Former WWE Superstar Heath Slater recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet to talk about his pro wrestling career, and his recent release from WWE.
Check out some highlights or listen to the full interview below.
Heath Slater on the WWE:
“I was there for 14 years and a pandemic had to take me out, 14 years is a good run. 10 years on the main roster. I have no ill words to say. It’s just one of those things, hell, they gave me everything I’ve got.”
Heath Slater on the opportunity he has in front of him:
“The only thing I have to say is ‘thank you,’ but now I’m 36, I still feel like I’m active, young and I can still go out there and do some things. I just want to do things that I never was able to. I’ve never been to another federation! I’ve been in WWE the whole time.”
“It gives me a chance to spread my wings and fly like I never have, like a new baby bird leaving the nest.”
Heath Slater on seeing his release coming:
“I saw the writing on the wall for a couple of years. The only reason I say that is I was never really into anything after me and Terry/Rhyno.”
Heath Slater on possibly changing his name:
“I think I’m going to be Heath, just simply Heath. That’s it. It’s either that or, I don’t wanna be Heath Miller. My middle name is Wallace. So Heath Wallace? I don’t know I could kinda see that on a billboard. Wallace, I don’t know maybe I’m just thinking Braveheart, but I don’t know.”
Huge fan of pro-wrestling for over 25 years. Lived through the Monday night wars (WWE/WCW) and the ECW revolution. Currently a big fan of Lucha Underground, NXT, MLW, PWG, and even Impact Wrestling…