Heath Slater has revealed that he’s been approached by promoters about a Nexus reunion, adding that he’d love to get the band back together.
Nexus debuted on Monday Night RAW on June 7th 2010. The group comprising of Wade Barrett, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, Skip Sheffield, (Ryback) Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and David Otunga laid waste to everyone and everything in sight. The brawl saw the now infamous incident where Daniel Bryan choked Justin Roberts with his tie, leading to Bryan being fired.
At one point or another during their run, the group was also home to John Cena, Husky Harris, (Bray Wyatt) CM Punk and Curtis Axel.
Speaking to Inside The Ropes’ own Liam Alexander-Stewart ahead of IMPACT Wrestling’s Bound For Glory, Heath Slater revealed that despite the group being absent for a decade, he’s been approached about reforming the faction.
“I’m not going to lie to you. I’m not going to mention names either, but, well, Nexus for me in my in my phone. I have group messages with Nexus, 3MB, Social Outcasts, like we have our, you know, messages. I still talk to these guys literally every month, like, that’s a fact. You know, but then there’s been promoters around that’s been wanting to get the gang back together, which I feel like could be really cool. But you try to get six other guys, seven other guys, all on the same page, man, And it’s just really hard. Because I mean, you’ve got to remember Nexus was, what, 11 years ago, 12? 2010, 2011? So, yeah, so it was a long time and people still look at it. It’s right there [pans the camera to a Nexus poster]. You know, people still talk about it, and it was one of those things where I think people will always talk about it because it was a really cool moment. I just was lucky enough to be part of it.”
Expanding further, Heath Slater said that he would “love to get the band back together,” and that they should all join him in IMPACT.
“But if I was a fan, I’ve been like, What is going on here? What don’t beat up, John Cena! Yeah, but it’s one of those things where, like, it was just a very, very cool moment. And it’s like, you know, a decade of some change later, man, it’s like people still talk about it. But I would me personally, I would love to get the band back together and just have some fun running some shots on some big indie spots.
So, you know, hell, bring them to IMPACT. Why not? You know, I know a guy that could probably talk to them. So but it’s one of those things where like, who knows? But don’t get me wrong, there’s been promoters out there that literally reaching out wanting to get us at Comic-Con’s and everything. A big signing and all this, which I think is a good start. Get us all together with chit chat. Let’s chill. Let’s have dinner. And then let’s talk about what we can do because I just think it’s funny because we’re not those young kids no more. We’re like seasoned vets. So I feel like we can do a lot more damage now than what we did before.”
Heath Slater was released by WWE in April 2020 after a 14-year run with the company. The former Tag Team Champion joined IMPACT three months later.