Pat McAfee became a big name in the world of the NFL before making his way to WWE. Fans had no idea just how integral McAfee would become in the company during his tenure there. After a long time, Pat McAfee returned on Smackdown last week and had a segment with The Rock.
Pat McAfee made his return on last week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, where he was confronted by Austin Theory. It was then followed by The Rock returning after almost four years and laying the Smackdown on Theory.
The segment ended with Pat McAfee hitting a People’s Elbow on Austin Theory as well. While speaking on the newest edition of The Pat McAfee Show, Pat McAfee stated that the appearance ‘came together real quick.’
‘Hey, you wanna go down SmackDown? Open the show and then be in the ring with The Rock whenever he does his thing?’ ‘Uh, I guess, yeah.’ Got there 5:34 local time, because traffic from Boulder to Denver was not great. Show starts 6 local time. So, a lot of people talk about, ‘How long did everything come together?’ It’s like, real quick. We’re talking everything came together real, real quick. What an honor to be back there honestly.
Absolute honor to be back. Great to see everybody. I thank them mightley for the opportunity to do that and then this pop (for The Rock) right here… That’s Attitude Era, that’s way back in the day. The Rock hadn’t been back in four years and this crowd was loud to begin with.
When I went out there, I heard it. I was like, oh, this is a louder crowd than it normally is and then all of a sudden, not only is it an active and loud crowd, then you got the, ‘If ya!’ With his social media guy going through the background and a great shot right there. What a night dude. I’m so thankful that I was even asked to be a part of that. It was so cool to see everybody though, you know? And then watching The Rock just in there. You watch his face when I said, ‘It’s a two-hour show’ and he looks at me, ‘The Rock knows it’s a two-hour show…’ That was amazing (being part of the Cena-Rock segment).
They were like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna have you guys walk out here.’ This is literally on our way out. They’re like, ‘Can we get a shot of you guys walking out? And then obviously, we’ll have Cena in there as well.’ I was like, ‘You don’t need to have me in here… Listen, I understand the game here. There is no reason for me to be here. I appreciate it.’ They’re like, ‘No, no, need you there.’ Okay, you said it and then just, ‘Yeah, absolutely.’ So then I’m standing there just like everybody else watching these two. I’m like, are these two about to set up for a WrestleMania run right now? I didn’t know if it was about to be a work or not, then obviously, ‘I see you smiling.’ The whole thing, it was cool. It was electrifying.
They told me to stay in the ring, like, ‘Stay in the ring the whole time.’ I’m like, ‘I don’t think I should be in there. We got a thing happening here.’ ‘Stay in the ring and then after, we’ll potentially work a little bit’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, so am I punting? What am I doing? A leg drop? What am I doing? ‘People’s Elbow.’ ‘Oh, okay. I’m doing a People’s Elbow. Alright, sweet.’ So everything’s being told to me and I’m like, ‘Oh, okay. Is that good?’ ‘Yeah,’ and once again, don’t have to happen though. Every time they pitch something, I’m like, ‘All good…’ Thank you for all of that.
We will have to wait and see when Pat McAfee will make his return to WWE television once again, as fans certainly enjoyed seeing him share the ring with The Rock on Smackdown.
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