WWE released many Superstars on April 15th, letting go of over one hundred employees. Despite being a veteran of 16 years in the company, Heath Slater was also among those released.
Slater spoke to Busted Open Radio, where he talked about his WWE release and his current financial condition. He said that he was “never stupid” with his money. He lived a fairly normal life. While he never won the WWE Championship, he was content with his career in the company and all of his accomplishments.
“But, when I say this, it’s like people don’t understand that I was there for 14 straight years. I mean, I grew up on television, pretty much. So, it’s one of those things like I was never stupid with my money. I always lived below my means. Hell, I’ve got a family – two little girls that I’m worried about. It’s one of those things where I had a good career. Yes, I didn’t become World Champ, or hell, not even IC Champ, but it’s one of those things like when you look at it and analyze it all, dude, I had one hell of a run. It was awesome and fun. I got to meet so many new people, you know, make relationships. It wasn’t a bad experience for me. Did I not get my way a lot? Of course not, but who does? It’s one of those things man, I had 14 years there, straight, no breaks. Yeah, the Coronavirus might’ve taken me out, but I was glad that I was smart with my money, and my kids are in a good school district. I’ve got everything I need.”
As Drew McIntyre mentioned previously, Slater already has a plan of making a name for himself elsewhere. We will have to see where he goes next, once the COVID-19 outbreak subsides. It is certainly good to know he is doing well.
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h/t to 411 Mania for the transcription.