Pat McAfee Heading To ESPN In Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Pat McAfee

Pat McAfee may not be seen or heard in WWE anytime soon as he heads elsewhere for a new opportunity.

The last time anyone saw Pat McAfee in a WWE capacity was on night one of WrestleMania 39. On that night, he ended up being The Miz’s surprise opponent in an impromptu match that went under four minutes long.

After that appearance, it was presumed that McAfee would have some other involvement in WWE’s upcoming big shows and storylines. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case according to a report by Fightful.

Per the report, McAfee signed a deal with ESPN that will see him on that company’s main shows, special programs available on ESPN+, and also on YouTube-exclusive shows.

It was also noted that this was a multimillion dollar effort on ESPN’s part to get McAfee to sign.

Pat McAfee noted that his own show will remain unchanged, but his WWE role remains uncertain. He signed a multi-year deal with WWE in 2022 to continue announcing, but stopped doing so soon afterwards to concentrate on ESPN College Gameplay.

McAfee’s own show, which is posted to YouTube regularly, has included many influential people in WWE, including Michael Cole, Brock Lesnar, and Vince McMahon.