The Rise Of 3MB – How Three Of The Biggest Jobbers In WWE History Have Risen To Stardom [Opinion]

Throughout the history of professional wrestling, there have been superstars who were born to be jobbers or all-time losers, but this trio has been able to overcome the odds. Most of the time, jobbers don’t really have much success in their careers, but they may pick up a shocking victory or two here and there. 3MB was a group of jobbers put together for comedic purposes, but WWE fans have now seen the epic rises of Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, and Jinder Mahal.

The Job Squad. The Union. The bWo. There have been many stables over the years that were never real threats to anyone in WWE or WCW or ECW or TNA, but they consisted of superstars that really had no other direction to go in.

Near the end of 2012, WWE partnered up Drew McIntyre (Galloway), Heath Slater, and Jinder Mahal in a random trio known as Three Man Band aka 3MB. While they weren’t total jobbers who lost all the time, none of them really had much of a direction or storyline or much of anything to do.

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Heath Slater started out on WWE’s main roster as a member of The Nexus before becoming a member of The Corre. From there, he feuded with different wrestling legends before becoming a member of 3MB, but even from there, he was a comedic superstar for the most part.

He teamed with Titus O’Neil in a team known as Slater Gator before becoming a member of another group of jobbers known as the Social Outcasts. After the 2016 WWE Superstar Draft, Slater remained undrafted and looking for some sort of direction. He soon made it onto Team Blue to team with Rhyno and become the first SmackDown Tag Team Champions.

Now, he and Rhyno are part of the tag team division on Monday Night Raw and not doing too bad for themselves. As recapped by the official website of WWE, they were involved in a number one contenders match this week to see who would face the Hardy Boyz for the Raw Tag Titles.

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As reported by WrestleZone, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal were both released in June of 2014 as WWE did their annual housecleaning. McIntyre ended up going around to a few different promotions before ending up in TNA Impact Wrestling where he had the most success.

During his time in TNA, McIntyre wrestled as Drew Galloway, and he had a reign as World Champion while becoming one of the company’s top stars. At the end of February, his contract was up and the company didn’t really show him a lot of respect, so, he ended up re-signing with WWE and is currently on the NXT roster.

The other 3MB member released at the time was Jinder Mahal who had a very lackluster first run in WWE. From that point, he wrestled on the independent circuit before returning to WWE last year and teaming with Rusev in a tag team for a little while.

Now, he’s the number one contender to Randy Orton’s WWE Championship on SmackDown Live and will face him for the title at Backlash.

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Mahal has not only jumped into the world title picture, but he also had The Singh Brothers (Bollywood Boyz) debut on the main roster and side with him in a stable. One week, he was jobbing to Mojo Rawley right after the Superstar Shake-Up and the next week, he was the number one contender.

It isn’t often that even one member of a jobber stable ends up doing much in their careers, but all three members of 3MB have become prominent members of the WWE rosters. They have gone from the ultimate bottom of the barrel to capturing and competing for championships, and just by doing what they do best, being persistent, and waiting for their time to arrive.

3MB was a stable that was created to give three superstars something to do when WWE really didn’t know what to do with them. Heath Slater has outlasted a number of other superstars and even captured the SmackDown Tag Team Titles with Rhyno. Drew McIntyre dominated in TNA Impact Wrestling and has since returned to NXT. Jinder Mahal is in a feud with Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, and that goes to show you that even jobbers can succeed in wrestling.

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