After being released back in April, Heath Slater made an appearance tonight on Raw.
Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler started the show, arguing over Ziggler’s stipulation for their match at Extreme Rules. After some back and forth, Ziggler mentioned that he brought someone from McIntyre’s past. Heath Slater then appeared.
Slater spoke about the long history he and McIntyre had together. He said that when McInytre was released, he called McIntyre every day. But when he was fired, McIntyre never called him.
Slater said he was there to take an opportunity, and wanted a match. After being provoked by a shove and a slap, McIntyre accepted. Following a commercial break, an extremely short match took place. A Dolph Ziggler distraction failed as Slater was immediately pinned with the Claymore kick.
Ziggler confronted, then attacked Slater after the match. McIntyre came to Slater’s aid and took out Ziggler. McIntyre and Slater hugged and celebrated in the ring to close out the segment.
Slater was released as part wide-ranging cutbacks in April. His 90-day no compete is slated to end later this month.