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Wrestling: Christopher Daniels
"The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels (real name: Daniel Christopher Covell) is a professional wrestler best known for his time in TNA and Ring of Honor, with him being one of the founding fathers of the latter promotion. Among his many achievements, he is a 6x NWA World Tag Team Champion and a 4x TNA X-Division Championnote 

The Other Wiki has lots of information on his life and career


"And those are the tropes according to the Fallen Angel":

  • Acting for Two: Commentator Mike Tenay accused Christopher Daniels of trying to earn two pay checks from TNA by hiding his identity under the Suicide suit. Daniels was himself and Suicide, but only for a little while.
  • Affectionate Parody: The Prince Justice Brotherhood (Curry Man, Shark Boy and Super Eric [Young]) was one of Superheroes.
  • Altum Videtur: Said something in what sounded like Latin in MLW (Major League Wrestling) in 2003, while trying to recruit Jerry Lynn to join forces with him, Mikey Whipwreck and the Sinister Minister (James Mitchell, aka James Vandenberg).note 
  • As Himself: He shows up in Saints Row IV as the DJ for Gen X, the rock and alternative radio station.
  • Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil: Depending on whether he's playing a Face or Heel.
  • Badass Longcoat: He's been known to wear a sleeveless one of these.
  • Canon Name: His first name became this when his ring name was inexplicably reduced to just "Daniels" for his 2009-2010 run.
  • Catch Phrase: "That's the Gospel according to the Fallen Angel."
    • "You have permission to worship uuuuuuuuuuussssssss *pause* noooooooooooooow!"
  • Charlie Brown from Outta Town: During his time in TNA, Daniels was forced out of the company (kayfabe). Shortly after, a masked wrestler named "Curry Man" debuted in the promotion. Smarks knew that it was Daniels under the mask. Subverted in that nobody in the storyline ever voiced suspicion that they were the same person. Played straight after Curry Man was forced to leave the company, around the same time another masked wrestler named Suicide made his debut. After a while, it was suspected by many that Daniels was Suicide (he was, but he wasn't the original), which was even made into a minor storyline after Daniels' official return to TV. But this was eventually "disproven" when Daniels and Suicide were seen together (after Frankie Kazarian, the original Suicide prior to an injury, retook the role).
    • Back in 2000, when Edge and Christian had revived the "Conquistadores" gimmick in an attempt at getting a shot at the WWE World Tag Team Titles, Daniels and Aaron Aguilera, as "Rick" and "Sparky," were the alternate Conquistadores when E&C needed to "prove" they weren't under the masks.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Curryman, who did prevent Shark Boy from "stomping a fishing hole" in the Angelina Love but also was constantly trying to get her to agree to a date with him.
  • The Corrupter/Toxic Friend Influence: To Frankie Kazarian, apparently.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: This was the impetus for AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels to form a tag team and go after the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
  • Dynamic Entry: On the March 31st, 2011 episode of TNA, Daniels returns by rushing from the crowd, scaling the cage, and taking out all of Immortal in one move!
  • Failure Is the Only Option: When he was put in a "feast or fired" match with Senshi, stipulation being the winner would get a brief case (presumably a contract for a title shot ala money in the bank) but instead it contained a pink slip, meaning Daniels was fired from TNA anyway. Curryman later suffered the same fate but at least had a 1/4th chance of staying hired.
  • Finishing Move:
    • (as himself): Angel's Wings, Last Rites, BME (Best Moonsault Ever).
    • (as Curry Man): The Spicy Drop.
    • (as Suicide): Suicide Solution.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Formed a tag team in ROH with Matt Syndal after the two traded back to back wins and losses
  • Force Feeding: Curryman at the start of his Heroic Second Wind
  • Funny Foreigner: Curryman is billed form India
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: His black "GFY glove", which covers all his fingers except the middle finger (and the thumb, if that counts).
  • Gimmick Matches: He brought the round robin challenge to Ring of Honor.
  • A God Am I: Has claimed that the original idea for the "Fallen Angel" gimmick was "someone with a God complex, someone who thought he was God." Cited Goldust as an inspiration, claiming that he saw the reactions Goldust was generating based on sexuality so he wanted to see if he could get the same kind of reactions based on religion.
  • Green-Eyed Monster/Pride: The underlying truth behind every installment of his feud with AJ.
