the creative side of the company, a signing is a lot more possible than it would have been two years ago.

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