They do have a history. Stables are one of the easiest things to book in wrestling as you take one idea and spread it out over multiple people. It can have a long lasting effect and make for some great moments down the line. If nothing else, you have a built in reason for people to feud with each other once they split up. That might be the case again with two rather successful Monday Night Raw stars.
According to WrestlingNews.co, the recently returned former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal is in line for a major push on Monday Night Raw, eventually building him up for a feud with Drew McIntyre over the summer. Mahal returned to WWE television last week on Main Event before returning to Monday Night Raw this week, defeating Jeff Hardy in both of his matches.
McIntyre and Mahal, along with Heath Slater, were part of the 3MB (Three Man Band) stable from September 2012 until June 2014. The comedy group mainly wrestled in lower card matches with limited success, including a feud which saw them team with Hornswoggle against El Torito and Los Matadores. Following their releases from the company, Mahal and McIntyre returned to win the WWE Championship.
This could be interesting. Check out the trio together and the two members apart:
Opinion: I’m not sure how big of a surprise this is, as it seems to be a logical way to go for both wrestlers, but it might seem like quite the step down for McIntyre. While Mahal is a former WWE Champion, he is hardly one of the most fondly remembered ones in history and was not the most well received. Maybe that changes this time around, but it might be hard to fathom.
At the same time, this brings up one of WWE’s more annoying ideas: having so many former stables or teams feud against each other. Yes there is a history here, but that doesn’t mean it is something that needs to be revisited in a long feud. 3MB was the joke stable that McIntyre used to be in. Why do we need to see him face his former teammate now that he is a big star? It might be logical but that does not make it interesting.
Would you want to see the feud? How will it play out? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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