The world of professional wrestling is rife with stories of missed opportunities and unexplored potential, and one such tale revolves around AEW star Christopher Daniels. The former WWE head writer, Vince Russo, recently shared insights about Daniels being considered for a pivotal role in the Higher Power storyline within WWE. Russo’s revelation sheds light on an intriguing episode of wrestling history and the challenges that come with working in the industry.
Back in the 1990s, WWE was contemplating the introduction of the Higher Power character as part of The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness. Christopher Daniels was among the names considered for this role. However, as Russo disclosed in January 2022, Vince McMahon ultimately declined Daniels, a decision Russo now views as a fortunate twist of fate, believing that Daniels would have faced eventual dismissal from the company.
While acknowledging Christopher Daniels as a great human being, Russo candidly confessed that collaborating with him was a unique and not always positive experience. The former head writer’s straightforward comments about Daniels add a layer of complexity to the narrative surrounding this AEW star.
“Because you didn’t have to work with him, so you interviewed him, bro, and that’s great. He was a cool dude, but you never worked with him, because he was a pain in the a** to work with. He was a pain in the backside to work with, and, in a way, he is lucky that he didn’t get that spot because, in two weeks, Vince would have gotten rid of him anyway,” Vince Russo candidly remarked.
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Russo further elaborated on his initial interest in having Christopher Daniels portray the Higher Power in WWE, stemming from the wrestler’s exceptional work on the independent circuit. Daniels, known as the “Fallen Angel,” was swiftly gaining momentum, and his name was echoing loudly outside WWE’s confines. However, Vince McMahon’s verdict came as a stark contrast to Russo’s enthusiasm, as he was unconvinced, primarily due to concerns about Daniels’ size.
“I didn’t know that. That was the first time I ever would have been working with him. That was the first time. He was red-hot on the independent scene, and he had this Fallen Angel gimmick. There were a lot of things there. So I am like, ‘Shoot, everybody is talking about this guy.’ But Vince saw his size and was like, ‘No way,'” Russo reflected.
In a separate statement, Vince Russo also extended appreciation to Vince McMahon for a particular aspect of his tenure with WWE.
The world of professional wrestling is no stranger to missed opportunities and untapped potential, and a recent revelation by former WWE head writer Vince Russo has shed light on an interesting chapter in wrestling history involving AEW star Christopher Daniels. In the late 1990s, WWE was contemplating introducing the Higher Power character as part of The Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness storyline.
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Christopher Daniels was considered for this role, but Vince McMahon ultimately declined, a decision Russo now views as a fortunate twist of fate, believing that Daniels might have faced eventual dismissal from the company. Russo candidly admitted that while Daniels is a great human being, working with him was a unique and not always positive experience, emphasizing that he was a challenge to work with.
Vince Russo also highlighted his initial interest in Daniels for the role, driven by the wrestler’s outstanding work on the independent circuit and his “Fallen Angel” gimmick, which was gaining momentum. However, Vince McMahon’s rejection of Daniels was mainly due to concerns about his size. This revelation adds an intriguing layer to the narrative surrounding Christopher Daniels, showcasing the complexities of the wrestling industry and the opportunities that can be missed or embraced.