In an interview with What Culture Wrestling, Daniel Garcia explained how he shifted to become a sports entertainer. After seeing a speaking gig for The Jericho Appreciation Society on Facebook. Daniel decided that this was a place where he could make money. Daniel feels his looks are perfect for the roles he is playing, which also fit into the idea of being a sports entertainer. He said:
There’s a big difference between pro wrestlers and sports entertainers, I think I just fit the mold of a sports entertainer perfectly.
I am charismatic, I think I am pretty handsome, I am a good-looking guy, I think I fit the role of a sports entertainer perfectly. I feel like I am one of the only sports entertainers on the AEW roster.
Same thing with Chris Jericho, I think he’s really taken me under his wing. He is teaching me how to excel at being a sports entertainer because that’s where you make money. That’s where you become rich, that’s where you become one of the greatest of all time. Chris Jericho is going to teach me how to do that.
Daniel Garcia believes that Eddie Guerrero is the blueprint for someone who can be an entertainer and a legitimate wrestler. Moreover, Guerrero is the model for wrestlers that do both roles, just as Eddie did throughout his career.
You can be a legit wrestler, and still be a sports entertainer. Any style can be sports entertaining. Eddie Guerrero, an incredible in-ring wrestler, a greats sports entertainer. I feel like that is the mold that is the blueprint of being what a great professional wrestler is, and a great sports entertainer.
Daniel Garcia has been highly critical of not being able to officially work with Bryan Danielson. He’s also said that he doesn’t want to be a better wrestler. His goal is to become a great sports entertainer, which is what Chris Jericho is teaching him.
Daniel Garcia said:
The Bryan Danielson thing was cool. In every interview I saw with him he talked about how he wanted to be in a group with me. How he wanted to take me under his wing.
But then the Jericho thing came about, and I wanted to learn how to be a sports entertainer. I didn’t want to learn how to be a good wrestler, because I am already a good wrestler. I’m already a good wrestler, but now I need to become a great sports entertainer. That’s what Chris Jericho is going to teach me how to do.