Why TNA Changed 'Daniels' Name, London/TNA Money Issues?


Why TNA Changed 'Daniels' Name, London/TNA Money Issues?
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (F4WOnline.com)

TNA changing Christopher Daniels ring name to "Daniels" was simply a marketing decision. He owns the Christopher Daniels name and TNA prefers owning their performers' ring names, hence the change. While the announcers and everyone else is supposed to refer to him as "Daniels," in certain situations such as last week's episode of Impact, people who are his close friends are scripted to call him "Chris."

As reported earlier, TNA's next pay-per-view on the road will be taking place on June 21 at the Palace in Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. The Palace in Auburn Hills is one of the largest arenas in the country and can hold an audience of 23,000 for wrestling. No one in the company is delusional to think that if the show draws a mere 5,000, it won't be a success. Detroit Shock games are usually curtained, so the crowd shouldn't look too bad on television.

To follow up on reports last week regarding the dispute between Paul London and TNA, while London pulled out of some indy events over the weekend claiming a back injury, TNA sources continue to state that London pulled out of the tapings over pay. One TNA source added, "What he thought he was worth and (what) we thought he was worth were two different numbers." There was talk of bringing in some former TNA stars like Petey Williams and Sonjay Dutt to replace London, but it didn't end up happening with Williams in Japan. Samoa Joe and AJ Styles were said to be pushing to bring back Dutt.

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