How Long Will Bad Influence Work for Ring of Honor? Christopher Daniels Talks Returning to Japan, Leaving TNA & More

Mike Killam

best in the world​Wrestlezone spoke with Christopher Daniels this week about his recent TNA departure, returning to Ring of Honor for their "Best in the World" PPV, who he's excited to work with, whether or not he'd entertain an offer from WWE, wanting to work with the Wolves more in TNA, and a lot more. 

Daniels noted to me that he will be on the road with Ring of Honor through August, and wants "to be as full-time as he can be" with them, while maintaining an independent schedule as well. 

Check out our complete interview with Christopher Daniels. 

Twitter Question: Is the Development of the IWC a Good or Bad Thing?

"It's changed the way the business is presented. Everybody knows what professional wrestling is … and our job now as wrestlers is tougher because of that. Even though you know what it is, we're trying not to remind that's what it is, while we're doing it. I liken it to magic – you know what you're seeing is in illusion, of sorts, but you don't want to be reminded of that in the middle of the show. It's very difficult sometimes to maintain that illusion enough for people to be entertained … Especially the IWC – they  want to critique and put their spin on what they saw, and what they enjoyed, and what they didn't enjoy, and sometimes it's hard for them to just be drawn into the spectacle." 

Leaving TNA Impact Wrestling

"My main feeling about leaving TNA is really disappointment. There was so much more than we could have done, especially as a tag team, and it seemed TNA never really got on board with us. Those are decisions made by people above my pay level.

A Whole New World

"I still want to work, and I look forward to getting in the ring with new guys. All the fresh match-ups that are there, and the possibilities of working with guys like the Briscoes, and ReDRagon, and Forever Hooligans, and the Young Bucks. Sometimes it's hard to find tag team wrestling, where it's the focus of the presentation, and I hope that with us being in Ring of Honor there's some focus put on us and the tag team division."

What's in Store for New Japan?

"I definitely think that going to Japan is in the works; it's just a matter of schedule … Alex Shelly and KUSHIDA of the Time Splitters. I haven't wrestled Taka Michinoku in forever. Just that entire roster – from top to bottom you look at guys like Liger and Tiger Mask, Kota Ibuschi – the current Junior Champion. Kenny Omega just returned and did the Best of the Super Juniors. Richochet is the #1 contender. Working with those guys would be outstanding."

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