Amidst the shock allegations surrounding WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, Pat McAfee has commented on the “problematic” situation and is “excited to hear the chatter”.
The wrestling world was shocked on Wednesday evening when news emerged of Vince McMahon having allegedly paid off a woman he’d had an affair with. McMahon had reportedly paid $3 million of his own money to ensure the woman in question didn’t mention a word of what had happened between them.
Pat McAfee, a current commentator for Friday Night SmackDown and McMahon’s WrestleMania 38 opponent, discussed the scandal on the latest Pat McAfee Show. McAfee claimed that he knows less than anyone else in WWE possibly could (h/t F4WOnline):
“I don’t know, I know less than everybody else. I don’t know sh*t about f*ck, okay? I don’t know sh*t about f*ck over there. I go in, do my thing, say hello to everybody, I’m out. I’m in maybe the most awesome situation in the history of WWE for anybody. I’m a longtime fan, lifelong fan of the company, but I’m not a part of any of the anything, really. I’m part of no groups, I have no locker room when I go there. I literally just kind of bounce around, do my thing, and I’m out.”
Pat McAfee continued, explaining his excitement and intrigue heading into tomorrow night’s (17 June) broadcast of SmackDown:
“I’m going there tomorrow. I’m excited to hear the chatter. Now, obviously, what is being alleged is not fantastic at all, it’s terrible. There will be full investigations. I’m watching along with everybody else in the middle of Indianapolis but that came out of nowhere yesterday. What will happen? TBD. There’s going to be a lot of investigations.”
Pat McAfee rounded off the chat on Vince McMahon by stating he doesn’t believe we’ll ever get the truth regarding this situation. In his words, the incident is “incredibly problematic” for all involved.
The Wall Street Journal issued the report on Vince McMahon, confirming that the alleged affair between him and the unnamed woman – who had been hired as a paralegal by WWE in 2019 – was entirely consensual. Their investigation also discovered some non-disclosure agreements surrounding similar acts of misconduct carried out by McMahon and WWE’s Head of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis.
Despite all of the recent events, both McMahon and Laurinaitis are scheduled to be heading to WWE television for SmackDown on Friday evening, per the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s Dave Meltzer.