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Daniel Cormier on Being Nervous Before WWE Extreme Rules Match, Fans Calling Him ‘Carl Winslow’

October 12, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Daniel Cormier WWE Raw Image Credit: WWE

– During today’s DC & RC show, UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier discussed his WWE debut at last Saturday’s Extreme Rules event. Cormier served as the special guest referee in the Fight Pit match between Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle. Below are some highlights (via Fightful):

Daniel Cormier on being nervous before the match: “I was in the back and I was nervous. Obviously, you know the outcome, but I started forgetting the match. ‘Oh my goodness, I forgot the end.’ I kept having to ask questions. I was so nervous. Once I walked out there, it was so fun. The energy of the crowd is second to none. I fought in front of bigger crowds than I was in front of last weekend, but it’s a shoot. I’m going to just fight and it’s going to be what it’s going to be. To remember all the points of what you’re supposed to do in the match, it was amazing.”

On how the fans heckled him and called him Carl Winslow: “I got fans heckling me, they’re calling me Carl Winslow. They’re messing with me. They said, ‘DC, climb up the cage.’ I’m standing at the bottom, I’m not going up there with these dudes. They are up there wrestling on that little ledge. When Riddle jumped off the top, I couldn’t believe that I was actually in that moment. Then Bray Wyatt returned. We were the closer to a massive moment. My favorite part was, I got to essentially be Herb Dean. I got a little physical, I threw Riddle down, I hemmed up Rollins with the ol’ cop arm. I was having the time of my life.”

Riddle won the Fight Pit match that was officiated by Cormier last Saturday. It headlined the event.