"The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels (real name: Daniel Christopher Covell) is a professional wrestler who made his debut in Windy City Pro Wrestling in 1993 and went on to have brief stints in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. He best known for his time in TNA and Ring of Honor, with him being one of the founding fathers of the latter promotion: the first wrestler to seriously threaten the code of honor. Among his many achievements, he is WCPW League Champion, WCPW Lightweight Champion, WCPW Middleweight Champion, WCPW Tag Team Champion, a UPW Heavyweight champion, a two time ROH Tag Team Champion, an ROH Television Champion, A WWC Tag Team Champion, a Ballpark Brawl Natural Heavyweight Champion, a 6x NWA World Tag Team Champion and a 4x TNA X-Division Championnote 3x as himself, 1x as SuicideThe Other Wiki has lots of information on his life and career
"And those are the tropes according to the Fallen Angel":
Affectionate Parody: The Prince Justice Brotherhood (Curry Man, Shark Boy and Super Eric Young) was one of Superheroes. note Prince justice was one of Abyss's old gimmicks
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 "disproved" 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: Curry Man, 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, when accusing Shark Boy of such was part of the reason why he was going to attack her in the first place.
Diabolus ex Machina: Bad Influence owes its existence to this trope. He and Kazarian hated each other and were pretty much thrown together just to make AJ Styles's life more difficult...hey, tropes are not bad.
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!
Evil Is Petty: His crusade against the code of honor while he was with the prophecy. He seemed to take some perverse pleasure from the fact that there would be no more handshaking in title matches after the stable won all the title belts.
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. Curry Man later suffered the same fate but at least had a 1/4th chance of staying hired.
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.
The underlying truth behind every installment of his feud with AJ.
He was visibly upset by the fact that prophecy stablemate Simply Luscious was dating Mr. Wrestling Steve Corino. Both because he wasn't member and because Daniels seemed to wanted to be dating her himself.
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.
In Their Own Image: His ultimate plan for Ring Of Honor was its destruction, with the Prophecy as the tool to make it happen and the blue print of what the new company he would build out of its ruins would look like.
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.
Made of Iron: He's taken some bumps that quite frankly should have killed him, especially in TNA where he's fallen on his head from above the Ultimate X. Yes, Daniels does have a bad neck from it but he maintained a high work rate despite it.
Masked Luchador: Curry Man, who competed in the Japanese masked men league, and Conquistador Dos.
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.
Power Trio: Bobby Roode joined with Bad Influence to form the Extraordinary Gentlemen's Organization. Also, Triple X with Elix Skipper and Low Ki. The Prince Justice Brotherhood with Super Eric and Shark Boy (while Curry Man)
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.
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.
Curry Bottom (side slam), Curry Cradle (Gannosuke clutch), Domo Lariato (Lariat), Hi-C (crossbody) Tokyo Dangerous (Belly to back suplex backbreaker)
Shaking the Rump: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian resolved to put some T&A back into TNA pay per views at Genesis 2013, complete with the fallen angel shaking his rump.
Slimeball: Became a notable part of his character in TNA during his Bad Influence run, with Taz constantly describing him as "shady" and "shifty".
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 smugness, so much he's formed a team for the purpose of reaffirming his own high opinion of himself.
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.
(in the Midwest indies): The International Males, with Kevin Quinn.
(in ROH): with prophecy stablemate Donovan Morgan and with Matt Sydal
(in TNA): Triple X, with Low Ki and Prime Time Elix Skipper
With Hayashi Rice Man as Curry Man
The Prince Justice Brotherhood, as Curry Man with Shark Boy and Super Eric (Young.)
with AJ Styles in many places
Bad Influence, with Kazarian. Also known as "The Addiction"
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 Curry Man 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.
While he did not win the match overall, Christopher Daniels was the first person in all of ROH to get any kind of pin fall on Low Ki, proving he was beatable. As noted, Low Ki was a frequent partner of Daniels in TNA.