After being beaten down as WWE Money In The Bank went off the air, Pat McAfee has hit back at his attacker.
At Money In The Bank Pat McAfee called several matches alongside regular broadcast partner Michael Cole. The former NFL star was in fine form, enthusiastically revelling in Liv Morgan’s SmackDown Women’s Title win, as well as helping provide the soundtrack for Theory’s shock victory in the men’s Money In The Bank Ladder Match.
As Theory stood stall with his newly-won briefcase the show went off the air. However, just as things were winding down, McAfee was attacked from behind by his SummerSlam opponent Happy Corbin. The attack caught the announcer completely by surprise and left him sporting a neck brace while in attendance at UFC 276 later that same night.
Speaking on The Pat McAfee Show, the SmackDown announcer explained what happened from his perspective.
“Everyone saw my neck brace, that was out of precaution because a scumbag had attacked me immediately following Money in the Bank going off the air on Peacock. Michael Cole and I were just sitting there having our usual nightly wrap-up, ‘that was a f**king good night.’
Before we can even get our headsets off and get out there, as the entire world was celebrating, some scumbag, by the name of Bum Ass Corbin, literally attacked me from behind the barricade, like a horror film. Drags me over, hits a Fox exec right behind us and a consultant next to him. I actually kicked them both in the whole process of that. Sorry bout it,”
McAfee continued by running down the injuries he sustained, adding that he initially feared that things were a lot worse.
“Out of nowhere, I’m swooped up by a scumbag. I’m out there, losing my bearings, I’m getting wailed on with punches. Throws me over the barricade, hit my head on the side of the commentary table that was blown up by Omos.
Got cuts on my head from that thing because there is metal where the bolts go. Still bruised on my head. I’m staggering in there, this big son-of-a-b*tch, who is a bum ass, former Gold Gloves boxer, obviously incredibly tough, former teammate of mine, roommate of mine, a man who has become a terrible human, has me by the hand, WITH MY ROLEX! Pulls me in, boom, I’m upside down all of a sudden, holy f**k, right into the ground.
Thought I had a T1, T2. My larynx potentially in trouble as well. I’m 240 pounds, when your body is upside down and flipped around right onto your face, there is going to be some bad outcomes. There was a little precautionary there because I could not move my neck after. I was in incredible pain, any budge would hurt like hell. Turns out, no fractures, but I did have a severe case of whiplash, so I will still be rather stiff,”
Looking ahead to his meeting with Corbin at SummerSlam, McAfee promised to put his foot up the ass of the former King of the Ring.
“With that being said, Happy Corbin, Bum Ass Corbin, did accept my SummerSlam challenge, so it is on. Once this neck heals, I’m gonna go in and beat that guy’s ass. This foot right here is gonna end up, up the ass of Bum Ass Corbin!”
Pat McAfee last wrestled at WrestleMania 38 where he defeated Theory before being pinned by Vince McMahon.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.