#AndNew: The North Win Impact Tag Team Championships

The North

Bound for Glory 2020 saw some shock title changes and returns, but none was more shocking than that of the world tag team title picture. In what may have been the most anticipated match of the night, The Motor City Machine Guns defended their world tag team championships in a 4 way match against The Good Brothers (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson), The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander), and the team of Ace Austin and Madman Fulton. However, the match did not start as planned for MCMG. Before the bell rang, the North would attack Alex Shelley, piledriving him on the stage and effectively taking him out of the match.

Chris Sabin would be forced to go it alone and would have the performance of his life against 6 other men. However, despite his resilience, he was outmatched by the craftiness of Page and Alexander, as were the other teams. Ace Austin got on the shoulders of Fulton to attempt to take out Karl Anderson in the corner, but Page and Alexander would overwhelm them with superkick/punch flurries. The North would then go toe-to-toe with the Good Brothers, and Karl Anderson would attempt a roll up on Alexander. However, Page would use hit Anderson with one of the title belts outside the ring, allowing Josh Alexander to take advantage and gain the pinfall victory.

The North was once the longest reigning tag team champions in Impact history, having held the titles for 383 days. They initially won the titles from LAX (Santana and Ortiz) at Bash at the Brewery on July 5th, 2019. They would lose the titles to the returning Motor City Machine Guns on the July 21st episode of Impact, setting Page on a mental spiral. The North has been hyper-focused on winning the titles back since, with Page showing a new and more seriously intense side to his character. He cut an impassioned promo before the match, angry that they haven’t held “their” gold in 94 days and proclaiming themselves as the best tag team in the world. After this brilliant win, it may be hard to argue that they may at least be one of the best tag teams going today.

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