Heath Slater Was Burnt Out Within WWE
For many years, the most consistent enhancement talent in all of WWE was Heath Slater (real name Heath Miller)h. A multi-time tag team champion, you would never see Slater get a chance as a singles star, and most often he was the man who would take the pin in any match he was in. Now that he is out of WWE, he has spoken on how his time in WWE truly burnt him out.
How Heath Slater Felt Leaving WWE
“Burnt the hell out, I knew it. Family knew it. My coworkers knew it. I was just burned out. Fourteen years; four years developmental, ten years on the road. To where it’s like, you can be promised, you can be told, you can even have it in your hand and ready, and it just changes at the drop of a dime. Then it’s one of those things where like putting everyone over for ten years will take a toll on somebody. Confidence, and your drive, your fire, all of that … it’s like, my goodness … I do everything you ask and, like, I can’t get a bone?”
Slater had his best run in 2016 when he was finally given a feature storyline, where he would go undrafted and have to fight his way to a WWE contract, which ended with him winning the Smackdown Tag Team Championships alongside ECW legend Rhyno.
Getting Fired Up
He would later note in the same interview that he feels the WWE release will help his career. “Getting fired; I really believe I needed this. The times are crazy, the times are weird now because you can’t go out and make money and all that stuff. But I really believe I needed this to get the fire, get the hunger, focus.”
Slater has been directionless since the storyline with Rhyno ended, working live events and Main Event mostly, which is a great way to kill the drive of a promising talent. It is unclear what is next for Heath Slater, but we very well could see the best possible version of himself come out as a result of his firing from WWE. Do you think Slater is handling his release well? Could his release have been a requested one? Where do you want to see him pop up? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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