Source: Ain’t It Cool News
Recently, one half of the former TNA World Tag Team Champions Christopher Daniels spoke with The Dean over at Ain’t It Cool News. During the interview, Daniels talked about working WWE’s Shotgun Saturday Night program, wrestling AJ Styles again, and the backdrop of the SWERVE comic book series. You can read highlights from the interview below, but we encourage to read the whole thing by clicking here. Enjoy!
On Wrestling AJ Styles Again at Final Resolution
Absolutely, man. The fact that AJ and I have been wresting each other on and off now for the better part of a decade, I mean… it’s almost that familiarity like fans can get familiar with comic book characters, you’ve gotta find something new to bring to the table to get people involved, and that’s been the pleasure of working with AJ this past year, trying to find new things to do and new ways to get the fans involved and entrenched in our story. But yeah, man, I think when my career is over that this will be it, this will be the guy that people associate with me, and the feud people associate with my career, and then Sunday is the end, so, it’s going be interesting to see how it all turns out.
On How Working on Shotgun Saturday Night Helped His Career
Then the other thing that happened was I had the opportunity to wrestle Taka Michinoku on Shotgun Saturday Night, one of the syndicated television shows that the WWF at the time had. So that television exposure got me… first it got me booked overseas in England, and then it also got promoters much more aware on the east coast of who I was, and it was what opened the door for me to Japan because of Taka and his connections, and that led to me going over and starting to do the Curry Man character which I did for many years before I came and did that here in TNA.
On Describing the SWERVE Comic Book
It’s not necessarily about professional wrestling, it’s a cool little mystery like, uhh…God, it’s hard to describe, but it’s the cast of characters, it’s a little bit about organized crime with pro-wrestling in this Texas down which this kid gets caught up in. So it’s not a wrestling story in the sense that it’s like HEADLOCKED by Michael Kingston, that’s a wrestling story about a kid who has this love of pro-wrestling and how he’s trying to make it as a wrestler. SWERVE is a lot less about wrestling and more about this kid falling into a life of crime, with pro-wrestling as a setting for that. So if that was your idea, then yes, you have to rewrite your story. But if not, well, get back to work