TNA's Daniels (Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels) was recently interviewed for the Baltimore Sun
In the interview Daniels addresses the name changed to Daniels, addressing the rumor it was for trademark reasons (odd rumor as Daniels is part of Christopher Daniels so sorta hard to exclusively trademark given Daniels' long use of the name). Daniels said:
No, it’s not a copyright thing. It’s just the direction they want to go in. The truth of the matter is that it doesn’t matter to me. Whatever they call me, I’m still that guy. I’m the guy that held the X Division title longer than anyone else, won more Ultimate X matches than anyone else, nine times I’ve held titles in TNA – looking for No. 10 coming up. So it doesn’t matter to me what they call me. Whatever they decide, people are going to know that I’m going to go out there and give it 110 percent.
He also addressed his unique role in the lockeroom saying:
I actually had this discussion with Brother Ray. I couldn’t think of another guy in the position I’m in. To the younger guys, I’m looked at like a veteran, but to guys like Sting, Booker T. and Team 3D, I’m looked at almost like a young guy coming up. There are probably not five guys in the industry that you could name that are in that position. It’s sometimes tough because sometimes the younger guys come to me for advice and my knowledge, and at the same time, I go to guys like B.G James and Kip James and those guys who have had experience at that high level, and I’m always looking for advice to make myself better. I know there are things that I need to learn even after 16 years in the business. So when I go to guys like Terry Taylor, or Dutch Mantel, or Jeff, I’m looking for ways to make Christopher Daniels a better wrestler and a better commodity for TNA. I feel like being the guy that can give advice and still take advice, I’m helping the company and I’m also helping myself in trying to get better.
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