Pat McAfee won’t be on Smackdown during his new ESPN gig.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 7, 2022
Pat McAfee said on his radio show today that his role commentating SmackDown will be on hold while he does College GameDay, but he'll remain part of the WWE family. https://t.co/H9N9TpnNYK
— Wrestling Observer (@WONF4W) September 7, 2022
McAfee and Logan Paul were two top SummerSlam attractions. The YouTube sensation Logan Paul recently inked a new multi-year deal with WWE. The former WCW star Konnan recently shared his thoughts on a possible match between Brock Lesnar and Logan Paul at WWE WrestleMania 39.
Konnan wants to see Logan Paul vs Brock Lesnar
On the latest episode of Keepin It’ 100, Konnan answered a fan writing that Logan Paul vs. Brock Lesnar could be a great option for WrestleMania 39. The wrestling veteran went on to draw comparison between Logan Paul and SmackDown broadcaster Pat McAfee, saying that despite being a newbie, he has been impressive. Konnan added that he would prefer to see WWE build the 27-year-old a lot more before a dream showdown with The Beast Incarnate materializes:
“I would personally build him [Logan Paul] a little bit more and then see. I still wanna see what he has got,” said Konnan. “We have got such a small sample. You know, he’s like Pat McAfee, the small sample has been great, but let’s see what else he can do and build them up!”
Paul was recently involved in a feud with The Miz and they locked horns inside the ring at SummerSlam on July 30. It has come to light that Paul might face the pro boxing great Tyson Fury, who had been teased for a return to WWE. There is reportedly a “belief” among some in the Stamford-based company that the heavyweight boxing champion has expressed his desire to wrestle a match against YouTube star Logan Paul.
Meanwhile, Brock Lesnar is likely to take some time off after his gruesome battle with Roman Reigns at SummerSlam, but he isn’t done with WWE. It turns out WWE Day 1 will return in 2023 and Lesnar has been advertised for the event. At the start of 2022, WWE introduced a new event, WWE Day 1, kicking off the new year with a premium live event. Because New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday in 2023, the event will return and it will once again emanate from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, according to the venue for the website.