On Thursday's IMPACT, Heath signed his contract with IMPACT Wrestling after over a year of trying to earn his spot.
Heath was injured in the Bound For Glory 2020 Call Your Shot gauntlet, delaying his on-screen signing. Heath made his IMPACT debut at Slammiversary 2020 with the storyline being that he was a free agent trying to earn his spot.
Speaking on the 90s Wrestling podcast, Heath explained why he decided to join IMPACT following his WWE release.
"It's literally like having your cake and eating it too," he said when discussing the creative freedom in IMPACT. "They trust your judgment. I told them straight up, 'I haven't worked the Indies in I don't know how long, but I want to do it.' It's fun and exciting and I can go and have fun doing it. Talk to the people, sell some 8x10s, whatever. I never got to do it. I want to go to Comic Con, I want to go to conventions, I want to go on a Netflix show. I want to be able to have opportunities. They told me that I could do it. They told me, 'Just email us' and if it doesn't end up crossing with their schedule, I can go for it. I was like, 'What?' 'Yeah, do it.' My wife was on board for it anyway. We cut a good deal, I signed for two years, and now they got me."
It is unclear if Heath signed a two-year deal 2020 during his first dates with IMPACT or if the contract he signed on-screen is the start of a two-year deal.
Heath and Rhino are set to face Violent By Design at Bound For Glory. If you missed anything from Thursday's IMPACT, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here.
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