Christopher Daniels has discussed his role in All Elite Wrestling and how he sees his job as developing the stars of tomorrow.
Daniels is a former Ring Of Honor World Champion and is perhaps best known for his work in TNA. While there ‘The Fallen Angel’ won the X Division Championship four times.
Speaking to Aubrey Edwards and Tony Schiavone on the AEW Unrestricted podcast, Daniels was honest about his in-ring future. The 50-year-old star recognises that his career might be winding down.
“I don’t necessarily feel there is anything I want to do other than contribute, I don’t think there is a burning hunger in the wrestling world to see me wrestle anybody. I don’t know if there’s anybody going, ‘I wish Christopher Daniels would wrestle Jon Moxley on Dynamite.'”
“With the level of talent we have in AEW, there might be some fans who want to see me on Dynamite, but the honest truth is; the time to feature me as an act has sort of passed. I’m okay with that. My best efforts now are to wrestle younger guys and help them get better if I can. If that happens on Dynamite, great. If it happens on Dark, also great.”
“That’s my focus now. Wrestle guys who are under contract with us and see if I can help them not make the same mistakes I made or I see other young wrestlers make. Who can I wrestle to build up and help give them credible wins? I feel like wrestling me and beating me means something, though it seems like everyone does it these days.”
Perhaps not quite everybody picks up victories over Daniels. He and SCU tag partner Frankie Kazarian are currently the number one ranked tag team in AEW. The pair have been on a tear on AEW Dark in recent months and boast an undefeated streak stretching back to December 2020.
Daniels and Kazarian are in line for an AEW Tag Team Title match, however, they have also said that the next time they lose, the team is over.
Christopher Daniels also shared his thoughts on his time in TNA, noting some regrets from his time there.