Heath Slater signed his SmackDown LIVE contract

Heath Slater's official SmackDown LIVE Contract Signing: SmackDown LIVE, Sept. 13, 2016

New SmackDown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Rhyno reflect on a monumental occasion as Slater finally becomes a part of the SmackDown LIVE roster.

“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” — never has there been a quote to better encapsulate Heath Slater’s journey as one-half of the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions finally signed his SmackDown LIVE contract.

After Shane McMahon made it official, Slater thanked one and all before proclaiming that he and fellow titleholder Rhyno would defend their new titles against any team, anytime, anywhere … and apparently, that includes The Wasteland.

The Ascension took Slater’s comment as their cue to rain on The One Man Band’s gig, requesting a title opportunity per Slater’s comment. Shane O’Mac, not nearly as swept up in the emotion of the moment like Slater was, agreed and made the title match official — and it was next.

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