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Alex Shelley confirmed what PWTorch learned recently that Shelley has signed a deal with ROH.

Shelley said Monday on Twitter that he will be on “almost all Ring of Honor shows” going forward after signing a contract.

Shelley recently re-formed the Motor City Machineguns with Chris Sabin in ROH. Shelley has also been wrestling for New Japan as a singles and teaming with KUSHIDA.

Shelley reflected on his journey to signing a contract in a series of Twitter posts…

When I started wrestling in 2002, and really, several months before that, I went to any local show I could to set the ring up.

— Alex Shelley (@fakekinkade) May 16, 2016

Or chairs. Or do security, or run errands for the promoter.

— Alex Shelley (@fakekinkade) May 16, 2016

Thus, when @ringofhonor ran Dearborn a week ago, blocks away from where I used to set up rings Colt would then have killer matches on…

— Alex Shelley (@fakekinkade) May 16, 2016

It was another example of wrestling coming full circle in some ways. Point is, paying dues and hard work never go out of style.

— Alex Shelley (@fakekinkade) May 16, 2016

Thanks @ColtCabana for setting a positive example. Thanks @ringofhonor for the opportunity. Thanks to you, player one, for the audience.

— Alex Shelley (@fakekinkade) May 16, 2016

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