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Shield Member Was Originally Pitched As A Member Of 3MB

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Below are some top news stories of the day, involving 3MB and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express.

• During an interview with Steve Fall of Wrestlingnewsco, former WWE wrestler Heath Slater talked about how 3MB (3 Man Band) was formed.

Slater also revealed the originally pitched members for this group.

Here’s what the former Tag Team Champion said:

“3MB happened because the one man band had run its course. I remember going to Michael Hayes and I was like, ‘I need a band. I need to be a new version of The Freebirds’.

Hayes is loving it because like, you know, The Freebirds. He’s in the band. He’s like, ‘Ya man. I like that’. So he was pushing for it. Week after week, like nothing happened. He was like, ‘Give me an idea. Who do you want?’

So in the band I pitched (Dean) Ambrose, but he wasn’t in The Shield yet. I pitched Fandango, but he wasn’t Fandango yet. I pitched EC3 because he was on NXT; I pitched those three dudes, but Dango, they already had an idea. Of course, we saw Fandango.

With Ambrose, they had him with The Shield. Thank God he wasn’t in 3MB. Two weeks go by again and Hayes said, ‘Hey kid, you’re gonna get your band. It’s gonna be Jinder and Drew McIntyre’, and I was like, ‘What the hell?’ I was like, ‘Drew is going to hate this’. Jinder is laid back sometimes. It’s like, we’ll make the best of it.

Drew was like, ‘What the hell?’ That’s pretty much how it came about. I pitched it. I didn’t get my pitch, but I got my band.”

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• WWE Hall of Famers The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, consisting of Robert Gibson and Ricky Morton, are set to reunite during the WrestleMania 40 weekend.

They will team up with Morton’s son Kerry to face Mike Bailey and The East West Express (Jordan Oliver & Nick Wayne) at Joey Janela’s Spring Break 8 on April 5th at the Penns Landing Caterers in Philadelphia, PA.

This event will air on Triller TV (fka FITE TV). The following two matches have also been announced for this event:

– Masato Tanaka & Minoru Suzuki vs. Masha Slamovich & Rina Yamashita

– Dragon Kid, YAMATO & Kzy vs. Ben-K, Shun Skywalker & Kota Minoura

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