As previously reported, one half of the Motor Machine Guns Alex Shelley will not be competing at Impact Wrestling’s Hard To Kill PPV tonight. News broke that with Shelley being unable to wrestle in the 6-Man Tag-Team Match. It will now be Chris Sabin, Impact World Champion Rich Swann, and Moose who replaces Shelley in the match. They will face the AEW World Champion Kenny Omega teaming up with the Impact Wrestling Tag-Team Champions The Good Brothers Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows.
Shelley publicly commented via a video that Impact had sent out addressing the decision.
Here’s Shelley’s comments concerning why he is out for the Hard to Kill pay-per-view event.
“There are certain things in life that are just out of my control, and unfortunately, my ability to compete at Hard to Kill has been dropped into that bucket,” Shelley stated. “So, on that note I owe an apology to Chris Sabin. I owe an apology to Rich Swann. I owe one to the fans, and I owe a receipt to The Good Brothers and Kenny Omega. I don’t like getting beat up by you, but I’ve accepted that that’s happened multiple times, and I was looking forward to returning the favor. You’ll get that in the mail, you’ll keep the yellow copy.” He continued, “I assure everyone out there, I don’t have COVID. I am not orthopedically injured, but my interest in safety, my situation is a very complex one. I put that first, as does Impact management, and they are doing the most in terms of precautions to make sure nobody is at risk at Hard to Kill or going forward. However, as a transient figure in pro wrestling, I promise you that no matter what I’ll be back at Impact. You can count on that.”
We wish Alex Shelley nothing but the best and look forward to seeing him return to Impact. Remember to watch Impact Wrestling Hard To Kill at 8 pm tonight Saturday January 16th on pay-per-view. The venue for tonight’s big event will take place at the Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
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