Triple H Clears Up Confusion Over Pat McAfee’s WWE Status
We have fully reached the point that nothing Pat McAfee does or accomplishes is surprising. With that said, news of his latest opportunity with ESPN College GameDay did trigger some questions.
The one question many people had concerned his status with WWE, especially because it was made clear that he was signed on with a full-time contract. Schedule wise it didn’t seem possible for him to do both during the college football season. Even though the GameDay show is only one day a week, travel and the occasional Thursday broadcast, which happened for the Backyard Brawl, seemed to create obstacles based on WWE’s hectic travel schedule.
This questions was cleared up by WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H soon after McAfee announced that the reports were true about him joining the GameDay crew as a full-time member. Triple H tweeted that McAfee would stay signed to a WWE contract, but would be taking a break to do GameDay.
.@PatMcAfeeShow approached us about his amazing opportunity with College GameDay. We’d never stand in Pat’s way, as he continues to architect his exceptional career.
Pat will remain a member of the @WWE Universe and we look forward to his return. #UpToSomethingSZN
— Triple H (@TripleH) September 7, 2022
It was also said he will be returning to WWE. The assumption is that pro wrestling fans will be without McAfee during the season and get him back when his obligations with GameDay are finished for this year. It remains then to be seen if this is how is time can be shared by ESPN and WWE in future years.
Report: Pat McAfee to Join ESPN College GameDay on Full-Time Basis
The Plum, PA, native played at West Virginia from 2005-08 serving as the team’s kicker and punter. In 48 career games for the Mountaineers, McAfee was 99 percent successful in extra point attempts while also making 73 percent of his 79 career field goals. McAfee left West Virginia as the program’s all-time leader in points with 384.
McAfee was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts. McAfee played for the Colts until 2016, earning two Pro Bowl appearances and a First-Team All-Pro honor in 2014.