Booker T believes Daniel Cormier “knows nothing about refereeing” a huge WWE pay-per-view match.
WWE announced that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier would be the special guest referee for the Fight Pit match between Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Matt Riddle on October 8th at Extreme Rules. Cormier sent a special video message on Monday Night Raw confirming the news and letting the two competitors know he’ll be inside the cage with them.
Although Cormier’s involvement has added a bit of intrigue to the match for some fans, one person who “isn’t keen” on the addition is WWE legend Booker T. While speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T called out Cormier’s history with Riddle and said it could cause a conflict of interest. He also questioned Cormier’s lack of experience as a referee.
“I’m not too keen on this situation as far as Daniel Cormier being the special guest referee. First of all, Daniel Cormier knows nothing about refereeing.”
“I really don’t know if we can trust this guy. I don’t know what his modus operandi really truly is. We know in the past Daniel Cormier has had a problem with Riddle. So to put Daniel Cormier in the ring as Special Guest Referee in a match that Riddle is in, it is a conflict of interest right off the bat. This thing could go sour real quick.”
Rollins and Matt Riddle have feuded throughout the summer. Their rivalry intensified after Rollins referenced Riddle’s real-life divorce on television.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Booker T will be heading to NXT where he will work as a commentator alongside Vic Joseph.
H/t – Sportskeeda