Today, TNA held a Conference Call with “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels to promote this Sunday’s Turning Point pay-per-view.
Here are the highlights:
On where Daniels is at in his career right now: Thrilled, I was surprised that me and Kazarian would find so much success so quickly.
On how Daniels & Kazarian met: They met in 1996 when he moved to California and they became friends while working together in TNA. Their current characters have blossomed recently because they are both really snarky guys and TNA creative has given them opportunities to translate it and they have taken advantage of it.
On his future: Daniels sees himself as a future World Champion. He is closer now than he has ever been and will take advantage of any opportunity given.
Daniels considers himself a locker room leader
On who came up with the Appletini gimmick: Things we use, like the appletini, me and Kazarian come up with. Some of the things they do come from people daring them to do things, but mostly its things they come up with themselves.
Thoughts on the Claire Lynch storyline: It could have gone better, but I feel it accomplished the goal of making AJ Styles look more like a babyface and he and Kazarian look more heelish. The actress who played Claire wasn’t used to a live crowd and they should have prepared her better.
On who Daniels compares himself & Kazarian to: Stadler and Waldorf
Comparisons between the Daniels & Kazarian tag team and other tag teams in TNA: I feel like this team is getting a better creative look because they see that the team is bigger than the sum of its parts, whereas in the past I was more often looked at as a singles guy in a team with another singles guy.
Daniels put over Zema Ion, Kenny King & Sonjay Dutt as good young talent in TNA
Daniels also put over the Gut Check gimmick, giving Christian York’s performance as an example
On if he would like to transition into acting: I would love to transition into acting should the opportunity present itself, especially if it was in the next Avengers movie.
On if he would like to compete against a Gut Check participant: I was surprised Gut Check hasn’t had a tag team yet, but when it does, I absolutely think me and Kazarian should be the guys to test the team.
On how much time Daniels has left as a in-ring performer: My career is coming to an end, but I hope it isn’t soon because I still have lots of goals. I want to be World Champion, I want me and Kazarian to go down as one of the greatest tag teams of all time, but I also know that I have been very happy to have been able to make a living in wrestling.
That concluded the call.