Shock Brock Lesnar WWE Opponent Revealed?

Shock Brock Lesnar WWE Opponent Revealed? WWE

News has emerged that may reveal Brock Lesnar’s next WWE opponent.

Former professional mixed martial artist and present commentator Daniel Cormier could be the next in line to take on Brock Lesnar.

Cormier is apparently a big fan of WWE, especially of Seth Rollins, and his name is frequently on the lips of WWE creative.

It was announced over the weekend that Cormier will actually serve as the special guest referee for the Fight Pit match between Rollins and Matt Riddle at Extreme Rules on October 8.

Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said:

“His name has been mentioned many times as potentially being a commentator on SmackDown. FOX loves him from when he did the UFCs. But he’s with ESPN so it becomes kind of tricky, although you could get that done. But they have McAfee and McAfee’s their guy, and I think they see McAfee as a bigger celebrity than Cormier.”

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McAfee has of course taken a hiatus from WWE commentary for a role in college football commentary, potentially leaving a spot to be filled at the announcer’s desk.

Daniel Cormier is said to have wanted to be involved in WWE for a long time. Meltzer continued:

“He’s always wanted to do something (with WWE) so he’s gonna get his chance to do it.

“I think a lot of people know that originally, he wanted to do pro-wrestling. There’s people who are speculating maybe he and Brock do their match. I don’t know. I think if he wants to do pro-wrestling at this stage of his life, and my gut is that… I don’t know. I don’t think he wants to. I haven’t talked to him about this in so long, years.”

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Cormier previously competed in the Olympics in 2004, where he made 4th place and is said to have attended a TNA taping around this time. Meltzer explained:

“There was a time, this is probably 2004, before the 2004 Olympics, where the US Olympic team went to a TNA taping, probably in Orlando. And Cormier, he would talk to everyone there, and everyone liked him. And Cormier was like, ‘After the Olympics, I wanna do this’. Him and there was another guy too, I forgot who it was, but there were two guys, Cormier’s the name I remember, who basically told TNA, ‘After the Olympics we wanna do pro-wrestling.

“What happened was Cormier took 4th in the Olympics, so he didn’t medal. And he wanted a medal really bad, so he stayed till 2008. And then after 2008 where he (had a) weight loss issue and he didn’t make weight and couldn’t wrestle at the Olympics. At that point MMA had gotten big and he went into MMA instead of pro-wrestling, and had a very great MMA career.”

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Discussing ways that Cormier could debut, Meltzer noted how other MMA stars, like Ken Shamrock, were introduced, explaining:

“Very, very often when you do this, it’s to set up… Ken Shamrock did that, started as a referee for the Bret Hart and Steve Austin match, and then you transition into wrestling. Daniel will never go full-time, I’m sure he will never do full time WWE wrestling, but would he do a match at WrestleMania? I could see it. Would he do it with Lesnar? I could see it. He’s a big wrestling fan, he might wanna do it.”

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Brock Lesnar was last seen in the Last Man Standing match which he lost against Roman Reigns at SummerSlam.

If this booking takes places, Daniel Cormier could be quite the formidable opponent for Brock Lesnar.

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1 year ago by Laura Cude



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