Heath Slater was released by WWE back on April 15th of this year. He made an appearance on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW, where he faced Drew McIntyre. It seems to have just been a one-off appearance for now.
Booker T talked about Heath Slater on his Hall Of Fame podcast. He discussed Slater’s possible return to the company. He said that Slater is not a guy WWE would want to lose. He complimented Slater saying he is a performer who is ready to do anything WWE throws at him without complaining. He said that is why Slater received a call back from the company to appear on RAW.
Heath Slater’s not a guy you want to lose. He’s a guy who you want on your team. He’s a guy that’s gonna make sure to pull his weight. He’s gonna play his role.
That’s what I talk in this game all the time as far as ‘hey man, just play your role tonight. Don’t try to play someone else’s role. If you do that, we’ll have a great show tonight, but if you go out there and you want to take one job then take on another job, then you got three jobs that you’re trying to take on, and then, you complain about it. You’re the one who took those jobs.’ Heath Slater is a guy that’s gonna play his role, and that’s why he got the phone call. ‘Hey Heath, you want to come on back?’ That’s what it’s about.
He compared Heath to the late Brad Armstrong, saying he was a “utility guy”. He also said Slater can get any job done as soon as possible.
Guys like Brad Armstrong, God rest his soul, he’s a guy who never had to worry about a job because he was a utility guy so to speak. A guy that can do just about everything at a moment’s notice. Heath Slater is that guy. When you call him, you know he’s gonna be ready to get the job done.
Slater’s no-compete clause will end very soon and fans are speculating where he will end up next. Some think he will be appearing at Slammiversary on July 18th.