Daniels has won 15 championships between TNA and Ring Of Honor, including 10 tag team titles (eight in TNA, two in ROH). He is also a former World Wrestling Council tag team champ in Puerto Rico. He’s wrestled in Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom, too. Daniels had brief stints in WCW and WWF, training at Dory Funk Jr’s Funkin’ Dojo. He is known as “The King of Indies” for his work with independent promotions across the world, including Frontier Wrestling Alliance, International Wrestling Cartel and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.
Daniels received much notoriety as the Fallen Angel. He is very close with Curry Man, Suicide and even Conquistador Dos.
As for the current EGO, the Extraordinary Gentlemen’s Organization, Kazarian is again the brains behind the name. EGO is Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) and Bobby Roode. Strength in numbers.
“It’s a good pairing,” Daniels said. “Back from the days of Fortune, Frank and I had a good chemistry with Bobby, and we play well off each other. Bobby is one of the best wrestlers in the world today. I think there is a lot of opportunity and a lot of different directions the three can go to be entertaining and successful. Championships for all.”
Living near Los Angeles, Daniels and his wife, Lisa, have two kids: Jerica Ellen, 10, and Joshua Allen, who turns 8 the day after Bound for Glory.
Daniels would love to bring the belt home for his son’s birthday.
“My kids don’t watch all the time, but they make sure to watch when I’m on,” Daniels said. “They have a good time, and they understand what dad does. I’ve explained a few things to them. They know I’m playing a bad guy on TV, but I’m not really a bad guy, and they know what I do is not something they should be doing at school on the playground.
“They understand dad’s doing a job, and it’s entertainment. So it’s easy for them to watch dad get thrown around, boo’d and goof off like I do. I tell them dad likes getting the thumbs down from everybody, and they know dad doesn’t need to be liked to be successful, but they do wonder why I lose all the time. ‘Dad, when are you going to win?’ ‘I’m not sure yet kids. We’ll keep trying.’”
Dad would love to win at Bound for Glory and bring the belt home just in time for his son’s birthday.
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• It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and TNA Impact Wrestling superstar Christopher Daniels wrapped filming for Susan G. Komen Orange County.
Daniels will be appearing in Komen Orange County’s second holiday jingle video campaign, which is scheduled to debut just before Thanksgiving.
Daniels, along with several others, was asked to lend his singing voice to help raise funds for mammograms for underserved and underinsured women and men in Orange County. He spent an afternoon belting out new lyrics to the tune of “Jingle Bells” about raising money for breast health.
Pro wrestling star Brian Kendrick generously lent himself and his school, Brian Kendrick’s School of Pro Wrestling, for filming. The result was anything but ordinary.
Look for the video on YouTube and all over social media, launching mid-November.