Former four times WWE Tag Team Champion Heath Slater who is also a former WWE 24/7 champion recently talked about his time in 2021 and how difficult the year has been for him so far. Slater is currently working on the independent circuit along with Impact wrestling.
Heath Slater joined the world of professional wrestling at a very young age of mind set on returning to in ring action 20. He first worked on the World Wrestling Alliance for around two years before joining the WWE in 2006. He remained on the development Territory of WWE for nearly four years before coming to the main roster in 2010.
Heath Slater Reveals How Difficult 2021 Is So Far For Him
He participated on the first ever NXT tournament and he was quite impressive during that time. He defeated a lot of big names during his time in the NXT, the only wrestler he failed to beat was Kane.
He was very impressive for the very first day of coming to the main roster of WWE. When he became the member of the hill stable of the promotion called the Nexus, everybody thought he is going to be a huge deal in the future. As it is known to all, the Nexus storyline could have been a huge success but once again it became a victim of John Cena’s heroism. After the Nexus lost, Slater had many different types of runs and in all of them fans loved him.
The most famous storyline he was involved in has to be the I’ve got Kids storyline. in this story he was not being picked by any of the brands in WWE during the second brand extension and he kept on trying to get a contract from both RAW and Smackdown.
Later he teamed up with professional wrestling Legend Rhyno and won the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship to become the inaugural WWE SmackDown Tag Team champion. In 2020 he was released by the WWE after spending 14 years with the promotion and then he joined TNA.
Heath Slater who is a former WWE 24/7 champion recently spoke to Wrestlezone where he talked about his time in 2021 and how difficult the year has been for him so far. He said;
“It was so crazy, and I always joke around with the boys and production people and I always tell them last year that when IMPACT signed me, it was probably the worst investment that they ever made. [laughs]
“Just because I only did a handful of shows with them then we talked out a deal that I was happy with, they were happy with,” Heath said. “I literally signed the deal, then a few hours later at Bound For Glory, I got hurt and it was just done. I’m just like, ‘oh sh-t, you’ve got to be kidding me!’
“But no, it felt wonderful being back because it’s been a long road this past year, with how the world is today and with me having five surgeries at once. So, it was a rollercoaster of hell for me this year,” he explained, “but hard work pays off and I’m just blessed and glad that I have a good support team that helped me through everything or I would’ve lost my damn mind.”