Kip Sabian recently spoke with Chris Van Vliet for an in-depth interview where he revealed who helped him get his AEW contract.
“Chris Daniels. He said in an interview or to a fan in Vegas about how he put in a word for me. Daniels was really instrumental in everything that happened to me over the last few years. Prior to this, I shared a long car journey with him and he was a great guy and gave me lots of advice, tips, pointers.
“That night it was me versus Chris Ridgeway who is one of my best friends. It was me and him in the main event and we were told we could do whatever we want, you’ve got half an hour, have a great time. So we went out there and it is still one of my favorite matches to this day, it was just so much fun.
“Daniels watched the match, I didn’t even know he was going to watch it. He came back and I said ‘Hey man, do you have any tips, any advice, any feedback’ because that’s the first thing I always ask no matter who watched the match, I want feedback because it’s always good to get everyone’s opinions on that.
“He said ‘OK, I think you need to get some color in your gear’ and I was like ‘OK, sweet. Now what?’ and he was like ‘Yeah, that’s it. Get on TV.’ And I was like ‘Oh, it’s Christopher Daniels. Come on, give me some secret thing that I need so I can get to the top.'”
H/T to SportsKeeda.com for the transcriptions.