Pat McAfee On Almost Breaking His Wrist Running From Brock Lesnar
Pat McAfee has recalled the moment he almost broke his wrist running from Brock Lesnar just days before his big match at WrestleMania.
Pat McAfee returned to WWE screens at the Royal Rumble in a surprise to even his broadcast partners Michael Cole and Corey Graves. McAfee witnessed Brock Lesnar running roughshod at ringside after his elimination from the Rumble match and that brought back some dark memories for the former NFL star.
Speaking on The Pat McAfee Show with Michael Cole, McAfee looked back at Lesnar going wild at ringside on the SmackDown before WrestleMania where McAfee was due to compete in the ring against Austin Theory:
“That was real close. How about when he was walking back towards us? What was that all about? I almost broke my hand the Friday before WrestleMania. Broke my wrist, almost. That was when Brock was beating the f*ck out of everybody with the chair. He was walking back, I heard the countdown in my ear, we still had another 25 seconds on live air and Brock was nowhere near stopping what he was doing.”
“He had already hit 10 people with a chair, just killing people. He was walking back towards the commentary table. I’m like, ‘No, no no.’ We ran through the ring bell area, and a cord being pulled by a camera person, trips me through my shin.”
“I go down, I catch myself on the pavement. I get up, ‘Did I?’ [rolls his wrist]. Could you imagine actually f*cking with that guy? No way. He slammed those f*cking stairs like Bam Bam.”
Thankfully for McAfee, he escaped relatively unscathed from Brock Lesnar and went on to defeat Theory at WrestleMania before 38 before he lost an unlikely match to Vince McMahon.