• WWE Wanted Pat McAfee To Team Up With Top NFL Player
Prior to becoming a Commentator on SmackDown in April 2021, Pat McAfee wrestled two matches in NXT and lost both of them.
First one was a singles match with Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver XXX and the second one was a War Games match.
According to Sports Illustrated, WWE wanted McAfee to return to the NXT brand last year and feud with Cole again, with McAfee bringing top NFL player Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers with him.
WWE Officials believed Aaron’s involved would’ve helped NXT get mainstream attention instantly, but the idea never materialized.
Pat and Aaron are friends and Aaron is a regular guest on The Pat McAfee Show as well.
At WrestleMania 38, Pat made his in-ring WWE main roster debut. He was in 2 matches on Night 2. He first defeated Austin Theory and then lost to Vince McMahon.
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 15, 2001) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2001’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
1. Perry Saturn vs. Billy Gunn
2. D-Von Dudley vs. X-Pac
3. WWF Light Heavyweight Title: Crash Holly vs. Grandmaster Sexay