Former WWE star Heath Slater was recently interviewed by Chris Van Vilet where the former multi-time tag champion spoke about potential dream opponents. Slater revealed that NJPW’s Hiroshi Tanahashi and AEW’s Kenny Omega were right at the top of his list. Highlights are below.
Shares story of Tanahashi and says he wants to go to Japan:
I remember Tanahashi came to FCW and this was a decade or so. It was when FCW finally got into the warehouse. He came down, I want to say he was with Yoshi [Tatsu], but he came down for a visit, you know, and just talked and shook hands and stuff, but then left and then, he was huge in Japan,” said Heath. “But I remember there, me and him just talking and stuff and he had like his hair, you know, cut weird and wild and stuff. But then I remember seeing his clips and everything and people reminded me that was him. I was like, ‘oh, crap! Then he became the megastar over there. I would like to go and work him over there. I feel like that would be cool.
On Kenny Omega:
Another match is Kenny Omega. I worked him back in developmental days in Deep South and that was the only match me and him ever had. We were babies, you know, to where I like to work him again because this was only one time But then again, I feel like now, you know, with us being seasoned and matured and everything, I feel like we can kill it.
Full interview below. (H/T and transcribed by Fightful)