Slater talked about making the most of all the angles that were given to him and how this ability was complemented by John Cena. He said he liked the heel the most and the interaction he had with the fans.
“I had so many gadgets that were legitimate pieces of chicken that I had to turn into chicken salad,” said Slater. “I remember John Cena telling me, ‘They always give you an inch, but you bring it back a mile. I don’t know, I’m just trying to take ideas and do it.
“What I liked about being a heel was that I went out and people saw me in a restaurant and said,” I know you’re a bad guy, but I just want you to know that we like to hate you. We love to boo you. You are just a fun villain. I love chatting with the fans. Even if it’s like having a few drinks. I’ve done it in so many bars, it’s not even funny. Over the years, I connect to the screen and off the screen, it’s just really cool. ”
Slater recalled the reaction of Wes’ father, Gerald Brisco, to the corner of the Nexus. Gerald Brisco told Slater that the Nexus will be remembered for years, and Slater noted that people are still talking about the Nexus to this day.
“I remember seeing him in Tampa,” recalls Slater. “It was in Miami when Nexus arrived, and I remember Smack down. I think it was in Tampa the next night. He was there. I just remember he was like “man, everything you did last night, people will talk about it for years”. Look at it a decade later and people are still talking about it. ”
Wes shared his thoughts on what made the Nexus successful. Wes said the Nexus succeeded when they were given the opportunity to be themselves, and their downfall started when they lost creative control.
“It was different, and they allowed them to take off their handcuffs and let them be them,” said Wes. “I remember that the downfall is when [the WWE] started not to leave [the Nexus guys] have creative control. That’s when it started to get a little fragile and start to run. ”
Slater once said on Chasing Glory that he had presented many ideas to WWE, but none were followed. He was also on The Wrestling Inc. Daily where he detailed the rise and fall of the Nexus. On “Brisco and Big Ace,” Slater gave a shorter explanation of what killed the Nexus angle.
” In regards to Slam summer, everything fell to hell, “said Slater. When we didn’t take over WWE, [the angle] n’a plus d’importance. »