Christopher Daniels on why he never signed with WWE
“They weren’t buying what I was selling, and I get that. You look at the way the light heavyweight division was emphasized or how little it was emphasized at the time. You know, it’s all about timing. Like when I was available and ready to go, there wasn’t really a space for guys like me.
They were struggling with just to have Taka and like, and Aguila. And some of the other guys that were smaller stature. Those guys would, every once in a while, be on television. So they weren’t like, added to that. Then all of a sudden in 2010, all of a sudden they were like, ‘hey, let’s get smaller guys and give those opportunities.’ By that time I was sort of either filmy entrenched with either TNA or Ring of Honor. So, there wasn’t really a moment where I was free and clear.”
source: Wrestling Inc.