Paul Heyman, a fixture of the pro wrestling entire world, claims previous two-division UFC champ Daniel Cormier was rejected by WWE brass.
It’s no mystery that Cormier is a massive WWE fan, and after he retired from MMA in August, there was some speculation that he may well do some operate for the pro wrestling organization—particularly immediately after he uncovered he was in talks with them in 2018.
“If I didn’t have this fight, I have been talking to the WWE, since they preferred me to go in and do an audition as a member of the commentary team,” Cormier instructed reporters forward of his combat with Derrick Lewis in 2018. “That was my non-public small matter. But since of the fight, I had to force it again. So there may well be some DC in WWE shit coming.”
Cormier also just lately unveiled that he was at the time once again speaking with WWE.
“Put me at the commentary table,” Cormier explained to Sports activities Illustrated just lately. “Let me contact the matches for six months and convey to you how fantastic these wrestlers are in the ring. Then, right after these six months, what if I’m sitting down subsequent to Michael Cole, and Roman (Reigns) will come more than and smacks the microphone out of my hand? But I’m an announcer. Will I strike him again?”
Regretably for Cormier, nonetheless, it doesn’t seem like WWE is interested. That’s in accordance to Heyman, who is deeply embedded in the professional wrestling industry.
“He’s retired and has almost nothing to do with his lifestyle but stay out his masturbatory fantasies about stepping into the ring with Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns,” Heyman told Ariel Helwani of ESPN (via MMA Mania). “Daniel Cormier couldn’t get a occupation in WWE as a freaking commentator and now is resigned to having Popeye’s hen from his den doing podcasts on Monday with a guy who will not even get the job done exclusively with him mainly because on Thursday’s he operates with Chael Sonnen.”
Daniel Cormier hung up his MMA gloves after an August conclusion reduction to Stipe Miocic. With that result, he fell to 1-2 in his rivalry with Miocic, possessing received the first struggle by way of to start with-round knockout, and the latter two by fourth-spherical TKO and choice.
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