Nope, he should stay the same. He's only had the gimmick six months and he's getting airtime on every Raw. What is the problem?
Come on, man, Santino is the US Champ. Sure, he is a decent wrestler, but his gimmick is a joke which basically doesn't let him show his in-ring skills and yet he's got a championship. Why shouldn't Heath Slater get a chance? If he gets a decent gimmick, I can actually see him succeed in the company.This is why WWE should not listen to the IWC. Heath Slater is terrible. The only thing he's good at is jobbing. I was pissed when he went over Doink the Clown.
So much this. And waht many other posters have alread ysaid. Slater is GREAT in his current role and there is no need to change it. And if the WWE ever does want to move him up the card as a heel they can easily do that with his current gimmick or minor tweeks to it.If I grew up as a lifelong wrestling fan and WWE offered me big money to travel the world, meet all the wrestlers, and work with some of my heroes growing up, I really don't think I would be upset.
Heath Slater is probably having a fucking blast. Remember, most pro-wrestlers are all marks themselves, that's why they fell in love with the business in the first place. He took a Vader Bomb from Vader, a Power Bomb from Sid, a Crossface Chickenwing from Bob Backlund and a Diamond Cutter from Diamond Dallas Page. I would be as happy as a pig in shit if I were him.
He doesn't need to move up the card, he's great (and I mean GREAT) where he's at. Don't fix it if it's not broken. No one is SUPPOSED to get behind the one man band gimmick. That's the entire fucking point! He's supposed to be annoying and silly, he's the goddamn heel!