Christopher Daniels likes seeing all wrestling promotions do well.
At the Ring of Honor 16th Anniversary, Christopher Daniels won the ROH Six Man Tag Team Championship along with Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky and that means Daniels has held every championship which Ring of Honor has to offer. He has been with the company since day one and has seen many changes. He told The Whig because Ring of Honor has grown to a national scale it has become a destination for rising talents.
"I feel like Ring of Honor has been a destination for guys that are coming up through the independent scene and for a lot of the talent, it's their first opportunity to be seen on a national scale. Talent that is coming up in professional wrestling, they look at Ring of Honor as an opportunity to sort of break through on a worldwide scale,” said Daniels.
With companies like Lucha Underground, Impact Wrestling, and NXT in WWE, Daniels says independent wrestling has benefited in an interest increase. He also said Ring of Honor has been a big part of that growth which benefits all wrestling promotions.
"I feel like pro wrestling is sort of like 'A rising tide raises all ships. I think the popularity of Ring of Honor has sort of bled into the popularity of independent wrestling and vice versa. I feel like not everybody is able to get a chance to see ROH live, but the increased desire to see pro wrestling live has sort of helped a lot of independent companies across North America sort of build their own fan bases and the more that that happens in terms of pro wrestling companies sort of gaining popularity, then all of sudden you start to see the wrestlers who are competing in these companies become more and more well known,” said Daniels.
Also in the interview, Daniels spoke about how women's wrestling in particular has benefited from a "rising tide" with WWE committing to the women's division. He also discussed how he will look back on his long career in professional wrestling and his hand in the growth of Ring of Honor.
The whole interview is available at TheWhig.com.