Now that he's officially retired from MMA, Daniel Cormier could finally make his way to WWE.
Cormier to WWE teases date back to before WWE joined Fox when it was reported he had an offer to be part of WWE Backstage. But Cormier remained active inside the octagon until a UFC 252 loss to Stipe Miocic.
Now, Cormier is back talking to WWE.
“We’ve been talking,” Cormier told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. “We’ve spoken to some of the people over there in very, very early conversations. WWE is a company I’ve watched and loved my entire life."
Cormier also has a role and potential storyline picked out for himself as well.
"Put me at the commentary table. Let me call the matches for six months and tell you how great these wrestlers are in the ring. I would love that, and I wouldn’t be faking it. WWE is something I’ve loved my entire life. Then, after those six months, what if I’m sitting next to Michael Cole, and Roman comes over and smacks the microphone out of my hand? But I’m an announcer. Will I hit him back? Then you’re asking if this will happen or not. That’s what I want, that slow build, the type of story you want to see, and your heart feels like it’s going to explode while you’re waiting for it. Give me the slow build, let it simmer," he said.
Cormier noted in the interview that he has not really watched AEW, but is happy they are doing well.
WWE signed Cormier's friend and teammate Cain Velasquez in October 2019, but he wrestled just one televised match for the company, facing Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel. Cormier previously revealed that he was supposed to be part of the press conference between Velasquez and Lesnar.