Christopher Daniels geeks out for wrestling, comic books
by Brian Truitt
The ‘TNA Impact Wrestling’ star is a supervillain of the squared circle.
To be the best supervillain he can be in the wrestling ring, Christopher Daniels doesn’t have to go much farther than his own comic-book collection for his “bad” influences.
A fixture on Spike TV’s TNA Impact Wrestling every Thursday nights (8 ET/PT), Daniels is one-half of the brash tag team Bad Influence with Frankie Kazarian but also a devoted Marvel Comics fanboy who’s not opposed to wearing a Fantastic Four shirt in the ring every so often.
Editor’s note: the following interview with Christopher Daniels appeared in The Moaning News:
When did you first decide that a career in Wrestling was for you and if you had not gone into it what would you be doing?
Well I actually got into training in 1993 I was an actor before that doing children’s theatre and stuff like that and in between gig I decided to give professional wrestling a try just to say, I wanted to go through the school I found out about a school and just wanted to give it a try, and If I washed out and I failed I could say to my kids hey I give it a try. Because I grew up watching it I trained for three months and learned it all pretty quick how to do stuff and started wrestling three months later and I just kept with it and stuck with it and eventually I was popular enough where I would work all the time. All of a sudden I was working every weekend and doing tours in Japan and it sort of became my career not accidently but it snuck up on me. I decided after I was doing it full time that I was doing it full time. As far as what I would do if I wasn’t doing this. Probably still trying to do acting and some sort of theatre.
The Big WrestleShark Show recently had the opportunity to interview TNA star Christopher Daniels. In the full 30 minute interview, Daniels discussed his start in wrestling, traveling the world and 20 years in the pro-wrestling industry, XXX, his views on the Indy scene, his beginings in TNA, the end of his feud with AJ Styles, his tumultuous relationship with TNA and much more. Some highlights can be found below:
In issue number four, I talked about the first R.O.H. show (“Era of Honor begins”). Now I wanted to talk about their second show, however, overall since this show does not have anything super spectacular about it, except for a couple of matches I decided to focus this issue on the mini-feud between Christopher Daniels, Low Ki and American Dragon Bryan Danielson (damnit, took me three tries to get his name write, because I’m actually getting used to Daniel Bryan), that happened during both the first and second R.O.H. show.
TNA recently held a conference call with “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels to promote this Sunday’s ‘Turning Point’ pay-per-view.
Here are the highlights:
On where Daniels is at in his career right now: Thrilled, I was surprised that me and Kazarian would find so much success so quickly.
Christopher Daniels, one-half of the TNA world tag team champions, was recently a guest on “The LAW – Live Audio Wrestling” on TSN 1050 Toronto and The TEAM 1410 in Vancouver.
You can listen to the interview at http://www.liveaudiowrestling.com.
David Dexter submitted this report about a recent Christopher Daniels interview:
Some would dare to say wrestling is fake.
Tell that to Christopher Daniels’ torn ligaments, separated left shoulder and pinched nerves. The wrestling superstar has been in the business for nearly 20 years and is now looking at his 10th year with TNA, or Total Nonstop Action, Wrestling. The group of high-flying, fast-moving athletes who provide pulse-pounding ring action will visit the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Sunday evening, bringing with them a chance for Daniels and his tag-team partner Frankie Kazarianto to defend their title of “World Tag Team Champions of the World.” No, that’s not redundant – they’re just that good.
The Capital Gazette / Bowie Blade-News has a story on TNA’s house show this Saturday in Bowie, MD. The story features Christopher Daniels and several other TNA Impact Wrestling stars.
Read the article here: http://www.capitalgazette.com/bowie_bladenews/sports/tna-impact-wrestling-coming-to-bowie/article_f4c35964-9afd-5213-abd3-dac77a0aaea0.html