Chuck Carroll recently interviewed Christopher Daniels for CBS Sports. Below are a couple of highlights:
Reports of WWE possibly being interested in streaming Ring of Honor on the WWE Network?
"I heard bits and pieces about that and found it interesting. I don't know if it was one of those "keep your enemies close"-type deals or trying to corner a part of the market before it has the ability to grow and come up. I don't know what their motivation is. World domination in wrestling? It seems like that's what they always want.
"Ring of Honor is doing quite well standing alone and is very popular with an incredibly loyal fan base. Who knows what will happen or can't happen. I think the mindset right now is that Ring of Honor is doing fine and growing at a rate everyone is happy with."
Dixie Carter's management style:
"That's a tough position to be in. Going back to the paranoid nature of pro wrestling, if things are bad with the company and you're upfront and transparent with the talent and you tell them the state of things, wrestlers have a tendency to overreact and freak out and spread news that isn't necessarily true. So, you don't want that or mutiny amongst your company.
"I can see wanting to keep certain things under wraps. But at the same time, if you're constantly giving your talent misinformation that's a quick way to break trust. That's the last thing you want to do with your talent, especially in pro wrestling. Without talent there is no show. You can have the best production in the world and the best writers in the world, but without the talent, there is no show. You need to find that balance about being upfront with talent on things like pay and direction of the company while still keeping information that they don't necessarily need to know at bay.
"In my time with Dixie, if you had a question and directly wanted to ask her, if she had the time to give you, she would give you an answer you would think was honest and upfront. I don't know if that's still the case.
"The company is very scaled down at this point. I don't really know the inner workings of it. I think at this point it is time to start being upfront with your talent. This current situation has to be the final speed bump. They need to get through this and get on track. You can only deal with distraction for so long. It's already put a lot of cracks in the foundation of TNA, you just don't want it to crumble at this point."
Daniels also discussed his new album, much more on TNA's problems, Sinclair investing in ROH and more. You can read the full interview by clicking here.
Source: CBS Local Sports