Since his release from the WWE, Heath Slater has been making waves at Impact Wrestling. However, a recent Heath Slater storyline would have you believe he is currently without a contract.
The storyline involving Heath Slater and his Impact Wrestling contract is quite the masterpiece.
Impact Wrestling Involves WWE In A Storyline
It seems Impact Wrestling is involving Health Slater’s WWE history history in a recent contract storyline. As the story goes, Heath refused an offer from the WWE in favor of Impact Wrestling.
Heath Slater’s Impact contract negotiations did not go too well this week. According to D’Amore, Heath wants too much money.
Tensions boiled over in the EXPLOSIVE contract negotiations between @HEATHXXII and @ScottDAmore. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/Tftn8XrORE
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 7, 2020
After the negotiations, Heath still finds himself without an Impact Wrestling contract. Interestingly, the promotion has no problems using Heath’s real life woes.
Of course, incorporating real life in a storyline makes it all the more compelling. It also makes fans cheer for Heath Slater and a potential Impact contract.
While Impact does have a fun story, part of me wonders if Heath Slater is too big for a promotion such as Impact Wrestling. It seems that his loyalty towards the WWE has cost him dearly has cost him dearly.
Is Heath Too Big For Impact Wrestling?
Out of all the promotions Heath Slater ended up on, I have to admit Impact Wrestling was the last I would have guessed. I would have preferred to see him on a promotion such as AEW.
The reason why Heath went to Impact seems clear. After all, his former tag team partner Rhyno has been with Impact for a little while now.
During an interview with Forbes, Heath spoke out about his friendship with Rhyno.
“He’s one of my best friends inside of wrestling and outside of wrestling. He had a big part in talking me over there. He was like ‘come on, man, the grass is greener over here. Come with me. Come on in the wild and run with the Rhyno!’”
It doesn’t need to be said that there are countless former WWE wrestlers with an axe to grind. But only a select few have used their time with the WWE as part of a storyline.
At this point in time, Heath should do what is right for him. After all, his loyalty towards the WWE has done anything but paid off.
Heath’s Evolution At Impact Wrestling
Heath Slater certainly brought his typical comedy to Impact Wrestling. While I only watch Impact every now and again, since Heath’s arrival I have been tuning in every week.
However, Heath did reveal his current comedy is different from the type of comedy he did in the WWE.
“I’ve got to make sure I hold up my end too by promoting it, putting it out and making sure these little ads are nice and good. Serious, but funny, because everyone knows when I was with WWE it was like I was the butt of all jokes, and I’m just like ‘come the hell on…’ Now, it’s like I’m not gonna be the dumb ass anymore. I want to be the smart one.”
So, it seems Heath is quite happy at Impact Wrestling. Let’s hope his presence can help Impact become more of a mainstream competitor.
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