Published on December 5th, 2018 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Ring Of Honor Wrestling’s Christopher Daniels On Working With Marvel Comics & More

With close to two dozen title reigns to his credit, Christopher Daniels has been wrestling since the early 1990s. Currently one-third of Ring Of Honor’s SCU — alongside Being The Elite favorites Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky — Daniels is one of the most respected performers of ROH, past or present.

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Christopher Daniels himself by phone about Final Battle and more. Part 2 of our chat is below, while Part 1 originated on the Sportskeeda siteMore on the legendary wrestler — who contributed to the recent Merry X-Men comic released by Marvel — can be viewed online at

Away from the ring, is there anything that you wish more people know about Christopher Daniels?

Christopher Daniels: Not really, man. I feel like people are pretty well aware of my comic book fandom, you know, how I’m a big Marvel guy. I think I’ve been pretty outspoken about the work I’m doing at Universal Studios Hollywood in the WaterWorld show, and my little burgeoning stunt career that’s going on. You know, just little things that I’m doing between the wrestling gigs.

I just recently wrote a short story for the X-Men holiday comic book that’s coming out next Wednesday, so hopefully people will pick that up and enjoy my little contribution to that. I believe it’s called Merry Xmas, so that’ll be cool. And you know hopefully I’ll get to do more writing for Marvel in the future, so we’ll see how this goes.

Is all of that happening through an agent? Or are those things that you pitched yourself?

Christopher Daniels: Actually, I was approached, I’ve got friends at Marvel Comics, and I was approached by one of the editors to contribute something if I had a good idea, and I just happened to have something come up in my brain. And they enjoyed it. So hopefully now that that door’s open I’ll be able to pitch stuff. I just, you know, sometimes you’ve got to wait for the inspiration strikes… I’ve written only a couple books, and I thought that that was all the ideas that I ever had. And hopefully you know, more’s gonna come and it’ll be something that I can sort of dabble in in the future.

So finally, any last words for the kids?

Christopher Daniels: Stay in school, no smoking, that sort of stuff. But honestly, man, I mean I’ve been very fortunate doing what I love to do for a long time, and I wouldn’t have been able to do that if I didn’t take that chance by myself. So I mean, kids coming up, especially guys that dream of a life in professional wrestling, be aware of what you’re getting into. It’s a hard job but certainly it’s not going to succeed for you if you don’t put 100 percent of yourself into it. So yeah, just do your best, put your nose to the grindstone, and you get out of it what you put into it. So good luck to all the aspiring pro wrestlers that wanna walk this wacky path that I’ve walked.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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