A Great Video Interview – Christopher Daniels Discussing The TNA/Spike Issues, His Contract, More


Chris Van Vliet posted a new interview on YouTube with Christopher
Daniels. Daniels was interviewed before the AIW Failure by Design event, and
Daniels discussed leaving TNA, when he might retire, and more. You can watch the
interview and check out some highlights below.

Daniels on TNA not renewing his contract: “It
wasn’t a decision that I made. They decided that once my contact expired they
weren’t going to renew and they decided to go in a different direction with
their talent roster so it left me in the position of looking for a new home.
They made mention that if circumstances changed, I was welcome back in TNA but
at the same time I feel like letting me leave makes me think that they aren’t
interesting in using me. And I don’t want to work for a company that is not
fully invested in working with me. I don’t need charity, I’m still one of the
top workers in the world and if they’re not interested in using me then I’m not
really interested in putting 100% of my time into them. Ring of Honor, however,
has decided to go 100% in my direction and I feel that if a company is 100%
devoted to working with me, they will get 100% of my focus and time and energy
and that’s how I feel about Ring of Honor at this point.”

Daniels on when he plans to retire from
“Well I’ll probably pass away in the ring. So that will
probably be a decision that I won’t actually make as much as it will be made for
me. I always said that if I couldn’t perform at the top level or if I wasn’t
having fun anymore I was going to get out. And despite whatever hardships I had
whether it was with TNA or on the independent scene or wherever I was still
having fun. Once the bell rang and the actual match started I was still having

His thoughts on the current rumors and situation between
TNA and Spike TV:
“I heard the news and I think it’s still sort of in
negotiations. As someone who has a lot of friends in TNA I certainly hope that
something gets resolved in their benefit as soon as possible. It’s never good
when any company closes down, especially one that has been as proficient as TNA
— a nationally televised show, a touring company and Pay-Per-Views. If that goes
away the ability to earn a living goes away for a lot of guys. I’m certainly not
rooting for them to fail. I want them to do well even though I’m not there

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