WWE Fans React to the Commentary Debut of Pat McAfee on SmackDown

Published 04/17/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


Vince McMahon recently hired Pat McAfee to be a commentator for Friday Night SmackDown. While the news had fans excited, the reaction afterward made headlines.

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Everyone who watched the episode definitely observed McAfee’s skills as a commentator. Thankfully for the former NFL punter, almost every reaction has been in his support.

In fact, some fans believe the energy he showcased made him the perfect addition to the episode.

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However, the reactions became more energetic when McAfee stood up! Some hilarious reactions have poured in, hinting at Vince McMahon instructing him about what to do next!

Regardless, the fan reactions have poured in, and the verdict is in! The WWE Universe loved having Pat McAfee as a commentator on Friday Night SmackDown.

Apart from the fans, even Triple H congratulated him for doing a fantastic job on his first day.

Vince McMahon personally sent a message

Recently, Pat McAfee started trending on Twitter after he revealed that he was “up to something.” Nobody knew what it was. Some guessed it was to do with the NFL, while others thought he may be doing something else altogether. Nobody guessed it would be something to do with WWE.

Finally, it was Vince McMahon who sent a video message to McAfee, declaring that they have hired him for Friday Night SmackDown.

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)

Pat McAfee replaced Corey Graves on the blue brand, who moved to Raw after WWE released Raw commentator Samoa Joe as a part of recent releases.

Considering McAfee’s reputation, there was no doubt he would live up to the hype. He delivered just as expected and ensured the WWE Universe enjoyed every bit of his commenting.

Pat McAfee has made his in-ring debut as well

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Apart from his role as a commentator, McAfee was a part of WWE NXT previously. He was a part of the pre-show panel for NXT TakeOver in 2018 and WrestleMania 35.

Moreover, he had a brief feud with Adam Cole on NXT where he made his in-ring debut. Even though he lost the match, the debut is considered as one of the best till date.

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In his second in-ring appearance, Pat teamed up with Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch and went up against The Undisputed Era at NXT TakeOver: WarGames in December. Unfortunately, they did not win against The Undisputed Era.

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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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