Christopher Daniels on whether he feels an ROH Title reign is overdue and whether it’s frustrated him, Samoa Joe on WWE’s main roster, TNA ownership, Marvel or DC Comics?

CBS Sports Local interview with Christopher Daniels
Host: Chuck Carroll
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On paying his dues and whether an ROH Title reign is overdue: I think I paid enough dues a long time ago. But circumstances are what they are, and sometimes matches don’t go the way you want them to go. Certainly going into the 15th Anniversary Show I feel like there’s a lot of momentum on my side right now. If the fans’ feelings are that it’s about time I’ve had the championship, I’m not going to argue with that. It remains to be seen what happens…

Whether he has been frustrated that he hasn’t been elevated to the top position in ROH: Not specifically frustrated. Things go the way they go. It’s not up to me to say this is a good direction or a bad direction. It’s just the way it was. All of us as pro wrestlers try to put ourselves out there as the best product we can be. It falls to people above us to decide that’s the best direction for the company to go…

Whether is surprised that it took so long for Samoa Joe make it to WWE’s main roster: Not so much surprised, I’m just happy that it finally happened. I feel like one of the reasons that it took so long is that they were waiting for the right moment… I’m certainly interested to see where this goes. Coming off the Royal Rumble to go toward WrestleMania, I would think that would mean Joe is in a prime position to have a high-profile match at his first WrestleMania.

On TNA’s overhaul and ownership changes and whether he’s surprised it took so long: I can’t really comment on it with any sort of intelligence because all I know is the same thing that everyone else has seen and read. … I know when I left that I felt like there was some upheaval in management. But I couldn’t tell you everything that’s gone on. I’ve seen what everyone else has with the ratings and mishaps that have gone on.

On a comic book cover with him robbing a bank while Kazarian says he must be stopped; I don’t want to give too much away. I’m not 100 percent ready to retire, so am I looking to add a couple of zeros to the end of my bank account? You’ll have to pick up the book to find out exactly what’s going on. It’s worth picking up to check out.

Whether he was a DC Comics guy or a Marvel guy growing up: I was Marvel, 100 percent. I grew up reading Marvel comics. The first comic that really got me hooked was Uncanny X-Men…

Other topics include the possibility of wrestling for both Ring of Honor and TNA, WWE dominating online streaming services, and more.


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