WWE SmackDown Commentator Shoots on Jacksonville Jaguars’ Owner Shahid Khan After Shocking Firing of Urban Meyer

Published 12/18/2021, 7:00 AM EST
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes shouts on the sidelines against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)


WWE and AEW have fired numerous shots at each other in front of a live audience, and most of the time it was Tony Khan’s company who mentioned their rival promotion. However, on tonight’s SmackDown, WWE commentator Pat McAfee took a shot on AEW which involved the shocking firing of Urban Meyer.

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On this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, WWE color commentator Pat McAfee mentioned Shahid Khan, the father of AEW president Tony Khan.

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Shahid Rafiq Khan is also a co-owner of AEW alongside his son, Tony Khan. He is also the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. Recently, Shahid Khan fired the head coach Urban Meyer from his team Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Pat McAfee fires on AEW using the name of Urban Meyer

Just before the rematch between former WWE United States champion Cesaro and Holland. McAfee said, “Like Shahid Khan tossed Urban Myers out of Jacksonville,” referencing the recent firing of Meyer.

PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer celebrates winning the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The reason why this is a dig to AEW is Shahid Khan is the father of Tony Khan, and his father fired Meyer after 13 games in the season because of his disastrous decision-making on the field. Meyer failed to complete his first year with the outfit after signing a five-year deal with the Jags.

Meyer went just 2–11 during his tenure as the Jaguars’ coach. However, it was Meyer’s controversies that got more limelight both on the field and off the field.

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SmackDown commentator, McAfee is known for his witty improvisation while calling the matches and the Jaguars fans immediately understood the reference he said on tonight’s SmackDown.

However, earlier, McAfee himself criticized Meyer for his tactics and how his decisions damaged the reputation of the Jacksonville Jaguars and its players on his podcast.

Jun 14, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tim Tebow (85) participates in passing drills during minicamp at Dream Finders Homes practice complex Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports.

However, we have to tune in for next week’s AEW Dynamite to see whether AEW president Tony Khan addresses this situation of McAfee name dropping his father.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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