Heath Slater is happy that he is able to close one chapter of his life and move on to the next one.
Slater made a surprise return to Raw on July 6, confronting WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and even having a short match with the champion. Talking to WWE backstage after his match, Slater said he is glad to have been able to finish this chapter in his life and work on what is next for the former tag team champion.
"[My head] is knocked silly. It's just something that had to be done. Me and Drew go way back. He is a brother of mine. He promised me something and I wanted it so I confronted him and thank God it happened. He's the man, the champ, my best friend and a brother inside and outside of the ring. Pretty sure he still loves me after he helped me up. This was a nice closing of a chapter so let's see what the future holds for me," Slater said.
Slater was part of the massive layoffs that WWE announced back in April. The decade-plus run for Slater and the WWE began when Slater was assigned to Deep South Wrestling, which was a WWE developmental territory. Slater was a part of some factions during his time with the company, including Nexus, The Corre, 3 Man Band and The Social Outcasts.
Slater would hold the WWE Tag Team Championships on both Raw and SmackDown a total of four times, while also holding the WWE 24/7 Championship one time. Slater also feuded with multiple WWE legends in the build up to Raw 1000, with those legends including Lita, Road Warrior Animal, Vader, Psycho Sid, Doink The Clown, Diamond Dallas Page Roddy Piper, Wendi Richter, Cyndi Lauper, Bob Backlund, Scotty 2 Hotty and Rikishi.
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