NFL Star Makes Huge Return to WWE on NXT

Published 10/21/2020, 10:54 PM EDT


WWE NXT was relatively less loaded on the latest episode that aired a short while ago. However, the ending raised a lot of eyebrows. 

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The term of Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch won the NXT World Tag Team Championship after a big showdown with Breezango. The duo managed to pull off the victory, stunning fans.

THEY DID IT ONEY LORCAN AND DANNY BURCH ARE YOUR NEW NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THROW 'EM UP ☝️#WWENXT #NXTTagTitles #AndNew @ONEYLORCAN @strongstylebrit pic.twitter.com/vL0eCCh2DY

— WWE (@WWE) October 22, 2020

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However, the highlight of the night was a man with a black hoodie and track pants walking up to the ring in a reflective mask that covered his face.

At first, fans thought that it was a Retribution member coming in hot. However, this was not the case. The masked man later took off his cover, and it was none other than Pat McAfee!

IS THIS FOR REAL?!? 🤯@PatMcAfeeShow is BACK! #WWENXT #NXTTagTitles @ONEYLORCAN @strongstylebrit pic.twitter.com/cj3Zi34NHr

— WWE (@WWE) October 22, 2020

The former NFL star has made his official return to WWE, two months after his first feud against Adam Cole. He will be competing now, and it looks like he is teaming up with the new Tag Team Champions.

Pat McAfee fits in the heel role perfectly

McAfee had a great time in his first feud. He exceeded all expectations and delivered a great performance in the build-up to the showdown. Although he did not win the feud, it was a brilliant heel run that WWE undoubtedly wants to revisit.

The NFL star expressed interest in continuing with WWE on future storylines. Triple H also mentioned that the doors were open for a McAfee return.

We are eager to see what WWE has planned for him the second time around. Perhaps we may get to see one of those big NFL kicks to the head again. 

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⬇️GIF reactions only to @PatMcAfeeShow's return.⬇️

We'll start. #WWENXT #NXTTagTitles pic.twitter.com/Lehu6D49EG

— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 22, 2020

Adam Cole will not be happy with his former rival making a return. This time, McAfee knows his way around and will surely want revenge. He also has the guard of the Tag Team Champions.

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Pat McAfee is a great heel character and can do exceedingly well in the role. We will have to wait and see if he has a new bone to pick or if his feud with Adam Cole is not done yet.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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