Pat McAfee has given an update on his current NXT status after disappearing from the black and gold brand following his appearance at NXT TakeOver: WarGames.
When The Kings of NXT (Pat McAfee, Pete Dunne, Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan) fell to The Undisputed Era at NXT TakeOver: WarGames on December 6, 2020, many theorised that the bad blood between the leader of both factions would continue into 2021.
However, that didn’t come to pass when the former NFL player completely vanished from television as speculation circulated that the company had withdrawn from the star from television until further notice. While that notion was shot down by Triple H who cited McAfee’s many projects as keeping him away from the company, the man himself has finally broken his silence on the matter.
Taking to his Pat McAfee Show, the host addressed his WWE future following the Triple H media call and wasn’t as complimentary to the company or ‘The Game’ as many may have expected:
“I was talked about in the wrestling community yesterday by Triple H, actually, about my future plans. It was interesting. I mean, all very nice things he said there, but me learning about being written off TV did happen live on the air. He’s a very nice man, Mr. H, for everything he said. He did say, basically, like, ‘Pat has been very busy. Kind of a fat a– right now. He’s going to have to get back into shape,’ basically is what he said. And then maybe we’ll think about something.
I’ve not heard anything, by the way. Have not heard anything. No ideas. But I do believe the first step would be to have the diet match the amount of conditioning I’ve been doing in the Oculus. And when that happens, look out.”
While McAfee seems to believe that his weight is keeping him from making a comeback – despite appearing in perfect shape the last time we saw him – it is hard to really know what the talent really meant or thinks as he has a habit of speaking in character during his popular broadcasts.
Credit for the interview: The Pat McAfee Show
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.