Christopher Daniels Reveals 2018 ROH Storyline Was Supposed To End With His Retirement

Christopher Daniels details original ROH plans.

A highlight of Ring of Honor television in 2018 was the storyline involving the contract situation of SoCal Uncensored. The storyline started early in the year with Ring of Honor officials announcing that the contracts of Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky expired at the end of the year and the trio would not be re-signed. In an effort to get new contracts, SCU spent 2018 chasing gold, knowing ROH would have to re-sign their champions.

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As fans know, SCU did not re-sign with ROH, instead opting to join All Elite Wrestling. 

Appearing on Talk is Jericho, Christopher Daniels revealed that leaving ROH was never the endgame for the storyline.

"When we started, this was before any idea of AEW. For 10 1/2 months of it, there was no possibility that we'd go anywhere else. When we pitched the idea, the original idea was that it might be my transition out of the ring," revealed Daniels. "My idea in January 2018 was Frankie and Sky would be there, I wouldn't get my contract renewed, and I would return as whatever the authority figure was going to be. I thought, 'I'll be 49, that's a good number to transition out of the ring.' Now, I am 49, and I realize, 'I don't want to get out of the ring.'"

Daniels signed on to be a coach in AEW but has remained active in the ring as well. He is scheduled to face CIMA at Fyter Fest on June 29. 

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