WWE released many people from the company on April 15th, 2020. We are approaching the one-year anniversary of that sad day, but the company tried to get Heath Slater back.
The Angle Podcast, spoke to Heath Slater about his career where he revealed that WWE offered the former One Man Band a new contract to come back. It was worth about half the money, so he didn’t take it. He also spoke with AEW and New Japan before landing in Impact.
“They (WWE) offered me one back, but it was like half of what I was making. I was like, ‘Nah, I need to find myself and do other things and just chill. Just breathe and relax and spend time with the family. Just chill’. I never burned any bridges up there, they all know me. I still talk to more than half the people (in WWE). I was there for so long and we were friends. It’s no hard feelings. I told them, ‘I just want to go and do my thing for a little bit’. They were like, ‘We don’t blame you, you get it’. That was it.
“I talked to IMPACT, New Japan, and ROH. I talked with AEW after I went with IMPACT. They just wanted me to come in for a three-week thing to do some things. I was already committed with IMPACT.”
WWE tried to get a few people to come back, but under much lower contracts. Now we know that Heath was one person who got a call about coming back to WWE after they fired him during a pandemic. Heath seems to be happy with his decision as declining WWE’s offer for another run so soon after his release.