Q: It's funny: You can go to youtube and see your WWE Velocity match with John Cena. How do you reflect on that bout and did you have any inkling that in four years you would be the industry's top independent wrestler and he would be WWE's top star?
Danielson: "At the time, we didn't even know we were going to have the match. It kept getting canceled. About 10 or 15 minutes before that [Velocity] show was supposed to go on the air, someone said, 'Hey, can you guys wrestle?' I don't really remember the match but I do remember at the time the payday was cool.
Q: Why have you decided to remain with ROH and tour Japan rather than try to land with WWE or TNA?
Danielson: "One of the big things people don't understand is for a lot of WWE guys on TV who aren't on all the pay-per-views and working the undercards, I make more money than them in Ring of Honor and doing Japan. Plus, I'm not really in wrestling to make tons of money. I do it because it's fun with the added benefit of getting good money. It's not like I'll never consider going to WWE but more like I really enjoy what I'm doing. There's no reason for me to change, I really respect what Ring of Honor is doing with a company where I know the boss. We talk all the time and have a personal relationship. It's a totally different atmosphere than WWE where you're dealing with politics and all those things."