The now former-wrestler Alex Shelley officially announced his retirement from professional wrestling at the age of 35 on his Twitter profile. Shelley wrote that the final match of Motor City Machine Guns came against the Bucks Young and against Roppongi 3k, referring to the fight held last May 12 at the third day of the event War Of The Worlds 2018 and that this match was the best.
In the end, MCMG’s final match was against @NickJacksonYB, @MattJackson13, @njpwShowT, and @njpwyohei_k. I really don’t think I could’ve asked for a better ending. Four guys I love very much who I hope I helped some over the years. Thank you, gentlemen.
— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) July 23, 2018
Shelley’s contract with Ring Of Honor ended a few days ago, on July 20. However, the former-wrestler had been out of action since June because of an injury and it was known that his intention was to dedicate himself to his wrestling school until the end of the year. All together, all these facts would have caused Shelley to decide to retire.
Throughout his professional career, Shelley has won multiple championships at the most prestigious independent circuit companies, such as ROH, NJPW, CZW and Impact Wrestling. Shelley has been a former CZW World Junior Heavyweight Champion, three times IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, one-time ROH World tag team Champion, one-time Impact World Champion and one-time Impact Division X Champion, among many other awards.