It was a big weekend for UFC “Champ Champ” Daniel Cormier. “DC” successfully defended his heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 230 from Madison Square Garden. He picked up a second-round submission win over Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Prior to accepting the fight with Lewis, Cormier actually had a WWE commentary tryout scheduled. FOX reportedly wants to keep “DC” to work on SmackDown Live after the UFC departs to ESPN next year.
The feeling is that Cormier would give SmackDown Live more of a sporty vibe. Cormier spoke about this in a recent appearance on “Busted Open Radio.” He was also asked about the possibility of actually wrestling for WWE if the opportunity arose. Here’s what he had to say:
“I will be 40 years old come March of 2019. [In response to Undertaker and Triple H being over 40 and wrestling] Again, they did this when they were younger, I don’t know the game, or take bumps and learned to do all of that.
“Am I saying that it is out of the realm of possibilities to do a one-off here and there? I would be into it, but I’d be more of a protector of the announce table going forward,” said Cormier.
“I think people misunderstand how tough it is to do the job. They misunderstand the amount of damage your bodies take on a day-to-day basis.
“They see you on Mondays or Sundays once a month, but they don’t see the Tuesday house shows, the Thursday house show or Saturday house show, the travel. I don’t think people understand the true toughness of a WWE superstar.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions