Huge WWE Speculation On Future Brock Lesnar Opponent

Does WWE have THIS marquee match lined up for current absentee Brock Lesnar?

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Today's Wrestling Observer Radio saw Dave Meltzer note current speculation linking Brock Lesnar with what would be a major WWE match against UFC legend Daniel Cormier.

Meltzer was speaking in the wake of last week's announcement that Cormier will be at WWE Extreme Rules 2022 this Saturday (8 October), serving as a special guest referee for Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle's Fight Pit reprisal. Pivoting from this, Meltzer reported that Cormier's name had been brought up as a potential WWE SmackDown commentator "many times", as the show's network, FOX, loved his work as a UFC broadcaster. That Daniel is contracted to ESPN makes this difficult, though.

Continuing, Meltzer noted that Cormier, a lifelong wrestling fan, has always wanted to work with WWE. He now has his chance to do it. Whether or not Cormier still desires to compete isn't known, though people have speculated on a match with Lesnar.


Cormier is a former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion. The 43-year-old retired from mixed martial arts in August 2020, doing so after a defeat to Stipe Miocic, having claimed such scalps as Anderson Silva, Dan Henderson, and former Lesnar conqueror Frank Mir during his legendary career.

Inducted into the UFC Hall of Famer earlier this year, Cormier (known as much for his personality as his fighting skills) has forged a successful broadcasting career that began while he was still active in the Octagon.


A former UFC Heavyweight Champion himself, Lesnar has not competed since his SummerSlam 2022 defeat to Roman Reigns.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.