There's no doubting the fact that TNA is in financial disarray, so much so that the company might be for sale by the Carter family, who are tired of bleeding money. But one of the best performers on the entire roster, Christopher Daniels, is in it for the long haul, or so he says in a recent interview with The Temple News:
"I'm sorry to see some of the people who have left in the past couple months leave, but hopefully contract negotiations mean they'll have a chance to come back. All I can really count on is me trying to stay relevant on the scene from now until my contract expires in the middle of next year, not that I'm counting the clock ticking. I'm just trying to stay entertaining on television for as long as I can. Honestly, I aimed for 20 years as a career goal. Now that I have reached it, I don't see an end in sight. It's hard to believe sometimes, but I've been fortunate to avoid big injury. I've kept myself in good shape and learned how to minimize the damage done from this wacky business. It's just a matter of still having fun and doing it with a lot of my good friends."
It's interesting to note that he makes mention of his contract expiring next year and quickly follows up with reassurances that he's not counting down the days. He's likely not, considering WWE has shown time and again there isn't any interest in bringing him up to Stamford for a run with the big dogs. But if TNA goes belly up or decides he's no longer worth the investment, he could be back plying his craft in Ring of Honor, where it all started.
Here's the big question: Would that be such a bad thing at this point?
If nothing else, one of the best performers in the business today is outright telling us he's sticking around no matter what. That's not a bad thing at all.