  • Guyliner: It certainly looks that way.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners/Ho Yay: The relationship between AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels was chock full of Ho Yay, even when they were enemies. When they were arguing over the possibility that Daniels could beat Styles, it seemed like a lover's spat that lasted for weeks. Samoa Joe acting like a jealous third party didn't help any. Keep in mind that in real life, Daniels and Styles have named their kids after each other, so this is hardly a relationship that ends when the match does.
    • Bad Influence also gives off this vibe, especially if you watch the videos they have been putting out for the #Impact365 programs.
  • Improvised Weapon: A tool box and a screw driver to try and gain an edge over Rob Van Dam following his heel turn after his second TNA run.
  • It's the Best Whatever, Ever!: BME- Best Moonsault Ever.
  • Jobber: Served as one for the WWF after getting additional training from Dory Funk Jr
  • Large Ham: Most of the time, but especially as a heel, when he enjoys diving into "Cartoon Supervillain" territory.
  • Last Name Basis: Done during his last 2010 TNA run. Even HE didn't understand why.
  • Masked Luchador: Curryman, who competed in the Japanese masked men league and Conquistador Dos
  • The Nicknamer: With Kazarian, epically.
  • Older Than He Looks: Daniels turned forty in 2011, but can still keep up with high fliers like AJ Styles and Evan Bourne.
  • Once a Season: See Charlie Brown from Outta Town above. TNA got into a weird habit of "firing" him almost once a year during a "Feast or Fired" match, and then him coming back in another persona. First Christopher Daniels, then Curry Man, then Suicide (albeit accidentally), then simply as "Daniels" (and not even he understands why). It was there that they ran out of ideas and gave up.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: See Destination X 2011, and the AJ Styles match, rivalry. Samoa Joe is not impressed.
  • Our Angels Are Different: No wings, though he flies just fine without them.
  • Parts Unknown: Sin City, The City of Angels
  • Power Stable:
  • Red Baron: The Fallen Angel.
    • Recently, The New Face of Impact Wrestling, and even more recently has ben trying his hat at handles such as The Sultan of Seduction and Simply Irresistible before finally arriving at Ring General. All self-titled, btw.
    • He's even come up with a Red Baron for Kazarian, calling him "the Physical Fascination". It hasn't caught on as well.
    • Their tag team Red Baron: "The World Tag Team Champions of the World", or #WTTCOTW. Later "(The) Bad Influence (of TNA)" when deposed of both the titles and their rematch.
    • He's recently started using "The Sexually Delicious" Christopher Daniels as a handle... also self-titled.
    • Bad Influence + Bobby Roode = The Extraordinary Gentlemen's Organization. Because "Fortune" just doesn't suffice anymore.
    • He was known as "King Of The Indies" after WCW folded up until he became a mainstay of TNA, which is not considered independent.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: His reason for returning to TNA in 2011 is to take revenge for AJ Styles being taken out by Bully Ray.
  • Sanity Slippage: Fell under this at Bound for Glory 2011, complete with Evil Laugh and Ineffectual Death Threat.
    • Now he's claiming that he just "beat" AJ Styles and Rob Van Dam after pretty much every time he interacts with them.
    • Then he drummed up a multi-faceted scam to ruin AJ's reputation and personal life in 2012 just because he couldn't beat him. Though this did work, as he managed to get a few wins on AJ and has had the year of his life.
  • Smug Snake: Each heel run he has takes him into this more than the last. His 2011-present run in particular takes the cake on this trope.
  • Spot Monkey: Averted; Daniels employs a wrestling style with many impressive spots, but manages to actually chain them together with decent wrestling, and thus avoid being tarred with the Spot Monkey brush.
  • Tag Team:
    • (in the Midwest indies): The International Males, with Kevin Quinn.
    • (in TNA): Triple X, with Low Ki and Elix Skipper
    • The Prince Justice Brotherhood, as Curry Man with Shark Boy and Super Eric (Young.)
    • with AJ Styles
    • Bad Influence, with Kazarian.
  • Take Up My Sword: Took over AJ Styles' place as leader of Fortune for a month after AJ got taken out by Bully Ray.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Inverted, as TNA progressively bills his height as taller and taller the less sarcastic he gets. Deadpan Daniels is 5'10, goofy Curryman is 6'0 and silent Suicide is 6'2.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Daniels delivered one of these to Ring Of Honor fans as a heel, right before departing the company for TNA. The whole thing got more heat on TNA as a company than Daniels himself from the ROH bots.
  • Two First Names: One of his ring names anyway.

Bo DallasTurnOfTheMillennium/Professional WrestlingBryan Danielson
Jim CornetteThe NinetiesNick Dinsmore
Bo DallasProfessional WrestlingBryan Danielson

alternative title(s): Christopher Daniels; Curry Man
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