With one-half of the tag team champions being released, Eric Young had to relinquish his title, as Eric Bischoff vacated the titles for the time being until they complete a tournament for the titles.
I will run down each tag team in the tournament, and give my choice if they deserve the championships or not.
The Motor City Machine Guns consist of Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin. Both are athletic guys who can impress when they are in the ring. If you don't remember, the reason they automatically advance to the PPV is because they beat Beer Money, Inc. and Team 3D in a Triple Threat Tag match at Sacrifice to earn a shot at the titles.
While they have a shot at advancing even further, I think their run for the gold is done after getting past the first round.
They were also in the Triple Threat against MCMG at the May PPV to automatically qualify for the Tag Championships and lost, but TNA gave them another shot to get in against Team 3D and they're back in the Title scene. Let's just see if they can rise to the occasion again and strike gold as they have in the past.
Who is qualifying for the tourney obviously isn't done, so I'm going to take wild guesses at who will be qualifying for the next round of the Tag Team Gold Tournament.
Beer Money Inc. is already in the Tag tournament, but could we see AJ Styles and Kazarian enter the qualifying matches to maybe get a shot at the gold?
We all saw Max Buck of Generation Me get choked out by Douglas Williams, and Brian Kendrick came out to save him. Could Kendrick possibly be joining Generation Me and going for the gold?
This I would absolutely love to see. I have no idea why TNA broke this tag team up. When they were heel, they seemed to be dominating. Give them a good heel manager again and re-debut them... The Hernandez feud with Matt Morgan is just LAME....to say the least. Or keep them face and have them pursue in a great feud with Beer Money Inc.!