WWE was forced to release a number of their loyal stars back in April when the COVID-19 pandemic caused one of their biggest talent culls in recent years. One of the victims of the cuts was former Tag Team Champion Heath Slater.
Slater has been with the company for more than a decade and had been part of many factions including 3MB and The Corre but unlike his former teammates Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre he was never able to make it to the WWE Championship.
Many of the released main roster stars were handed 90-day no-compete clauses when they were released from their contracts on April 15th. These come to an end on July 14th, which would mean that many WWE stars will be free to work Impact’s Slammiversary pay-per-view on July 18th.
While EC3 has been teasing a return to his former company since his release and Deonna Purrazzo has already moved over to Impact after she was released from NXT, Heath Slater is the latest star to tease a move over to Impact Wrestling.
Slater Tweeted a video of himself training for an in-ring return with the caption “July 18 Coming Soon” which just so happens to be the date that Impact is set to present their biggest pay-per-view of the year.
Heath’s former WWE Tag Team partner Rhyno has also hinted that he could be getting a new partner that has “got kids” which could be a reference to Heath Stater since his catchphrase in WWE was “I got kids.”
Rhyno and Slater teamed together back in 2016 after Slater went undrafted in the WWE draft and went on to become the first-ever SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Rhyno has since been released from WWE and returned to Impact Wrestling. Should Slater be looking to reunite with The Man Beast?