3MB (also referred to as The Band, The Three Man Band, The International House of Hits, The Trio, Slater Group, Encore, The Union Jacks, The Rhinestone Cowboys and The Plymouth Rockers) was a heel professional wrestling stable in WWE, consisting of Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, and later on Hornswoggle.

It was formed on the September 21, 2012 episode of WWE SmackDown (taped the 18th) when McIntyre and Mahal saved Slater from a match against Brodus Clay.


Drew is a former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion and Heath is a former former Tag Team Champion.

All three were victims of Brodus Clay's initial winning streak. They probably ganged up on him to get revenge. The reason for attacking Santino isn't clear, except they seem to want to attack Heath's opponents to make an impact.

Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal as a duo were a third of the six men who assaulted Kane (until his rescue by Undertaker) at Raw 1000. They did so with the aid of MidCard Mafia and Hunico & Camacho.


The trio is what initially referred to them as before they were given any other names. It refers to their number.

The International House of Hits is a name for the group used by Matt Striker in a backstage interview.

Encore was a name (and hashtag) thrown around on the member's three Twitter accounts for one night after their debut.

Slater Group is what Aftermath (WWE's first international commentary show) referred to them as. credits Jim Ross for calling the trio "The Band" on their October 1 assault on Santino. It is not known if they were credited with a working name on their Sept 21 debut. The name is a play on Heath Slater's catch phrase "One Man Band", except in this case it's literally a band of three people. Also possibly a mocking reference to the NWO.

3MB (standing for Three Man Band) is the newest alias, debuted on the Oct 15 Raw.



Formation (2012)

On the September 21, 2012 episode of Smackdown, Heath Slater wrestled a singles match with Brodus Clay that ended in a disqualification when Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal interfered, preventing a pinfall. After the match officially ended Mahal, Slater, and McIntyre assaulted Clay, each utilizing their finishers. In a backstage interview with Matt Striker they joked they were considering forming a band, but they all played the same instrument, the drums, leading to Striker calling them "The International House of Hits".

The stable was called "The Band" by Raw commentators during an October 1 attack on Santino Marella. They again attacked Marella, and his tag team partner Zack Ryder, on the next two episodes of Raw. Mahal and Slater, accompanied by McIntyre, then defeated Marella and Ryder in a tag team match.

Continuation (2013)

In November upon travelling to the UK, they were dressed in costumes themed after the flag of the United Kingdom and rebranded The Union Jacks where they lost November 11 to Santino Marella & Los Matadores, and on November 15 to R-Truth & The Prime Time Players. In spite of these losses, JBL talks about them having a new 'undefeated streak' under their new moniker.

On June 12, both Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre were released from their WWE contracts, thus disbanding 3MB.

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