Alex Shelley Shoots Down Rumors, Explains Absence From IMPACT Hard To Kill
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Alex Shelley, one half of the Motor City Machine Guns, was a late scratch from IMPACT Wrestling’s Hard to Kill pay-per-view. While Shelley was replaced by Moose in the main event, no specific reason was given for his removal from the card. Now Shelley is setting the record straight as to why he missed it and it was due to his main job as a therapist.
“Physio is my livelihood and career,” explained Shelley. “Wrestling is my livelihood and passion project. At my company, due to the volume of sick and injured patients we are in care of, we modify our COVID-19 mandates as needed. As numbers went up, so did restrictiveness.
“To circumvent the topic, I could not be at Hard To Kill due to my career. I respect the decisions made by our company surgeons and doctors: I look to them for advice and guidance. I am unable to travel and wrestle until I am vaccinated. I took every caution I could before, but I don’t feel right maintaining this duality unless I take every possible safety measure.
“When the vaccine became available, that required extra security on my end and my company’s end for our patients. I honestly don’t want to get the vaccine so soon, but I want to wrestle very badly while I help people in therapy. So there’s no option. IMPACT Wrestling was supportive and understanding and as someone who doesn’t have nor want a contract at this point, my hands were tied. Thanks for your support everyone.”
Most days out of the week, I look like this. I read theories about why I wasn’t at @IMPACTWRESTLING for Hard to Kill. They ranged from injury, to illness, to getting arrested, to harming my family members and attempting to cover it up; I am a physical therapy clinician. pic.twitter.com/i68Bg0XHhl
— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) January 28, 2021