Heath was one of the most overlooked superstars in his time at WWE. Slater’s most significant stint was with Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal, both of whom have had significant runs in WWE. As the IMPACT superstar is forging his new identity, his determination to renew himself led to severe injuries he incurred at IMPACT Bound For Glory.

The former WWE superstar appeared on the Wrestlezone Podcast where he discussed the nature of his injuries. He added that it was a very inconvenient time because he had just landed in IMPACT.

It was so crazy, and I always joke around with the boys and production people and I always tell them last year that when IMPACT signed me, it was probably the worst investment that they ever made. Just because I only did a handful of shows with them then we talked out a deal that I was happy with and they were happy with. I literally signed the deal, then a few hours later at Bound For Glory, I got hurt and it was just done. I’m just like, ‘oh sh-t, you’ve got to be kidding me!

Heath then went on to reveal that he had five surgeries at once. He added that since the world had been stagnant for a while, it was something that he felt was very enlightening to get back in the ring and perform. He also thanked his support team, which he credits in saving his sanity.

But no, it felt wonderful being back because it’s been a long road this past year, with how the world is today and with me having five surgeries at once. So, it was a rollercoaster of hell for me this year. but hard work pays off and I’m just blessed and glad that I have a good support team that helped me through everything or I would’ve lost my damn mind.

Heath recently revealed a video of him boxing ahead of Swoggle’s fight to hype it up. He commented on his streak on Wrestlemania ending, and reacted to Rhyno’s heel turn revealed at IMPACT Wrestling Sacrifice.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/contributor from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017.

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