UFC legend Daniel Cormier admits he was “nervous” before stepping out to referee the WWE Extreme Rules main event.
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins and Matt Riddle battled inside the Fight Pit at Extreme Rules with UFC legend Daniel Cormier officiating the match making sure there was a definitive winner. The former UFC champion raised Riddle’s arm in victory after witnessing a gruelling battle between both Raw superstars.
Speaking on ESPN MMA’s DC&RC Show, Cormier discussed his experience at Extreme Rules and mentioned how he felt nervous before stepping through the curtain.
“I was in the back and I was nervous, because obviously you know the outcome, I started forgetting the match, I was like oh my goodness. I forgot the [ending], I was so nervous bro, but once I walked out there bro, it was so fun!
The energy of the crowd, is like second to none… Then I got fans heckling me, they calling me Carl Winslow in there, they messing with me, they said DC, climb up the cage. I’m standing on the bottom saying I’m not going up there with these dudes, they’re up there actually wrestling on that little ledge bro, I was like this is crazy.”
Rollins rebounded from his loss at Extreme Rules the following night on Raw. He defeated the All-Mighty Bobby Lashley to capture his second United States Championship. Rollins was aided by a returning Brock Lesnar who attacked Lashley before the match began.