Heath Slater On Leaving WWE, Joining IMPACT And Succeeding There

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Heath Slater recently spoke with Scott Fishman of TV Insider and reflected on his exit from WWE and his jump to IMPACT Wrestling. Like other talents WWE released recently, Slater said he wanted to find the passion he lost during his WWE career. “’I just wanted to find the love of wrestling again,’” said Slater via Fishman. “’Perform and show what I can do. I wanted to make a big splash in the water and have a good time doing it. I just love the fact Impact will sit down and listen to you and your ideas. 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.”

Slater also said that the IMPACT roster feels like a cohesive team and he enjoys being able to work with Rhino again. “‘It’s always good to see Rhino,'” said Slater via Fishman. “‘He was one of the reasons I went to IMPACT. He is a good guy. Hopefully, he and I can get together again and become tag champs. We’ll see what happens.'”

Several former WWE talents joined IMPACT when Slater made the jump, and he hinted that there could be more additions on the way; at the very least, other superstars are interested in making the same move. “‘…Guys that did get released and guys from other companies have been texting and calling and asking about IMPACT,'” said Slater via Fishman. “‘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.'”

Finally, Slater named one particular talent that he hopes will join the IMPACT Roster. “‘I would like to see Joe Hennig over here,'” said Slater via Fishman. “‘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.'”

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