Hard Work Pays Off

August 27, 2010

The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) retained their Tag Team Championship titles in their best of five series with Beer Money and now they get some time for fun.

Chris Sabin

Well, sitting back and reflecting on the past couple months for The Motor City Machine Guns, and they have been unreal. Winning the tag team championship belts, and then going into what I can say was the most fun and rewarding time in my career, the best of five series against Beer Money. Robert Roode and James Storm are two talented, tough wrestlers and sometime down the line, I hope our paths cross once again.

Looking toward the months ahead, they will be filled with more challenges and pressure. We have what other tag teams such as Generation Me, London Brawling, and Ink Inc want and will fight for. But Alex and I strive on testing ourselves, and we are ready.

But for now, a small break, and a time to heal my body. For the rest of this week I will be taking Aleve every 12 hours and relaxing in the sun as much as possible.

Probably throw some MTG on Xbox Live in there, a little Monday Night Combat too. Netflix is always a hit too.

And to whoever pulled the fire alarm in the hotel I was sleeping in this morning, you deserve to be woken up the exact same way - blinded by super bright strobe lights as your eyes are first opening after a long nights sleep while at the same time confused to why an alarm is sounding off at the same time that has the volume turned up to 28476.

Alex Shelley


When I was around 13, I heard a local radio station play ska late at night. In the '60s, ska was Jamaica's equivalent to rhythm and blues or soul. In the '70s, it was England's equivalent to dance music and social commentary. In the '80s, it was an underground new wave sound in the US. In the '90s, it ended up dominating commercial airwaves for a little while.

Perhaps the most famous of those bands, circa '97, were The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. They had a few hits on the radio, and good timing along with Gwen Stefani being really hot and Sublime inspiring a new generation of hippies all contributed to the 3rd Wave of ska. 

They're playing on Friday in Detroit at St. Andrews. The last time I was at St. Andrews was in 2003. I wrestled a Tables Match there and got a huge shard of glass stuck in my shoulder. It was a benefit for a guy who wrestled in Detroit and passed away suddenly. He was only 24; dude's name was Yukon Braxton. He was a sweetheart and had a lot of potential. It's crazy to think I was 19 then, and 24 seemed really old to me. Now I can say "only 24" because it's still pretty young. I'm getting old.

Rarely do I get to see bands I want to. They skip Detroit or I'm gone or something. The Bosstones are playing with Teenage Bottlerocket. I'd have paid to see TB by themselves, so that's two for the price of one. 

I'm really excited. My life is pretty great.