Source: Joshua Modaberi of Sportsvibe.co.uk
Christopher Daniels was recently interviewed by Sportsvibe. Among other topics, the interview covered his brief time spent with WCW, the differences between iMPACT Wrestling and Ring of Honor, how he feels about Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan, who inspired him to get into the business, and what his thoughts are regarding Vince Russo parting ways with the company. You can scroll down to read some highlights from the interview or click here to read the entire article (it’s good – I suggest checking it out). Enjoy!
On Who Inspired Him to Become a Professional Wrestler
Once I got out of college, I saw what the scope of wrestling was at that point. Guys that inspired me and made me think I could do this were guys like Sean Waltman and Shawn Michaels. They were guys that were about 220lbs, they weren’t 6’5 and 300lbs, but they were still successful and they played to their strengths.
On His Brief, 90-Day Contract at the End of WCW
It was actually the second time I was under contract with WCW, so I was hopefully that the second run was going to go better than the first, but of course the company closed when the WWE bought them out. I was disappointed the WWE never gave me an opportunity to build or grow with them, but those things happen and I didn’t have to wait long before Ring of Honor and TNA came along.
On the Differences Between TNA and ROH
I think right now they a focusing on different avenues. I think TNA have had Spike TV in their corner for such a long time now, and the IMPACT! television show has become the crown jewel in their arsenal. ROH on the other hand are all about the live events and this television deal they have just signed with SPG will set them in good stead.
On Working with Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff
It’s been great. I’ve had very good experiences talking to Eric and Hulk about me personally and the new direction that my character has taken. They are both very big fans of my work and I’m looking forward to getting more feedback from the both of them as I continue to grow into this character that I am portraying on television.
On Vince Russo Parting Ways with the Company
I’m sorry to see somebody lose their position and I’m sure Vince will land on his feet. I feel with him leaving it gives us an opportunity to try a different direction and we’ll see if it is positive or not, but I’m very confident in the current creative team with guys like Eric, Matt Conway and Bruce Prichard, and I look forward to seeing what they’re going to do and hopefully it’s going to be something that helps IMPACT! wrestling in the long run.