The North’s tag team title reign has for some time been the longest tag title reign in company history.
Just recently, they became the longest reigning champs of any kind in TNA/Impact after surpassing Taya Valkryie’s record setting Knockouts Championship run.
Now, that record reign is over at 381 days as the recently returned Motor City Machine Guns defeated the long-time champions mere days after making their return to the company at Slammiversary.
Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley previously held the titles in 2010. Remarkably, this was their only tag title success in the company despite being part of a division considered at the time to be the best in wrestling.
The duo left Impact in 2012 and have appeared around the world since before they answered the open challenge of The Rascalz at this past Sunday’s PPV.
Shelley had announced his retirement in 2018 but had made sporadic appearances since, most notably as part of WWE’s most recent Dusty Classic Tag Team Tournament where he reformed his old NJPW team, The Timesplitters with KUSHIDA on the NXT brand.