Pat McAfee Permanently Gone From WWE SmackDown?

On April 16th, 2021, WWE announced that Pat McAfee had been moved to SmackDown from NXT, serving as color commentator alongside Michael Cole as a babyface.



Pat McAfee had been away from WWE television due to his NFL obligations. Michael Cole and Wade Barrett have been working as part of the commentary team on Friday Night Smackdown till then.

However, Pat McAfee made his return during the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event last week and fans were simply elated at this turn of events.

After the Royal Rumble, further information was disclosed about Pat McAfee’s comeback. As reported by Fightful, none of the commentators were aware of McAfee’s return ahead of time, and he arrived at the Alamodome only thirty minutes before his live TV appearance.

The report also stated that there was no official confirmation on whether Pat McAfee was returning to the SmackDown commentary booth full-time. We will have to see when he returns, if he ever has the time. It is doubtful McAfee will be returning anytime soon and fans will just have to accept that. Regardless, he is likely to return sooner rather than later.


Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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