(Video) Daniel Cormier debuts in WWE as a special guest referee

On Saturday, former UFC champion Daniel Cormier made his WWE debut as a special guest referee. With more time to spend with his family and successful efforts in commentating and podcasting, Daniel Cormier is making the most of life away from the octagon.

The former Olympian has now added another achievement to his resume by making his WWE debut as a guest referee on Saturday night. In a “fight pit” match, Cormier officiated the evening’s main event between Seth Rollins and former MMA pro turned professional wrestler Matt Riddle.

Cormier has been a longstanding admirer of professional wrestling. He was pleased as he entered the ring while donning the traditional black and white stripes. During the event, Riddle displayed several impressive high-flying maneuvers, one of which was a throwback to his MMA days.


Ken Shamrock, Ronda Rousey, and Dan Severn are just a few of the MMA athletes who have successfully transitioned to professional wrestling throughout the years.

Although Cormier said that there were no firm intentions to participate in the WWE, he left up the possibility of a future bout with Brock Lesnar, a former heavyweight champion.

On his YouTube channel, Cormier added, “There’s been a lot of talk about me potentially wrestling Brock Lesnar down the line. Because the moment you’re involved in the show people start to wonder because Brock and I had that big thing back in 2018 after I beat stipe. One of the funnest thing I’ve done because I really did want to”

“Guys there is no future between Brock and I to my knowledge right now, but you never know what’s gonna happen down the line.”

On the other hand, Lesnar thinks his pay was insufficient during his time at MMA. However, he got along well with promoter Dana White.

On The Pat McAfee Show, Lesnar said: “Dana’s all right. I’ve got a lot of money from him. I probably should have got paid more, maybe.”