Pro Wrestler Christopher Daniels on His Favorite Marvel Comics
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In his long and illustrious history dating back to the 1990s as one of the world’s foremost professional wrestlers, “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels has been both a villain and a hero, but his reading habits as a youth influenced his darker roles.
"I think that the characterizations of the villains of Marvel, specifically Magneto, helped me try and find reasoning behind the things I would do when I portrayed a bad guy on TV,” Daniels reasons. “Magneto had a worldview that made sense from a certain perspective, and it made him more complex than the average baddie.”
A few months following his debut as a Marvel writer in his own right and in advance of uniting with his So Cal Uncensored brethren Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky for a six-man tag at Double or Nothing, the inaugural event for All Elite Wrestling on Saturday, we picked Daniels’ brain in regards to a couple other teams supreme: the powerhouse X-Men line-up of the '80s as well as the creative combination of Chris Claremont and John Byrne.