Even with just half his name, Heath Miller has found his love for wrestling once more at IMPACT. Just going by his first name in his new digs, the former Slater spoke with Scott Fishman of TV Insider on what it feels to have a strong line of communication with IMPACT management and took some time to detail how Drew McIntyre has been a true friend through and through to him.
“I just love the fact Impact will sit down and listen to you and your ideas,” Heath said. “They will talk with you and be straight with you. That’s what I’ve been getting from Impact. They don’t beat around the bush. I like the honesty there. I feel like if we keep that good line of communication, everything will work out well. The talent pool is great. Everyone feels part of the team. That’s how it should be.”
Fishman asked Heath if he took his one RAW appearance in which he confronted Drew McIntyre as an opportunity to highlight what “The One Man Band” was capable of doing all along on the microphone.
“That’s exactly what that was. McIntyre called me a month or so in advance. I told him I wasn’t going back, and I didn’t want it. Then literally two weeks before Slammiversary he pleaded with me to let him pitch working together. He was sure they would go for it. Then when he called me back and said they went for it I was like, what?! It was one of those things where Drew is one of my best friends inside and outside the ring.
“We just clicked 12 years ago when we met. I’m in the ring with him and Dolph [Ziggler], who is a friend too. I thought to myself, “I’m going to hit a home run and speak from the heart and let you know how I feel.” Thankfully, it was one take and came off great. I wanted to prove to them that I could have been doing this the whole damn time if you gave me the opportunity. Now you give me the opportunity to come back one day to show what I can do, I’m going to spread my wings and fly to other companies and give them my talent.”
Another friend Heath has made over the course of his WWE tenure was Joe Hennig AKA Curtis Axel. Fishman asks Heath if he had the option to bring another free agent into the IMPACT fold it would be the third generation star.
“I would like to see Joe Hennig over here. Mr. Perfect’s son. I would like to see him come over to Impact. I’ve talked to him, but he is doing his thing right now and enjoying life. I don’t blame him. Do you buddy. He is one of my best friends and a hell of a worker.”
As far as people on the WWE currently go, Heath says that his colleagues under contract know their situation.
“They know when they are locked down under contract, they can’t get out. That’s the bottom line. You may have well signed yourself up for the military. But guys that did get released and guys from other companies have been texting and calling and asking about Impact. The WWE crew, some of them have been like, ‘Man, that would be awesome to do this, But I still got a year-and-a-half or another year.’ I’m like, ‘Remember what you’re saying because years go by pretty fast. So if you really want to, I might know a guy.’ The interest is there for sure.”