Monday, September 15, 2014

MCMG Monday: Motor City Machine Guns vs Beer Money

Beer Money was as good a foil for the Guns as any
Photo Credit: Lee South/Impact
There have been many tag teams that seemed to be perfectly built to face each other. Sometimes they faced each other only once (The Steiner Brothers vs Bret Hart and Owen Hart) and sometimes they faced each other all the time. The match you see below, in stunningly clear video, is an example of that latter case. This is MCMG Monday, of course, so the footwork and fluid double-teams of Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin should be noticed here. But take a minute and watch Beer Money. Their job here is to be the heavies, the bruisers and tough guys who are supposed to be out of their element in a match not built for them.

And they do a great job at it. This Best of Five series, and the simplicity that girds it, is maybe the best wrestling TV TNA ever did. Not because it's loaded with anti-heroes and guys you don't want to like, but because of that simplicity that I mentioned. The Guns are the champions who won their title in a way that is not undisputed. Beer Money disputes it and so we have this series to try and determine undisputed champions. It's a simple story that, when told right as this was, is classic wrestling that can be done all the time. Watch the first match, because it's a set up for everything that comes after and it shows you who both teams are, instead of telling you.