Ex-WWE Talent Thrilled With Dream Job After Firing

WWE logo over blurred Kevin Patrick

While WWE might be the dream job for many people, one talent recently fired by the company is thrilled with their latest career move.

In January WWE released commentator Kevin Patrick from the company after pulling him off commentary duties. Despite the career setback, the Irish broadcaster has landed on his feet as he returns to the world of soccer.

Speaking with 700 WLW, Kevin Patrick touched on his time in WWE, noting that he has nothing but love for everyone involved with the company:

Absolutely loved my time with WWE. Nothing but love for everybody there. I’ll look back on my time there brilliantly, and I know I’ll go visit friends when WWE is in town, I’ll go say hi to everybody. I left very amicably with everybody there.

Patrick explained the most difficult part of transitioning to a pro wrestling role was figuring out where the stories lay in a match:

It was understanding the psychology of the moment and trying to figure out, okay, what’s the goal of this match? When I think about the differences or the common denominator between wrestling and soccer, storytelling is the common denominator.

Whether it’s Roman Reigns and Randy Orton or whether it’s [FC] Cincinnati and Columbus [Crew], and ‘Hell is Real’ [nickname for the I-71 rivalry in MLS], there are stories that need to be told. You need to find your level of excitement at certain moments. That crescendo can happen certainly in a pro wrestling match, and then in a soccer match.

Kevin Patrick Admits It Was Time To Move On From WWE

Patrick is now working in soccer once again after landing the role as host of MLS 360 on Apple TV and the Apple TV App and admits the job is a dream for him:

Everything about this show screams me, and I hate to say it like that because it sounds egotistical, but it’s my dream job. It’s absolutely my dream job to be bouncing around the grounds, bouncing around through the goals, bringing you all the live updates. It’s me to a tee for anyone that knows me really well. It’s what I’m all about. So it is the dream job and it’s something that was so important for me to go all in on this.

His new role calls for Patrick to keep on top of all the action in the MLS but he admits the chaos is what he enjoys and that was the same when in WWE:

That’s the best part. Chaos is fun. When it’s organized chaos, for most people in broadcasting, that’s what I love. That’s what I absolutely love. And that was the case with WWE. It will be the case with MLS 360 as well. There are always chapters in our lives and I think for me, the WWE chapter was an epic one.

I’ll always look back on it with nothing but great memories, but it was time. It was time for me personally. I knew it was time to turn the page. And with this exciting offer on the table to go all in on [MLS 360], it’s just so exciting for me.

Kevin Patrick’s departure from the company has led to WWE sticking to two-man announce booths for their shows. Michael Cole and Pat McAfee call the action on Monday Night Raw while Corey Graves has taken on the play-by-play role on SmackDown alongside Wade Barrett.

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