After Wade Barrett's comments, Pat McAfee talks about the WWE's future.
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Pat McAfee, a WWE commentator and former NFL player, has confirmed that his pro wrestling career is far from over. McAfee made a surprise return at the Royal Rumble in January 2023 after taking a break from WWE work in September 2022 to work on ESPN's College GameDay show.
However, since then, he has not appeared on Smackdown, leading to speculation regarding his future with WWE. In a recent interview with The Daily Star, WWE commentator Wade Barrett said that McAfee will always be a friend of WWE but that he has a lot on his plate right now.
Barrett also said he is "as permanent as you can ever be in a role in WWE" when he calls SmackDown with Michael Cole weekly. McAfee clarified the situation on Twitter in response to rumors about his future with the company.
A ton of wrestling is chattering about me now: I contemplate wrestling daily. That dream still needs to be finished. With a baby on the way and my business being quite active and demanding right now, timing is everything. I still have enormous plans for getting to the WWE Hall of Fame one day.
"It's true," he wrote. According to McAfee's statement, he continues to have aspirations of doing great things in professional wrestling. He hasn't given up on his dream of being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame one day, even though he has been busy with other projects like his sports media company, McAfee & Hawk Sports, and becoming a father.
WWE Career of Pat McAfee: From avid fan to wrestler and commentator
As a lifelong fan of professional wrestling, McAfee's love for the sport is well-documented. He made his WWE debut in 2019 as a commentator for NXT. His passionate commentary and distinctive style quickly made him a fan favorite.
He likewise had a brief spell as a grappler and was engaged in several storylines on NXT. McAfee extended his commitment to WWE by signing a multi-year contract extension with the company in July 2022. In the coming years, McAfee's vibrant personality and infectious energy will likely be seen more frequently, whether on the commentary desk or in the ring.