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Heath's Impact Wrestling contract extended into 2023 due to injury

The 38-year-old has been with Impact Wrestling since 2020.
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During a podcast appearance, Heath revealed he is under contract with Impact Wrestling until the fall of 2023 as his deal was extended due to injury.

The four-time WWE Tag Team champion said on the Stories With Brisco and Bradshaw podcast that his two-year deal with the promotion was extended by a year due to his hernia injury and subsequent surgery.

"I had two years with them, but my contract extended a year because I got hurt, had surgery, I was out for a year, rehab, therapy, all that good stuff," he said. "Now, they've put Humpty Dumpty back together, I'm ready to go out there and have some fun."

FKA Heath Slater, he was injured at Bound For Glory in October 2020. At the time, he was reported to have suffered a knee injury. Subsequent testing revealed he was also suffering from multiple hernias and a torn abductor muscle, keeping him out of action for 11 months. 

"Working for Impact, I'm doing as many as indies and signings as I can because I literally never, ever, ever had the chance to do these types of things and I'm excited to do them because it's new for me," he said.

Heath also said he's focusing on being a parent and coaching his youngest daughter's flag football team.

"100%, I can honestly say I'm enjoying life just because I've missed a lot during my days and I am not knocking wrestling or WWE," he continued. "I tip my hat to Vince (McMahon). Thank you for the 15, 16 years I was with you, but I missed a lot of things like birthdays, Halloweens, Christmases. I missed a lot of stuff in my day to where now, I'm not missing nothing and my heart feels full."