TNA star Christopher Daniels explains the origins of "Bad Influence," what he would be doing if he wasn't wrestling, and what he tells his kids about what he does

Posted in: TNA News, Interview Highlights
Oct 16, 2013 - 01:50 PM

TNA star Christopher Daniels spoke with the Miami Herald as hype for this weekend's Bound for Glory PPV. You can read the full article at Among the highlights:

Where the name "Bad Influence" came from: "“Frankie always liked the name, and I thought it fit with what was going on with us at the time. So we started calling ourselves that before the company did. We are the ‘Bad Influence’ of TNA. We decided that’s who we are, and we kept pushing it and pushing it, and finally everybody [in TNA] hopped on board with it."

Where he would be if not in wrestling: "I’d probably be running a comic book store somewhere. I was working at a comic book shop before I got into pro wrestling, making a little extra cash and getting comic books for free. Who knows? That may be in my future."

What he tells his kids about what he does: "I’ve explained a few things to them. They know I’m playing a bad guy on TV, but I’m not really a bad guy, and they know what I do is not something they should be doing at school on the playground. They understand dad’s doing a job, and it’s entertainment. So it’s easy for them to watch dad get thrown around, booed and goof off like I do. I tell them dad likes getting the thumbs down from everybody, and they know dad doesn’t need to be liked to be successful, but they do wonder why I lose all the time. 'Dad, when are you going to win?' 'I’m not sure yet kids. We’ll keep trying.'"

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