Former WWE Superstar Heath Slater recently appeared on the Chris Van Vliet podcast. The ‘One Man Band’ would talk a number of topics from his lengthy career with WWE during the interview. One of the points discussed was Cody Rhodes’ recent comments about Slater possibly joining AEW.
Rhodes would mention the former WWE Superstar during a Q&A where he was asked if he would bring the former 3MB member to AEW. “No to Heath,” is all that Rhodes would say, and Slater said that this was a bad decision by the EVP of AEW.
“It was funny because it was I think two days later? One of my buddies sent me a thing like, ‘Is this true!?'” Slater would begin. “And I read it [Rhodes’ comments]. Me and Cody have never had harsh words or nothing you know? We never disliked each other, but I know how Cody is. When he said it I was like ‘he’s either serious,’ which he very well could be who even knows? Or ‘he wants me to react.'”
Slater would elaborate further, saying “he [Cody] knows I’m gonna battle, I’m not gonna shut up! I’ll tell you how I feel, and people should know this by now. So, it’s one of those things where I’m like ‘you didn’t even scratch your head and think about it?'”
Heath would then talk about how he is far more than the perception people had of him in WWE. “A lot of people might see me as Heath Slater: WWE Superstar, jobber, workhorse? Always puts the guys over…whatever it is. But in reality? I’m a 14 year veteran in the business! I have wrestled everyone underneath the sun. Anyone and everyone you can think of, you know? I have been trained by Abdullah the Butcher, Dr. Tom Prichard, Norman Smiley, Billy Kidman, Steve Kern, DUSTY RHODES! I have a ton of guys that have sprinkled stuff on me.”
Slater would finish by saying how now he has left WWE he will be able to show the wrestling industry what ‘he’ wants to show. “Now I will be able to show what I want, and do what I want. Bad business decision [by Cody]? Hell yes.”