I was tooling around on YouTube a couple of days ago and stumbled upon something I hadn't seen before. Jimmy Garvin had done a video where he shared some behind-the-scenes footage from during the Great American Bash '87. Garvin shot the footage himself and it shows all the talent clowning around in the locker room. You can tell some people (like Dusty Rhodes, Barry Windham and Jim Cornette - well, at first) seem uncomfortable breaking kayfabe on camera. Hawk does a lot of talking, and shows how he loads a blade to gig himself. And Cornette does some hilarious commentary.
That very well could be. Something about Slater keeps giving me a Loose Cannon era Brian Pilman vibe. Also, I forgot to mention in my original post... As much as I crap on John Morrison, I have to give him credit.