Former UFC World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier was in the news this week after saying that he is in very early talks about a role in WWE. Cormier expressed interest in being part of the broadcasting team but he is open to getting in the wrestling ring as well.
On the latest “Hall Of Fame” podcast, Booker T gave his opinion on Daniel Cormier wanting to come to WWE:
“These guys are wanting to come in and already they want to book their own matches. They want to book their own angles. That’s the difference between wrestling and MMA. Come on, how are you going to book your own angle with Brock Lesner? (he laughs). I’m not hating on D.C. or anything. But this is exactly the kind of guy I’m talking about, looking and running to go find a check (he laughs). Looking to try to relive his glory days. Look at what happened to Cain Velasquez. In and out. Here today, gone tomorrow like a flash in the pan. Let’s bring him (Cormier) and let’s see if he can work. Let’s do that first. He’s already on social media booking his own angle with Roman Reigns opposed to just staying in his lane and if something like that happens, it happens. That’s what I’m talking about. You have to know how to make it in the locker room before you ever have a chance of making it in the ring. All the accolades that he brings in from the fighting game, they are definitely worthy of him being in the commentary booth and being able to talk over what we do. If you’re going to come in, perhaps learn the protocol first and foremost. Me, if I walked into a MMA facility around those guys, I’m going to act a certain way because I don’t know the landscape. If I think I know the landscape before I get there, I can run into some trouble before I even get there. Can you imagine Cormier running the ropes? Look man, I’m just playing. If he wants to come to my school and train and be serious about this, I’ll put him through it. I’ll teach him everything he needs to know.”
Nothing is in writing for Cormier but all signs point to him making a deal at some point. The Cormier-WWE talk has been going on for a couple of years but now that he’s retired from MMA, he is clear to whatever he wants.