Heath Reveals The Original Plans For 3MB And The Corre
IMPACT Wrestling’s Heath is never far from a stable. The former Nexus OG was involved in several throughout his WWE tenure, with the Three Man Band being the most fondly remembered - Nexus aside.
The team of Slater, Drew McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal were comedy jobbers, but originally 3MB was meant to look a lot different, as Heath revealed during a virtual signing for The Asylum Wrestling Store:
“So Michael Hayes was all on-board for it," started Heath "He’s like, ‘Heck yeah kid, you need a band. You should have a band.’ So, I pitched the idea to have me and this was before Fandango was Fandango, Dean Ambrose was Dean Ambrose and EC3 was EC3. So I pitched for those guys because they weren’t on TV yet. So they told me no on Dango, well at the time was Johnny Curtis. So they were like, ‘No, we got ideas for him.’ So I asked for Mox and they’re like, ‘No, we have ideas for him.’ I asked for EC3, they’re like, ‘No, not at all.’ I’m like, ‘S***, well what are you gonna give me?’ So literally a month went by, Michael Hayes comes to me, ‘Hey man, we got you a band. You’re debuting your band tonight.’ I’m like, ‘Who is it?’ He’s like, ‘Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre.’ I said, ‘What? What happened with my idea, my pitch?”
Another group Heath was a part of was The Corre alongside Nexus team-mates Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel, and powerhouse Ezekial Jackson. But The Corre too was meant to look different:
“The Corre baby. We were so hot. Not as hot as Nexus, that’s for damn sure. That right there was like the watered-down version of Nexus to where it was supposed to [have] been Ryback and not big Zeke [Ezekiel Jackson] but Ryback broke his ankle and we was supposed to be The Corre of The Nexus and then when Zeke got threw in the mix, it was like, ‘What’s going on?’ It wasn’t the same. But big Zeke filled the role as big man knocking heads off so it worked a little bit. Hell, we got a Mania match out of that-that only lasted four minutes.”
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