TNA News: Christopher Daniels Talks Wrestling and Comics, Reasons for Mickie James' Absence on TV
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 11.25.2012
What wrestlers would make the best comic characters?
- Pipedream comics interviewed TNA Wrestling's Christopher Daniels who spoke about the similarities between wrestling and comics. According to Daniels: "I think that both offer the type of escapism that people are looking for in their entertainment, the type where good eventually triumphs over evil, where everything turns out good in the end. And while, the journey to that climax is happening, mood twists and turns keep an audience wanting more."
In response to which wrestlers in TNA, WWE, and Ring of Honor would make the best comic characters, Daniels stated: "Well we're all just comic book characters come to life anyway but for the sake of this particular question I'll go with the most colorful and charismatic of characters: Rey Mysterio, Brodus Clay, Sin Cara, Kane, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Curry Man and El Generico. And yours truly, of course!"
Daniels also spoke about making a comic based on his wrestling persona, reading comics on mobile and digital devices, and more.
- The Wrestling Observer reported on Mickie James' recent absence from TV. The November 12 Impact Wrestling taping in Orlando featured the television return of Mickie James after an absence of three and a half months. There were reportedly multiple reasons for her hiatus, but one was also for medical reasoning.
James' screen time was limited since the recent TNA creative shift has mainly focused on talent with etched storylines. She was removed altogether in August. In September, she aggravated a rib injury during a live event tour and decided to take some time away from the ring. During that time, she underwent surgery to remove a large benign mass. In October, James tweeted a photo of herself at the hospital after having undergone surgery, but she did not mention what the nature of the procedure was. James was said to be in great spirits the night of her return.