Tony Khan Wants Iconic Tag Team Back In AEW

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Tony Khan could be about to add to AEW’s tag team division.

Back in 2022, the Motor City Machine Guns made their AEW debut at Double or Nothing, teaming with Jay Lethal in defeat to FTR and Wardlow. Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin are widely regarded as one of the best tag teams on the planet, enjoying considerable success in NJPW and TNA Wrestling.

It’s been reported the pair could be AEW-bound since their TNA contracts expired, but as yet it appears no deal has been made.

During a new interview with CBS Sports’ Shakiel Mahjouri, Khan was asked whether fans can expect to see the duo back in AEW in 2024. The AEW boss said he’s a big fan of the duo, confirming their spot at Double or Nothing two years ago was intended for The Briscoes.

“I can’t say that for sure. I thought they were excellent here in 2022, when they appeared at All Out. That worked out really well, they were tremendous and they added a lot to the card. I loved having them here. Originally, that spot was intended for The Briscoes. I was not able to use The Briscoes, I was not permitted to use The Briscoes in that situation.

I think it would have been great, but Motor City Machine Guns came in and really helped us at that time, being a part of the show when there was a spot that was intended for another great tag team, in my opinion maybe the greatest tag team ever, The Briscoes.

You needed somebody really strong, somebody very good to come in and help us, and that’s where the Motor City Machine Guns did come in about two years ago and were a big part of All Out ‘22, and would love to have them back here any time. I think they’re both great,”

Tony Khan Wants To Bring Back Ricky Starks

During the same interview, Tony Khan said he would love to have Ricky Starks back in AEW as he’s a tremendous talent.

Despite repeatedly insisting he isn’t injured, Starks hasn’t wrestled in AEW since teaming with Big Bill to take on Top Flight on the March 30th edition of Collision. During a recent interview, Starks said he had “no clue” when he’d be back on television, commenting that the situation is out of his control.

Speculation continues to swirl that Starks will eventually leave AEW to jump to WWE.

H/t to Fightful