Who would have thought the former punter for the Indianapolis Colts would become a professional wrestler?
Pat McAfee is living his dream after his NFL career, wherein he was named Punter of the Decade in the 2010s by Pro Football Focus.
He also became a First-Team All-Pro member in 2014 and a two-time Pro Bowler.
However, injuries derailed his career, but not his means of making money.
His eponymous sports talk show has become one of the industry’s best because of its entertaining conversations and exclusives like “Aaron Rodgers Tuesdays.”
As his viewership grew, so too was his exposure and influence.
He recently signed a $120 million deal with FanDuel for his show.
Aside from that program which runs on Sirius XM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio from Monday to Friday, he’s also WWE Smackdown Live’s color commentator alongside Michael Cole.
But even before he became a vibrant fixture on the announcer’s table, he had been wrestling before under the NXT brand.
Yet he couldn’t say no when WWE Chairman Vince McMahon offered him a match WrestleMania 38 during the boss’ guesting on his show.
His opponent was later revealed to be Austin Theory, which he defeated in the most significant event in sports entertainment.
However, things didn’t end there because there were more surprises in store.
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McMahon And Austin Got Involved
After McAfee defeated Theory, little did he know he was about to face McMahon himself.
The top WWE executive won, but McAfee got back-up through “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Austin celebrated with McAfee with his usual beer-guzzling, signaling their alliance.
But the WWE Hall of Famer gave him a Stunner to end their segment.
It must be painful to be at the receiving end of Austin’s finisher, but McAfee could not care less because he had fulfilled a dream.