Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will appear at the WWE Premium live event Extreme Rules on October 8th. Ariel Helwani, who was the first to break the news, reports that Cormier will be the guest referee for the fight pit match between Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins.
“Breaking: Daniel Cormier will be the guest referee for the fight pit match between Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins this coming Saturday at WWE’s Extreme Rules in Philly. October 8th. No seriously. It’s really happening. October 8th. Unbelievable,” tweeted Helwani Saturday night.
WWE also commented on the report via Twitter.
In one of his last “NXT” matches before moving up to the main roster, Riddle faced Timothy Thatcher in a Fight Pit match on the May 27, 2020 edition of “NXT.” WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle served as the guest referee. The Fight Pit match did not end well for Riddle, who lost when Thatcher knocked him unconscious with a rear-naked choke. In past interviews, Riddle has called his match with Thatcher one of his “most memorable.”
Other matches scheduled for Extreme Rules 2022 include Drew McIntyre vs. Karrion Kross in a strap match, Edge vs. Finn Balor in an “I Quit” match, and a six-man tag team match at The Good Old Fashioned Donnybrook between The Brawling Brutes and Imperium. SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan and Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will also defend their titles at Extreme Rules.