Source: Gordon Holmes of Comcast XFinity
As part of iMPACT Wrestling’s lead up to tomorrow’s Bound for Glory event, Christopher Daniels was interviewed by Gordon Holmes of Comcast’s Xfinity. During the interview, Daniels discussed Kenny King being then next big thing in TNA, working with Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, and some advice for younger wrestlers. Highlights of the interview can be read below or you can click here to read the entire interview. Enjoy!
On TNA’s Usage of their Talented Roster and Turning the Corner
I think in the last year, especially since we’ve gone live, we’ve had a lot of things fall into place for us. We’ve got a great creative unit going on. And in the last nine months with the creative team, they’ve been very open to collaboration. In the past we’ve had guys who’ve never wrestled who tried to steer the ship and they didn’t seem to have a very good grasp on how to do wrestling. Now, this creative team has guys who’ve wrestled in the past and guys who have been writing wrestling for a very long time. And, they come to us and ask for collaboration. Now, every idea we give them isn’t used, but at least they’ve heard our voices. I personally feel like Frankie Kazarian and I have turned the corner as far as performers, as far as a tag team. I feel like we’re the best team going now, I feel like we have the most entertaining matches. When we’re on the microphone, when we’re on camera, I think we’re more entertaining than anyone else when it comes to tag teams.
On Working with Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, and Jason Hervey
It’s awesome, man. That’s another thing, in the last couple of months they’ve given us an opportunity to be entertaining, not just in the ring but on the microphone. Dealing with guys like Sting, dealing with guys like Hulk Hogan and then behind the scenes dealing with guys like Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey who are very hands-on with the way they do their stuff. It’s been a big collaboration.
On Some Advice to Younger Wrestlers
The more that they can wrestle outside of their comfort zone, outside of their backyard…and I don’t mean literally their backyard. If they can get away from where they were trained and wrestle different wrestlers for different promoters. If they become so comfortable with themselves that they can go into a locker room and meet a wrestler for the first time and then two hours later wrestle an entertaining match with that person, that’s when they become a commodity to promoters around the world.
On Who the Next Big Thing is in TNA
I think Kenny King is going to be somebody to see once the focus is back on the X Division. I feel like Kenny deserves the spotlight. I think Sonjay Dutt is finally going to get an opportunity to shine once he gets back from his shoulder injury. And he’s someone who has a lot of character, he just hasn’t been able to show it. And then Xema (Ion), of course. He’s a great character, he’s a great athlete. He’s very young, but he has a lot of experience. It’s a matter of giving him an opportunity to show that side of him.