Pat McAfee is on a rollercoaster of emotions and there’s no denying that. The former NFL punter squared off against both Austin Theory and Vince McMahon in singles competition at WrestleMania 38 Sunday.
The SmackDown commentator talked about his Mania experience on a recent episode of The Pat McAfee Show. McAfee revealed he had no idea that the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders would accompany him to the ring for his entrance.
“The f-cking Cowboy’s cheerleaders were out there. Didn’t know that was happening. That’s awesome. So then I go out and I’m like, by the way, thank you, Jack White, man. Shout out to the white stripes kind of letting that one play. You know, I guess that’s not an easy task for, so shout out to WWE also making that happen.
“But I walked out there. As soon as I walked out there, I like, looked around. I’m like, ‘holy f-ck’. What, because in your mind, I’ve done that, right? In my mind, I’ve done my wrestling entrance in my head. I’ve come through the curtain in my head like, literally, I said it yesterday, probably 10,000,000 times.
“There was a time in my life where every time I walked through a door, I acted as if I was walking into an arena full of people or whatever. So you think about this entire moment forever and ever and as you’re walking out there it’s like, ‘well what the f-ck am I supposed to do with my hands’.”
McAfee defeated Austin Theory in a fun match, but lost to the boss in an impromptu match – thanks to repeated interferences from McMahon’s future WWE megastar. He also took a stunner from “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
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