Source: Mike Mooneyham of the Post and Courier
Recently, one half of the TNA World Tag Team Championship Christopher Daniels spoke with Mike Mooneyham of the Post and Courier regarding his thoughts on professional wrestling both past and present. The interview included topics like how he and Kazarian model themselves after Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard and the Midnight Express, on how he was influenced by watching the Mid-Atlantic area professional wrestling, and how he approaches putting together his matches. You can read highlights of the interview below or click here to read the interview in its entirety (it contains much more than is noted below). Enjoy!
Christopher Daniels on Emulating Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard
They talked junk, but they got in the ring and got the job done. That’s the type of team we want to be. That’s the type of team I think we are right now.
On Growing Up Watching Mid-Atlantic Wrestling
It was what I envisioned as the best wrestling versus the best entertainment. To me, the NWA/Mid-Atlantic was more about the wrestling. The WWF at that time was more razzmatazz and showmanship. That affected the way I looked at wrestling. When I first started really paying attention to professional wrestling was around the onset of The Four Horsemen. I grew up watching Jim Crockett Promotions. The first wrestler who was my favorite was Magnum T.A. I had a chance to watch him defend the U.S. title against Nikita Koloff at the Cumberland County Arena in Fayetteville. I got to see him wrestle Ric Flair for the world title.
On How He Approaches His Matches
My first instinct when I’m contemplating my character is to figure out how the match is going to go. At the end of the day, the word on the marquee is wrestling. That, to me, is the most important part. Character and storylines are important, but in the end it comes down to what we do in the ring. All of our stories begin and end in a wrestling ring.