The status Drew McIntyre has now reached could not have been expected when he joined Heather Slater and Jinder Mahal in Three Man Band.
However, in a recent interview with Such Good Shoot, Slater (as the original One Man Band) has explained who he originally pitched to be part of the group.
I ran with it, ran with for a while. Then it wasn’t going nowhere and ran its course. I was like, ‘Come on. I need a band now. I’ve been a one man band. Let me have a band.’ They’re just like, ‘Oh, who are you thinking?’ I pitch [Dean] Ambrose, Fandango, and EC3. And this is before any of them are on TV. Fandango and EC3 were on NXT season three or something. So I pitch for those three. And then they were like, ‘Okay, let me get back with you.’ And this is Michael Hayes the whole time I’m talking with. The month goes by — nothing. You know, like, ‘Hey, baby, what the hell, man? I need this band!‘
As we all know, this isn’t how things went down and Slater was joined by two future WWE Champions.
Slater has also given his opinion on those members, and how they managed to pull it together.
I’m like, ‘Alright, well, who’s in the band?’ He responded, ‘Jinder [Mahal] and Drew [McIntyre].’ I said, ‘That sounds like a bad joke, man: a Scotsman, an Indian, and a redneck walks into a bar.’ Well, when he told me that I first said, ‘Drew’s gonna be pissed, man.’ Because Drew always wants to be that badass, serious dude, you know? He legit is. Yeah, he wants to be that dude and him in 3MB was literally like one of those things.
And Jinder is that guy that’ll be like, ‘Alright, man, let’s go, let’s try this.’ Drew, on the other hand, was more like pulling teeth a little bit. But we finally got him comfortable. And he said, ‘Well, I wanted to be a rock star and a wrestler. So I might as well do both.’ When he got on board with it — but still, we were the first three man group, then New Day, then Shield. We started that sh*t. You know, they copied us.
Can you imagine what would have happened if his suggested Four Man Band had come to fruition?!