WWE has been giving Heath Slater some much needed time off as of late. The 3MB member is said to be going through some tough personal issues at the moment. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre have been operating as a tag team in his absence.
There are talks within WWE of having 3MB tweaking up their gimmick really soon. The Union Jacks gimmick might possibly become a permanent change.
"My guys showed me Warrior's tweets. I was trying to be entertaining with the radio show and took things too far, like I do too often. I have no business inferring anything negative about him. I apologize. He deserves the HOF and respect for what he accomplished in the business. But let me be clear. There is no hypocrisy here. I am not preaching anything. I am sharing my recovery path to show others what is possible. So no pity, bathrooms stalls or groveling. I am doing great. I am an addict and alcoholic working every single day to repair and make the best out of the life I have left. I make mistakes, like that comment, but my recovery has been amazing. Jim does not know this Jake. Without realizing or intending to, I fired the first shot and will take Jim's response without any negativity towards him. I apologize and am putting behind me."
- Jake Roberts to Ultimate Warrior
With Heath Slater being given time off for personal reasons, WWE has chosen Ricardo Rodriguez as his replacement in 3MB. Rodriguez worked a match with Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre at the big Madison Square Garden show this week.
Heath Slater told fans that he would be more than willing to work on an album with Jeff Hardy. The belief is that he is simply speaking in character.
Despite needing the exposure that new performers do, Xavier Woods was removed by WWE during the Hulu broadcast of Monday Night Raw. He worked a match against Heath Slater.
3MB filmed a segment this week where they dressed up as the Fabulous Freebirds, but WWE opted against showing their match against Darren Young and Titus O'Neil on Smackdown.
Xavier Woods has been called up to the main roster by WWE. He made his debut on Monday Night Raw as the new tag team partner of R Truth during a match against 3MB.
WWE put together an entertaining video of the Shield doing the 3MB entrance on their new video game.