“I Feel Weird”- Pat McAfee Recalls Nerve Wracking Meeting with John Cena

Published 08/28/2020, 7:30 AM EDT


Pat McAfee absolutely could not believe it when he was introduced to John Cena. In fact, to him, that was one of the most memorable moments he could experience while sitting at the commentary table with Michael Cole.

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During his interview with Corey Graves on After The Bell, he revealed details of his hilarious encounter with Cena.

Pat McAfee recalls meeting John Cena

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He recalls John Cena walking in and sitting right behind him. Of course, getting the chance to meet John Cena is an overwhelming moment for any professional wrestling enthusiast. Cena is probably one of the biggest legends to have stepped foot inside the ring.

“There was one time I was sitting in Gorilla, Michael Cole was trying to show me how it all works and you know, I just happen to be sitting there and John Cena walked in. John Cena walked in the Gorilla. And I had just watched Ferdinand, like two days before that which doesn’t get enough credit for how good of a movie it is.”

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Now, after John Cena walked in, Michael Cole introduced him to Pat McAfee. The former NFL star reveals how surreal of a feeling it was to meet legends who keep walking into the building.

“He walks in and he sits right behind me, right. So as soon as he sits down he’s right behind I’m like ‘I should probably not be sitting where I am at. Why is he behind me? Like I feel like, weird.’ So he comes up to shake Micheal, Cole’s hand or whatever and Micheal introduces me to him. I’m like ‘hey John Ferdinand was a banger.’ That’s literally the first thing I say. I think he was like thanks. He was super kind.” 

On top of that, Pat McAfee had the chance to meet the authorities of WWE.

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“I mean Vince walked in that night. Stephanie walked in the gorilla that night. Shawn Michaels is obviously there, Triple H too. The litany of legends that come and go, it’s like a dream, it’s unbelievable.”

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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