“We're a Three Man Band.” I'm most likely in the minority here, but whenever I here that opening line of the song, I get excited.
Not everyone on the WWE roster is destined to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Some are strictly there to lose, to be “jobbers.” That's 3MB's current position. And as far as jobbers go, they knock it out of the park. I think wrestling fans take these lovable losers for granted. Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal are actually a highly entertaining group.
Coming to the arena every night knowing you're going to lose most certainly takes a mental toll on a wrestler, especially since an ultimate goal in wrestling is to become the champ. But Slater, McIntyre and Mahal go out there every night and remain energetic and fun. Whether it's one of them going out for a squash match, or they are apart of a comedic segment, 3 Man Band delivers.
Before becoming apart of the three man stable, Heath Slater was known as the One Man Band, baby! One of the most memorable segments from Slater's career is the buildup to Raw's 1000th episode. Calling out a slew WWE Legends was actually one of the highlights of Raw at the time. It was great exposure for Slater, who certainly deserved it. He was on an important segment each week on Raw, and even though he was losing, he was still being watched.
Another high point for Slater and company would be a recent pay-per-view bout. Besides The Shield versus Evolution, what was the most memorable match from Extreme Rules? The argument could be made that it was the “WeeLC” match.When initially booked and promoted, viewers had to of scoffed at this gimmick match. I'll admit, I most certainly did. To have a Wrestlemania-like buildup for Hornswoggle versus El Torito, this had to be a cruel joke by WWE's creative. But the the match delivered. From their typical ringside antics, to Drew McIntyre front flipping into tables set up outside the ring, this was the best pre-show match in quite sometime. For 3MB and Los Matadores to take a very viscous, violent match and turn into a comedic beginning to the pay per view, job well done.
An underrated aspect of 3 Man Band is their promos they cut. Granted all of them are comedy acts, but the segments are a nice break from the serious storylines. I realize WWE fans tune in for the wrestling, not for the comedy aspect of the shows, but the occasional funny segment is enjoyable. Especially this particular one, 3MB botching, per usual, its segment.
Despite its level on the card, 3MB is a very fun team to watch. It is easy to play off how talented the three are, mainly because they look like fools everytime on television, but they work quite well together. Due to the permanence of its losing ways, 3MB will never be able to become prominent in WWE, but hopefully Slater, McIntyre and Mahal keep on rocking.