Pat McAfee debuted on Friday Night SmackDown last week. A lot of fans enjoyed his brand and what he brought to the show. McAfee things that he stunk up the joint.
While speaking on his nationally broadcasted radio show, McAfee opened up about his first night alongside Michael Cole. He said that there was no clue given as to what was going to happen that night. He went with his natural instinct when it came to sitting and standing.
In the end, McAfee thinks that he stunk, but that leaves plenty of room for improvement.
“I had no clue what was going to happen all night. No clue. I do believe that is the plan going forward, to just keep me out of the blue. If so, I had an absolute blast. I do not think I was anywhere near what I can get to as a commentator for professional wrestling. I used a lot of words over and over. I was scared to have too much bass in my voice because I didn’t want people to think I was trying to dominate the call, but sometimes I sounded too soft. The standing, my natural instinct is to stand when something happens, I guess a lot of people didn’t enjoy that. I appreciate that because that was potentially something that could get me into some sh*t.”
“A lot of people say, ‘you need to stay.’ The clip of us coming back to the two-hot of me standing and [Michael Cole] sitting and my being caught in a situation where I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I should stand or sit right now. That was an ad-libbed moment that pops up and is incredible. I had a blast. I think I stunk, but I have a chance to get better.”
It’s unclear how long WWE signed Pat McAfee for, but he seems to be having a good time. WWE reportedly plans to let McAfee be himself on screen so he continue running with the flow of things as he sees fit.