You never know who will pop up in WWE, and that includes people from other sports. Daniel Cormier has shown interest in getting involved with WWE. He recently admitted to very early talks with the company about becoming an announcer.
Booker T used his Hall Of Fame radio show to speak out against Daniel Cormier trying to position a match against Brock Lesnar prior to coming to WWE. DC isn’t the only one who has done that, but despite Cormier’s recent interest in commentary he remained the topic of Booker T’s conversation.
“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 Lesnar? (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.”
Daniel Cormier might end up in WWE, but talk about becoming a wrestler seems to have gone away. Now he might be interested in a commentary position, and WWE might find a good fit if they gave him a try.
The idea of Cormier possibly using a commentary role on SmackDown to further his career with Fox Sports might also be incredibly appealing.
Thanks to Wrestling News for the quote