The Pro Wrestlng Examiner Interview TNA’s Daniels:
On Shane Douglas, his opponent at Slammiversary:
I worked with (him) a couple times of times when we were doing national [weekly] pay per views but never a singles match; this will be the first time one-on-one. I am sure we can do some good television and some very interesting matches. I think Shane is a great competitor, a great athlete and a great wrestler. He’s got an incredible wrestling mind. This will be one of the few times in my career that I will be going into a match having less experience than the person I’m wrestling. It’s a big deal to me, not only because it’s Shane but also because Slammiversary is one of our big PPVs, and I try to continue the trend of excellence that I have for TNA.
My favorite rivalry would have to be with AJ Styles and Samoa Joe. That stuff stands head and shoulders above a lot of other stuff I’ve done. But to get away from those two and mention others I’ve always felt I’ve had very good chemistry with guys like Low Ki and American Dragon
Who whould win a three way match between Daniels, Suicide & Curry Man:
(Hahaha) I would say probably me because my peripheral vision isn’t limited by masks. I would definitely have a foot up on those two guys. It would be a great match, but I would get very tired from the dancing.
On the recent death of Misawa
It’s definitely tragic. I think it’s a fear we all have in the back of our minds that we are going to die in the ring. He carried his promotion on his shoulders and I think that may have contributed to his early demise; just that pressure of being the man in his company for such a long time. It’s pressure I can hardly imagine. If it were my shoulders that the company rested on I don’t know how I would’ve handled it. Plus the fact that he handled it with grace and dignity for so long. It’s a tragedy that it happened the way it did but his legend goes way beyond him.