Pat McAfee Issues Statement Regarding His Future With WWE

As previously reported, Wade Barrett stated that he and Michael Cole will be the permanent WWE Smackdown commentary team for the foreseeable future because Pat McAfee “has a lot on his plate” at the moment.

In response, McAfee issued the following statement to fans, along with a GIF of Steve Austin:

“A lot of wrestling chatter about me right now.. I think about wrestling everyday..that dream isn’t done. My business is currently rather active and exigent…+ baby on the way…timing is everything. I still have MASSIVE plans for my journey to the WWE HOF someday. Believe that.”

WWE announced in July 2022 that McAfee had signed a multi-year contract extension with the company.