ROH announces Patron’s debut match with the company will be against Daniels in singles competition. The match will take place on January 3rd of 2015 in Nashville, TN.
Daniels is a guest on the Steve Austin Show to discuss Ring of Honor, TNA and tag teams. Austin releases statement.
ROH’s Christopher Daniels aka Curry Man aka Fallen Angel stopped by the studio at 316 Gimmick Street! Hear about ROH’s big PPV event, Christopher’s in-ring style & philosophy, and some of his favorite tag teams including Midnight Express & Rock & Roll Express. Plus, he explains why he Shawn Michaels is his favorite wrestler of all-time.
Daniels talks to V2 Wrestling Podcast about being released from TNA, Global Force Wrestling and Vince Russo.
I never saw Vince, and the creative team never said one way or the other. They’re denying it now, but when I was backstage, Frankie and I never saw any hint that Vince was there.
Daniels talks to Wildtalkradio.com about the new direction of TNA and Montel Vontavius Porter coming to the company.
I think it’s a great time to be a TNA fan, because when you see guys like MVP come to TNA; you see guys like Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards (The Wolves) entering TNA, you just got to be happy with the possibilities, the unseen match-ups that so far haven’t been seen and you’re going to get a chance to see them.
Daniels talks about the early days of TNA:
I had a great time, man. I think that the one thing, like I said, there were guys that had never really had that opportunity, at the WWE or in WCW, to sort of, get their names known. So we were out there and they just sort of gave us that opportunity, especially with guys in the X Division. They wanted to sort of get that buzz about the company and get the word of mouth going. That was one of the things, man, guys like AJ and Low Ki and Red and Jerry Lynn and me and Elix. We were making, we were sort of the water cooler talk of wrestling.
Daniels talks to The Inside Network about CM Punk, WWE and TNA returning to Orland0.
We justgot back from doing our first tapings there in I think 8 months and they were very well received. The fans welcomed us back with open arms. We had a little different set up than we did before so there’s definitely a little freshness to it there that we didn’t have last year and I’m looking forward to seeing how the next set of tapings go in December and you know, once we settle back down to an actual soundstage that’s gonna become ours and see how it goes.
Daniels gives his thoughts on being a professional wrestler for 20 years:
I mean, we all hope that we have those long careers, he explains. But I had no idea what I’d be doing 20 years after I started, to be honest with you. I mean I hoped I’d be successful. But it starts to creep up on you, the years that you’re in it. All of a sudden you realize you’ve been in it for a good portion of your life.
Roode and Aries retain the TNA World Tag Team Championships by defeating Guerrero, Hernandez and Bad Influence in triple threat tag team action at Lockdown. Roode picks up the pinfall victory over Daniels at seventeen minutes.
Hardy defeats Daniels in singles competition on IMPACT to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Hardy picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Swanton Bomb at fourteen minutes and thirteen seconds.
Daniels defeats Storm in singles competition at Genesis to earn a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Daniels picks up the pinfall victory over Storm at thirteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Bad Influence retain the TNA Tag Team Championships by defeating Angle and Styles at No Surrender. The match comes to an end when Kazarian rolls up Styles for the pinfall victory at nineteen minutes and twenty seconds.
Bad Influence defeats Guerrero and Hernandez in tag team action on the special “Championship Thursday” edition of IMPACT to retain the Tag Team Championships. Kazarian picks up the pinfall victory over Hernandez after Daniels strikes him with a championship belt at fourteen minutes and thirty-six seconds.
Angle and Styles defeat Bad Influence at Slammiversary to become the TNA World Tag Team Champions. Angle picks up the submission victory over Kazarian by applying an ankle lock hold at fourteen minutes and twenty-five seconds.
Bad Influence defeats Joe and Magnus in tag team action at Sacrifice to become the TNA World Tag Team Champions. Daniels picks up the pinfall victory over Magnus after a double attack at ten minutes and fifty seconds.
Styles defeats Daniels in singles competition contested under “I Quit Match” rules at TNA Bound for Glory on pay-per-view. Styles picks up the victory by threatening to use a screwdriver on Daniels to make him say “I Quit” at fourteen minutes.
Noble defeats Joe, Punk and Daniels in a four way elimination match to become the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion. Noble winning the championship prevents Punk from taking the title to WWE with him as he’d teased for weeks.
Daniels gives his thoughts about debuting in WCW:
This is my opportunity. I hope I get a fair shake, an opportunity to perform at my best on television and go from there. Right now, I think they are in the position where they will give guys an opportunity to shine. I think they’re trying anything they can do to offset the differential in ratings. I think right now, it’s a great time to be in WCW. If you’re a young talent, you’re more likely to get an opportunity than you would in the WWF, because they’ve got proven talent that they put on television night in and night out.