WWE confirmed on Friday morning that former NFL punter Pat McAfee has joined the commentary staff for SmackDown. He’ll begin on tonight’s present and be paired with lead announcer Michael Cole.
This comes after WWE modified up the commentary staff for Uncooked as Adnan Virk took over the position of the play-by-play commentator for the present from Tom Phillips, who had been doing it since final 12 months. Additionally, Corey Graves has been moved over from SmackDown to Uncooked as a colour commentator.
McAfee labored two matches final 12 months for the NXT model. The primary bout was a singles match in opposition to Adam Cole whereas the opposite was the lads’s WarGames match that noticed The Undisputed Period (Cole, Kyle O’Reilly, Roderick Sturdy, and Bobby Fish) tackle Crew McAfee (McAfee, Pete Dunne, Danny Burch, and Oney Lorcan).
McAfee has additionally completed some analyst work up to now for WWE.
— WWE (@WWE) April 16, 2021
Good morning stunning individuals…
TONIGHT a dream comes true. Thanks all so a lot for following together with this dumb ass life I’ve been extremely lucky to reside.. I’m grateful for all of it.
🗣🗣 Let’s get pleasure from this factor
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 16, 2021