• SmackDown Personality Took The Rock’s Permission To Use His Catchphrase Last Week
On the June 17th episode of SmackDown, after losing to Madcap Moss, Baron Corbin confronted Pat McAfee for calling him names like “Bum A$$ Corbin” on Commentary.
This past Friday on SmackDown, McAfee challenged Corbin to a match at SummerSlam 2022.
Below is what he said in his promo:
“Bum A$$ Corbin said that if we were to get in the ring together, I would wish that I were dead. That’s not possible, that’ll never happen.
I love my life, I enjoy every single moment so much so that when I walked into the WWE ThunderDome for the first time, all I could think of was, ‘I feel alive.’
When I get to put on the headset and talk into the microphone ‘for the millions’ (shout out to my man The Rock), members of the WWE Universe, I feel alive!
So ‘Bum A$$’, while you’re catfishing on the net, acting like you’re not an insufferable, arrogant douchebag, why don’t you ponder this for a moment: SummerSlam, you and me, Nashville, Tennessee, and when I kick your teeth down your throat, the only thing I will think is, ‘I feel more alive than I’ve ever felt in my entire life right here at SummerSlam!’”
🗣BUM ASS CORBIN..
Why don't you ponder this.. #SummerSlam YOU & ME.. NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
In front of the MILLIONS.. & MILLIONS in the #WWE Universe
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 25, 2022
WWF Legend The Rock enjoyed this promo and tweeted the following:
“In front of the MILLIONS… AAAAAND MILLIONS…
BUM A$$ CORBIN
That’s good sh*t brother! 👏🏾👏🏾👊🏾
Great promo. Enjoyed watching this
I APPRECIATE YOU”
On The Pat McAfee Show, McAfee revealed that he took permission from The Rock to use ‘for the millions (and millions)’ line in his promo.
Below is what he said:
“In the wrestling world, when you say somebody else’s catchphrase, it’s kind of, you know, a thing. Also, don’t want to go too in the weeds here but did get permission beforehand from Dwayne Johnson to be able to say it.
If you do recall, in my last program, Austin Theory, when I was allowed to speak into the mic, I was in the middle of doing it and then I got interrupted. That was around the time when I originally got the okay to say it. That was in Miami, I think that night actually, so it would’ve went bananas.
I’m very, very, very grateful and thankful for The Rock and I appreciate the hell out of him on the back side of it saying ‘hey, pretty good usage of it’. I’m very, very thankful for The Rock.
That’s huge in the wrestling world. He’s the guy on the microphone.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 28, 1987) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1987, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was pre-taped at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York and included matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1987’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. Randy Savage vs. David Stoudimiere
2. Greg Valentine vs. Raymond Rougeau
3. The Can-Am Connection vs. Jimmy Jack Funk & Terry Gibbs
4. Hercules, King Harley Race & Paul Orndorff vs. Don Driggers, Dusty Wolfe & Rick Renslow
5. Ron Bass vs. Frankie Laine