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Pat McAfee Reveals Original Plan For His Return At Royal Rumble 2023

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• Pat McAfee Reveals Original Plan For His Return At Royal Rumble 2023

SmackDown Commentator & Part-Time Wrestler Pat McAfee returned to WWE commentary at Royal Rumble 2023, for the first time since September 2022.

During the latest episode of his show, McAfee revealed that he was originally asked to return as a surprise entrant in the Men’s Royal Rumble match, but he turned down the offer because he thought he wasn’t in good enough shape.

McAfee had travel issues while coming to the Royal Rumble. Below is what he said about his return to WWE programming:

“So here’s the deal, we just pulled off a little bit of a kayfabe. We just pulled off a little bit of a work on Saturday with the Royal Rumble.

Now, obviously, there was speculation, a lot of people talking about it, a lot of people thought I was going to be in the Royal Rumble. A lot of people thought I was going to be there. That was not figured out until late last week.

I mean, that came together pretty quick. Not that there was any bad relations, but it’s just my schedule for the last 5 months and everyone’s schedule, especially in the WWE, my wife is pregnant.

With what the schedule was, there was no bad beef or anything. It was just, ‘I don’t want to have to train enough to get into the Royal Rumble.’

The plane we were supposed to take off on malfunctioned. The wing doesn’t work, have to find a new plane. ‘Holy sh*t, now we’re in an ordeal. But if it doesn’t happen, it wasn’t supposed to happen so no big deal.

I landed 28 minutes before I was seen at the Rumble because of the plane delay. So literally a plane, car on the runway to the arena, stop at the bus, have water, bang right into a golf cart straight over there.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 31, 1999) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT *HALFTIME HEAT*

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.

It was pre-taped at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 27: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

The Big Boss Man vs. Jeff Jarrett

WWF Intercontinental Title: Ken Shamrock vs. Owen Hart

WWF World Title – Empty Arena Match: The Rock vs. Mankind

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