There is no doubt that The Motor City Guns are one of TNA’s most popular tag teams. Although, the team has only won the TNA World Tag Team Championship on one occasion, compared to Beer Money Inc. who have won the belts a record four times and Team 3D who have held the belts twice, MCMG have arguably carved themselves as the best tag team in TNA history.
Chris Sabin made his debut in TNA in April 2003 and a month later went on to win the TNA X Division Championship. Sabin had a strong promising start in TNA and showed great speed and athleticism. For the most part Sabin challenged for the TNA X Division Championship as a singles wrestler before joining forces with Shelley.
Alex Shelley debuted in TNA in 2004 as ‘Baby Bear’ Alex Shelley but only stayed with the company for a short while before resigning with the company in 2005. Shelley initially joined as one half of a tag team with Michael Shane but shortly after joined forces with Sean Waltman to take on the tag team division. After the team abandoned Shelley went on to wrestle in the X Division and then went on to form the Paparazzi Productions.
Sabin and Shelley didn’t become a tag team in TNA until 2007 after showing glimpses of teamwork in the Xscape match at the Pay-Per-View Lockdown. The team originally went under the name Murder City until changing their name to Motor City Machine Guns. Since then the team has gone on to become the best tag team the company has ever had.