Pat McAfee Critiques Debut SmackDown Performance: ‘I Think I Stunk’

Pat McAfee critiqued his debut efficiency because the analyst for Friday Evening SmackDown on his present in the present day and stated there’s room for enchancment.

McAfee started the section of the Pat McAfee Present by suggesting that he was thrown in on the deep finish.

“There was no actual sit-down like ‘hey, you’ll be able to count on this and this.’ I had no clue what was going to occur all evening. No clue. I do consider that’s the plan going ahead, to simply maintain me out of the blue. If that’s the case, I had an absolute blast,” McAfee stated.

The previous NFL participant then graded his personal efficiency.

“I don’t assume I used to be wherever close to what I can get to as a commentator for skilled wrestling,” he stated. “I used a number of phrases again and again. I used to be scared to have an excessive amount of bass in my voice as a result of I didn’t need folks to assume I used to be making an attempt to dominate the calls. Typically I sounded too tender. The standing — my pure intuition is to face when one thing occurs. I assume lots of people didn’t take pleasure in that. I admire that as a result of that was doubtlessly one thing that might get me into some shit,” he continued. “The clip of us coming again to the 2 shot of me standing and [Cole] sitting and me being caught in a state of affairs the place I’m like, ‘I don’t know if I ought to stand or sit proper now. That was an ad-libbed second that pops up and is unbelievable. I had a blast. I feel I stunk, however I’ve an opportunity to get higher. I loved it and am very grateful to all of the folks in WWE and to anyone that tuned in.”

McAfee’s new position at WWE was introduced on Friday morning — mere hours earlier than SmackDown went dwell.

“For so long as I can keep in mind WWE has been an organization that I’ve admired, each for its unbelievable endurance of making riveting leisure and for its potential to attach folks everywhere in the globe,” McAfee stated of his new gig. “I’ve been lucky to attempt a number of cool professions however working for WWE was the one I regarded ahead to most. I’m extremely honored and grateful for the possibility to present again to the enterprise that has given me and lots of others a lot and having the chance to sit down on the identical desk that legends have graced is really a dream come true. Now let’s go get it.”

As you might recall, McAfee had a stint in NXT as each an announcer and an in-ring performer. On Friday’s SmackDown, Michael Cole referred to McAfee as a “former NXT Famous person.”

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