Christopher Daniels Talks Never Winning The TNA Title And The One Time He Feels He Could Have

Christopher Daniels talks about never becoming the TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion.

Christopher Daniels is undoubtedly one of the names that helped build TNA Wrestling. Along with AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, America's Most Wanted, and Jeff Jarrett, Daniels had important roles to play as a singles wrestler and a tag team wrestler but he never became the TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion.

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Now, he is reflecting on why that is the case in an interview with Chris Van Vliet. Daniels says that throughout his entire career, he feels like there was only one moment where it made sense to give him the belt as opposed to going in another direction.

"There was really only one point where I thought it made better sense than what they decided to do," said Daniels. "There was a moment in time where Jeff Hardy wasn't able to go to the UK and I thought to myself, 'I had a match with him before we went to the UK and then we weren't going to have a world champion in the UK.' I thought, what if, instead, they put the belt on me and then I went to the UK, I could lose the championship in the UK and make a big moment for the gentleman who ended up becoming world champion at that time. It would have been a great moment. At the same time, I feel like they were building for Jeff to lose the belt to that particular person at that time. It was just a different idea. not to say my idea was better than that, but I could have seen it work."

Overall, Daniels says that it was simply never in the cards for him to be World Champion.

"At that point, it was already sort of written," Daniels continued. "They were going in that direction and they didn't want to change it. That's fine. I don't think there was ever a moment in TNA...there was a groundswell of support that happened for me in Ring of Honor, there was never really a moment in TNA where that happened. There was a time where I would come back and have good matches and they'd put me in the ring with someone like AJ who had the belt at the time, a lot of the time, but there was never that moment where the crowd was like, 'the crowd reaction could see me getting the belt at this time from this person,' I don't think there was ever a moment where the powers that be thought 'this is where Chris Daniels should win the belt.' That's how it is. I feel like every promotion has their idea of the best path for the championship to travel. It just happened to be away from me or around me the entire time in TNA. "

Elsewhere in the interview, Christopher Daniels says he is at the mercy of timing for a return to the ring in AEW. Learn more here.

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