WWE SmackDown Announcer to Miss Shows as He Tests Positive for COVID-19

Published 08/25/2021, 10:33 PM EDT


Sports Analyst, podcaster, and WWE SmackDown color commentator, Pat McAfee took to Twitter on Wednesday to reveal that he has tested positive for COVID-19. However, this happened even after him being fully vaccinated.

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McAfee did a home test for the virus and which yielded a positive result. However, this did not stop the former NFL punter to conduct his podcast, but he did so but in the comfort of his home.

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In his tweet, McAfee confesses that his wife and his co-workers at WWE took the test and everyone has tested negative for the virus. McAfee was there at SummerSlam in Las Vegas, where he attended the show and called matches.

McAfee tweeted a photo indicating he has a high fever, said he will stay at home for a while until it gets better.

“Fully Vax’d. Very Positive. Aht Indefinitely. It’s miserable but thankful that my wife and the boys at the office all took tests and they are all negative..This is obviously a sign from the universe, probably telling me that I stink & to stay home for a while. I’ll see yinz.” Pat wrote.

Lather that day, the former Indianapolis Colts punter took to Twitter and updated his friends on social media that he is feeling better and the fever has eased.

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He also thanked all his well-wishers who prayed for his speedy recovery.

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WWE booked McAfee as the color commentator for Friday Night SmackDown alongside Michael Cole in April. Since then, he has received a lot of praisee and rave reviews from the audience for his work on the mic.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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