On Monday night, June 15, I had the pleasure to have an exclusive chat with TNA superstar Daniels on Examiner.com in preparation for his upcoming match with â€œThe Franchiseâ€ Shane Douglas at TNAâ€™s Slammiversary pay per view this coming Sunday live from the Palace of Auburn Hills outside of Detroit, Michigan.
Daniels was a gracious guest and we talked about a variety of subjects in the wrestling industry over the course of our near half hour talk and showed why he was the classy entertainer that everyone said he is.
Here some excerpts from the interview:
This Sunday you are facing â€œThe Franchiseâ€ Shane Douglas at Slammiversary. I donâ€™t recall you ever having a big program with Douglas before. Is there your first one-on-one match with him or have you battled each other before?
I worked with a couple times of times when we were doing national [weekly] pay per views but never a singles match; this will be the first time one-on-one. I am sure we can do some good television and some very interesting matches. I think Shane is a great competitor, a great athlete and a great wrestler. Heâ€™s got an incredible wrestling mind. This will be one of the few times in my career that I will be going into a match having less experience than the person Iâ€™m wrestling. Itâ€™s a big deal to me, not only because itâ€™s Shane but also because Slammiversary is one of our big PPVs, and I try to continue the trend of excellence that I have for TNA.
The X-Division has had so many great athletes come and go through its storied history. There were a lot of great matches and rivalries over time but there many others that fans never got to see. So in your opinion, who would win in a triple threat match between yourself, Curry Man (who is one of my all-time favorites) and current champion Suicide?
(Hahaha) I would say probably me because my peripheral vision isnâ€™t limited by masks. I would definitely have a foot up on those two guys. It would be a great match, but I would get very tired from the dancing.
Speaking of names, youâ€™ve made your name in pro wrestling primarily as â€œThe Fallen Angelâ€ Christopher Daniels. Now it seems as if are being billed primarily as â€œDanielsâ€ on TNA television. Was there a big reason for the sudden name shortage?
That was a TNA decision, and one I didnâ€™t bother to fight or deal with. Whatever they called me I would be the guy going out there putting 200% in my matches. Some people still call me Chris and some call me â€œFallen Angel,â€ and I still get those chants wherever I go. I just go out there and do what I do best and that is wrestle.
For the entire interview please click here.
Tags: AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Interviews, Samoa Joe, Shane Douglas, Slammiversary, suicide, TNA