One of the greatest hard workers in The Sports Industry is Former NFL Player Pat McAfee as he has gone from being a Punter in The NFL to a host on Barstool Sports and now he is an analyst for American Football & The WWE. All of those jobs require you to have different attributes & qualities and McAfee was recently featured in an episode of The WINCLY Podcast in which he discussed what The WWE wants and needs out of him. You can check out McAfee’s comments below:
“That’s a great question,” said McAfee. “I follow NXT hardcore now because I have to talk about those things. But they basically want me to talk from a sports and a fan standpoint. They don’t tell me any direction to go…I’m not privy to the meetings of what they’re looking for in the shows. I assume if they want me to be different they’ll tell me and if it sucks they’ll fire me and if it’s not, I’ll just keep doing my thing.
“I think analysis can cause paralysis sometimes so I don’t go in there with much thought of what they’re looking for. I’m just gonna go be myself.”
McAfee would then say that he has heard terrible stories about working For The WWE but his experience with them has been nothing but great, as seen in his comments below:
“I heard these stories about it’s a hard place to work and everything’s heavily scripted and they want to fact-check everything,” stated McAfee. “But getting in there, they couldn’t be more hospitable to me. I heard a lot of horror stories about working in the sports entertainment business. But now getting in there… it’s basically a family. Everybody knows everybody. Everybody takes care of everybody.
McAfee would then say that he was just messaged one day by Michael Cole and that is how it all started and he also said that The WWE doesn’t give him any limitations on what to do and what to say, as seen in his comments below:
“They told me they just want me to be me. They don’t tell me to say anything. They don’t tell me to go any certain way…This is awesome. Now I get to basically be myself, still be a fan and get to create content with them. For me it’s a dream come true and a dream scenario,” said McAfee.
McAfee also said that he has always been a fan of The WWE but he has never thought of working for them until NXT came to Indianapolis and that is when he started to make content for them, as seen in his comments below:
“I got into NXT when they came to NXT Indy at a live event,” Mcafee said before adding that he was always a “WWE guy” and didn’t really follow New Japan, AEW or the other promotions.
“I didn’t get a call from anybody for a long time. It wasn’t like an act of me seeking them out either. They called me after hearing I was at the NXT Indy show, I shot a video about Adam Cole and fast forward a couple of months later, I get a call from Michael Cole and he was like, ‘Hey, are you an NXT fan?’
“I was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve actually been into it since they came to town.’ He was like, ‘Cool. Will you do our pre-show?’”
McAfee then said that it is how he started working for the company by making content, sending to The WWE and doing Pre-Shows, as seen in his comments below:
“I have no idea what the role is going to grow into because it’s already grown so much from what it was originally supposed to be. I have no clue and am just gonna see what happens. Hopefully help the company that helped me so many times and I hope to help them move into the “forever” stage,” said McAfee.
McAfee does The Pre-Shows with Pro Wrestling Podcast Host Sam Roberts and Roberts recently made some controversial comments on Bianca Belair & Finn Balor in which McAfee said that he doesn’t agree to those things and that he was shocked to hear those things as was everyone else, as seen in his comments below:
“Hey. That was an insane moment wasn’t it when Sam did that? I was mind-blown because Sam is always the super wrestling nerd…and then all of a sudden it comes out of nowhere,” said McAfee.
“I don’t agree with him but it feels like Sam Roberts is becoming quite a character.”
McAfee isn’t one who will be taking shots and saying controversial comments to WWE & NXT Superstars as he prefers to always making people happy, as seen in his comments below:
“I don’t enjoy that type of stuff myself,” McAfee said of Roberts’ comments. “I enjoy making people happy and hopefully people enjoy it and have a good time.
“I enjoy when people do things. I take it from a standpoint of entertainment and I think if he’s drawing up hate on the internet…I assume that’s what he’s looking to do. For me as a friend of Sam Roberts, I enjoy that.”
McAfee would also talk a bit about a product that he is endorsing which is known as Naturdays, as seen in his comments below:
“Naturdays is a brand new beer launched by your friends from Natural Light,” Mcafee said before adding it’s not a replacement for Natural Light, just a tag team partner.
“I went to West Virginia University and we were a natural light school, so it’s just a perfect fit….It’s really just a perfect fit for both parties. Now I get a chance to enjoy and watch people enjoy the flamingo beautiful can Naturdays on a regular basis. It’s a beautiful thing.”
McAfee has teamed up with Natural Light to promote their New Naturdays Strawberry Lemonade Beer. Naturdays will be included in Natural Light’s Variety-77 Pack that will only be available in South Padre, TX for spring break. Naturdays is now available and you can check out Pat McAfee’s Naturdays story in the tweet below:
Good morning beautiful people.. I am honored & delighted to say that @naturallight has asked me to be a part of their brand new, “Naturdays” announcement.
A Naturday, is not only a deliciously refreshing beer, it is also when a day becomes A DAY out of nowhere.. Here’s mine pic.twitter.com/tua15VOqW2
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 25, 2019