Daniel Cormier Makes First WWE Appearance, Stirs Rumors For Brock Lesnar Fight
Daniel Cormier has gotten a head start on his referee role.
During the latest WWE Monday Night RAW, the former double champion appeared during a segment between Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle. Cormier told the two to stop “yapping” and instead train hard for Saturday, where the two wrestlers will meet in a Fight Pit match at an Extreme Rules event and Cormier will serve as a guest referee.
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“We have had to watch you two whine, argue, and complain for months. We’ve had enough. Your behavior has been insane, and we are tired of the foolishness. From parking lots to arenas, you two have fought all around the world,” Cormier began.
“And for all the people lookin’ going, ‘Who is this guy?’ I’m Daniel Cormier. I am one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time. I am the double champion.
“Matt, listen, bro. We go way back. You’re a former UFC fighter, and I respect that. You’re a part of the fraternity. Seth, you know that from afar I’ve always admired you. I was there in Santa Clara when you won that first world championship, and I may have celebrated.
“But as the whole world is fed up, I, too, am fed up. Somebody told me that you two are competing in a fight pit match this Saturday at Extreme Rules. Well, I’m into that. That’s my world. I live in the cage. I love it. But one thing I do know: is there has to be a stern third man. It can’t be any ol’ referee. So you know who they called? They called your boy DC to come down and lay down the law to make sure that only one of you walk out of the Fight Pit victorious, and we put an end to this. That’s exactly what I plan to do.
“So now, it’s time to stop yappin’, train hard, train smart, and I’ll see both of you guys this Saturday in Philadelphia.”
Rollins has already defeated Riddle at the last WWE Premium Live Event, Clash At The Castle. The fight served as a buildup to Saturday, which Cormier – who has been a WWE fan – hinted at in his promo.
Riddle had a brief MMA career where he had a record of 7-3 in the UFC and 8-3 overall. He left the promotion in 2013.
Since the news of Cormier’s appearance on WWE, rumors have been brewing about a potential matchup between Cormier and WWE superstar and former UFC champion Brock Lesnar. The two never met in the UFC octagon, despite teasing a fight in 2018.