Christopher Daniels is the newest visitor on the “AEW Unrestricted” podcast.
Daniels talked about how The Younger Bucks introduced him to AEW, why he guess on himself to take an opportunity with a brand new wrestling firm, how Sting’s shock was stored a secret, how he charges the primary 12 months of AEW Dynamite, tales about Curry Man, touring with Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky, Being The Elite, his BME finisher, his transient time in WCW, comedian e-book accumulating, and far more.
Listed below are some highlights from the interview:
Christopher Daniels on how he bought into AEW:
“When AEW got here round, I used to be in most likely my sixth 12 months at Ring of Honor. I used to be able the place I felt like I had performed every part I needed to do within the ring at Ring of Honor. This chance got here when Matt and Nick provided me this chance to hitch this firm. It was an unknown commodity. There was nothing I might say the place clearly it’s going to do effectively or do poorly due to this, this and this. It was a shot in the dead of night, however, I felt like basing my determination off of what I noticed Matt and Nick do in the midst of their careers by way of the success they’d, with the dangers they took, I felt prefer it wasn’t a danger in any respect. I felt like so long as I hung with them and caught with their view, that it was going to achieve success. I used to be very lucky that they checked out me as an individual that would do the job that they provided me, which was the expertise relations. To this point so good.”
Daniels on how Scorpio Sky was added to SCU:
“Actually, once we have been at Ring of Honor, Frankie (Kazarian) put a superb phrase in for Sky. I’ve recognized Sky for a very long time, however undoubtedly, he and Frankie had far more of a historical past by way of wrestling collectively and in opposition to one another on the California independents. Scorpio got here by way of Ring of Honor and had a few good showings. There was a second in time the place Frankie and I have been searching for a 3rd associate. We had a associate, Kamaitachi, who’s Hiromo Takahashi, who returned to New Japan. So, we had a gap as a spot for a trio that we have been making an attempt to get stepping into Ring of Honor. There was one night in Ring of Honor the place Scorpio competed in a match in opposition to The Younger Bucks and the remainder of the Elite the place Nick Jackson even took the time on the microphone to level him out singularly and say, ‘Hey, we must always have this man right here.’ I bear in mind going to the gentleman that was reserving the corporate and stated, ‘Why don’t you give Scorpio Sky to us and let him be our third.’ It wasn’t two months after that, that the group that ended up turning into So Cal Uncensored bought collectively.”
Daniels tells us what he thinks his function within the ring is right now:
“I really feel like with the extent of expertise we have now in AEW, there are some followers that might like to see me on Dynamite, however the trustworthy fact is, the time to characteristic me as an act, I really feel, is just not lengthy gone, however type of handed and I’m pleased with that. I really feel like my greatest efforts are for use wrestling youthful guys and assist them get higher if I can. If that occurs on Dynamite, nice, but when it occurs on Darkish, additionally nice. That’s what my focus is now’s to wrestle the blokes who’re underneath contract with us and see what I can do to assist them not make the identical errors that I made or that I see different younger wrestlers make of their careers. That’s what I’m considering at this level is who can I wrestle to assist construct up and provides them credible wins. I really feel like I’m not a soup can, however I really feel that wrestling me and beating me means one thing, regardless that it looks like everyone does it as of late. However, I’m pleased with that.”
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