WWE's SmackDown recently delivered an episode full of surprises, showcasing the much-anticipated return of the iconic Pat McAfee. Fans were already on their feet with this, but the excitement soared to new heights when Austin Theory came into the picture, only to be overshadowed by another unexpected appearance - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
As the segment unfolded, Theory faced a dual attack from both The Rock and McAfee in a sequence of events that left fans ecstatic. The behind-the-scenes story added more flavor to the surprise. Both The Rock and McAfee were in Colorado for the intense college football face-off between Colorado and Colorado State.
Before gracing the WWE ring, The Rock had made a guest appearance on McAfee’s live show at Folsom Field, Boulder. The proximity of Folsom Field to WWE's venue, Ball Arena in Denver, made these appearances logistically possible.
McAfee, in his recent "Pat McAfee Show", spilled some beans on the quick turnaround of events that day. “The journey from Boulder to Denver was quite challenging due to the heavy traffic. I reached the venue around 5:34 local time, merely 26 minutes before the show’s start at 6 pm.
The amazing part? Everything fell into place almost immediately,” exclaimed McAfee. He also did not hold back in expressing his emotions about the comeback. "Being back in the WWE universe was an absolute privilege. The warm welcome I received from everyone was overwhelming.
I'm beyond grateful for the opportunity," McAfee said with evident emotion.
Rock & McAfee: WWE's Electrifying Return
Discussing Denver's electrifying response to The Rock's return after a four-year hiatus, McAfee added, "It felt like the golden days of the Attitude Era.
Denver's crowd was already booming with energy when I walked in. But with The Rock's entry, it was sheer pandemonium!" Reacting to McAfee's heartfelt words, The Rock shared his sentiments on Twitter, reminiscing about the playful banter they shared in the ring that evening.
He tweeted, “Had an incredible time teaming up with @PatMcAfeeShow on Friday. Morning tequila shots on his show, and by night, we brought the house down in Denver. An unforgettable experience with WWE fans chanting in unison”.
In a world where SEO reigns supreme, such heart-warming moments from WWE remind fans globally why they love the sport. The recent SmackDown episode with McAfee and The Rock will undoubtedly rank among the unforgettable moments in WWE history.