During an interview on Talk is Jericho, Christopher Daniels revealed that in leaving ROH there were plans for him to hang up his boots and transition to a role outside the ring.
“When we started, this was before any idea of AEW. For 10 1/2 months of it, there was no possibility that we’d go anywhere else. When we pitched the idea, the original idea was that it might be my transition out of the ring,” revealed Daniels.
“My idea in January 2018 was Frankie and Sky would be there, I wouldn’t get my contract renewed, and I would return as whatever the authority figure was going to be. I thought, ‘I’ll be 49, that’s a good number to transition out of the ring.’ Now, I am 49, and I realize, ‘I don’t want to get out of the ring.'”