Pat McAfee has signed a multiyear extension to his WWE contract, being described as McAfee being able to entertain “For years to come.”
WWE released an article announcing the multiyear extension on July 7th. The full statement reads as follows:
WWE today announced that Pat McAfee has signed a multiyear extension with WWE.
Since April 2021, McAfee has served as an analyst, alongside Michael Cole, for Friday Night SmackDown at 8 pm ET live each week on FOX.
The new pact will see McAfee entertaining the WWE Universe for years to come.
Earlier this year, McAfee delighted fans and lit up social media with a WrestleMania debut for the ages at AT&T Stadium in Dallas when battling Theory, Mr. McMahon, and even getting stunned by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
As noted in the article, McAfee signed with WWE in an announcers role back in April 2021. McAfee would predominantly provide colour commentary for the SmackDown brand and commentate on Premium Live Event matches for the blue brand. Many have praised the former NFL star for breathing new life into the product with his enthusiastic commentary style. One of these is fellow announcer Michael Cole, who has stated how lucky he is to sit alongside Pat McAfee on the commentary table:
McAfee has also competed in multiple matches, defeating Theory at WrestleMania and then going on to lose to Vince McMahon. Pat McAfee’s next match will be at SummerSlam, where the announcer will face Happy Corbin in Nashville.
The backstage reaction to the news of McAfee signing a contract extension has also been a positive one. WrestleVotes, who have a reliable track record in reporting backstage news, have said that everyone involved has been thrilled at the decision by the SmackDown commentator to stay with WWE.
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