Pat Mcafee Unhappy With WWE After Losing the NXT Year End Award to Shotzi Blackheart

Published 12/30/2020, 11:22 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 06: Pat McAfee attends SiriusXM’s “Busted Open” celebrating 10th Anniversary In New York City on the eve of WrestleMania 35 on April 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for SiriusXM)


WWE NXT had its Year-End Award ceremony where the best Superstars of the year were honored with trophies for their work. One particular feature in the list was Pat McAfee. 

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The former NFL Punter won the award for Rivalry of the Year along with arch-nemesis Adam Cole. The latter collected the award while McAfee stayed at home. 

However, we did hear from him, and we heard a lot. In a recent post on Twitter, Pat McAfee shared his speech on receiving the award along with a little rant about his contributions to WWE. 

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As you can see above, McAfee is a bit salty for not receiving the Breakout Star of the Year Award. It was given to Shotzi Blackheart instead. 

Although, he feels that the Rivalry of the Year Award was deserved since he ‘carried’ Adam Cole in their match and let his team bravely at WarGames. 

Needless to say, McAfee lost in both matches and doesn’t really have a boast-worthy record. He does, however, have the respect of many as one of the best heels in WWE right now. 

Pat McAfee has unexpectedly been pulled from TV by WWE

McAfee’s work on the mic has been a pleasant surprise to fans, and he seems naturally talented in promos. Initially booked to appear as a short-term rival for Adam Cole, McAfee’s impressive performance prompted WWE to offer him a multi-year contract. 

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In a shocking turn of events,  the news broke out that WWE had decided to pull Pat McAfee from TV for unknown reasons. This means that we will not see the star appear on NXT until further notice. 

McAfee himself highlighted this fact repeatedly in the video and mentioned that he did not receive a callback despite a stellar performance.

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As of now, we have no idea as to when the Superstar will return to action. We can expect him to make a return to WWE by spring to possibly reignite the feud with Adam Cole. 

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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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