Pat McAfee made his NXT debut against Adam Cole as he was engaged in feud with Cole back in 2020. The two had some solid matches against one another and after a hiatus from WWE television, Pat McAfee made his way to Friday Night Smackdown as part of the commentary team.

The two clearly have a lot of disdain for each other and it is unlikely to ever change. Despite this, Adam Cole still has respect for Pat McAfee’s ability as he has seen it first-hand.

Pat McAfee competed against Austin Theory at WrestleMania 38 Night 2. McAfee impressed fans with his excellent athleticism and in-ring psychology. He even ended up defeating Austin Theory.

While speaking to Stephanie Chase, Adam Cole was asked about Pat McAfee’s WrestleMania 38 performance. Cole said that McAfee is still a terrible person, but he also gave huge props to McAfee for his performance.


“As a person, he’s a dirtbag, can’t stand him, but if I look objectively and talk about how much potential he has, Pat McAfee blows my mind. He is so athletically gifted. As far as the wrestling part, he’s done great. Everyone knows he can talk for hours and is super compelling and interesting. Pat knocked it out of the park, he did an amazing job. As far as potential of where he can go and what he can do in the pro wrestling industry, I think he can go as far as he wants to, seriously. To me, it was one of the highlights of the entire weekend, Pat’s match. He’s a terrible person, but a lot of potential.”

Even Kurt Angle was genuinely surprised by Pat McAfee’s performance at WrestleMania 38. Pat McAfee impressed many with his performance and that is what matters now.

h/t Fightful

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