Pat McAfee quickly established himself as one of the top voices in WWE, and has been rewarded for his efforts with a brand new contract extension.
After originally starting out in the ranks of NXT as a competitor, Pat McAfee stepped in to the void to become colour commentator on Friday Night SmackDown in April 2021, very quickly establishing a rapport with Michael Cole.
Listing his accomplishments since joining the main roster and in particular his involvement at WrestleMania 38, WWE issued an official press release confirming that McAfee would be staying with the company “for years to come”.
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE® (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Pat McAfee has signed a multiyear extension with WWE.
Since April 2021, McAfee has served as an analyst, alongside Michael Cole, for Friday Night SmackDown at 8 pm ET live each week on FOX.
The new pact will see McAfee entertaining the WWE Universe for years to come.
Earlier this year, McAfee delighted fans and lit up social media with a WrestleMania debut for the ages at AT&T Stadium in Dallas when battling Theory, Mr. McMahon, and even getting stunned by Stone Cold Steve Austin.
— WWE (@WWE) July 7, 2022
Although Pat McAfee’s in-ring appearances are few and far between, they are certainly memorable. During his time with the then black and gold brand, the former NFL star first competed against Adam Cole, and later formed a faction to compete inside the WarGames cage. He’s also made two appearances on the main roster – both on the main night at ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’ battling Theory and straight after Mr. McMahon.
Pat McAfee is next set to step inside the squared circle at SummerSlam, where he already has a contest lined up with Happy Corbin.