Pat McAfee has revealed that he didn’t attend WWE Hell In A Cell as it was agreed that it wouldn’t be worth the trip.
While in the ring, Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns was missing from Hell In A Cell, a familiar part of WWE’s familiar soundtrack was also absent. WWE’s most excitable announcer, Pat McAfee.
Despite there being seven matches on the card, only one featured Superstars from SmackDown. The bout in question was the No Holds Barred grudge match between Madcap Moss and Happy Corbin.
With McAfee missing from the announce booth, Corey Graves filled in alongside Michael Cole to call the action as Moss picked up the win.
Speaking on his podcast, The Pat McAfee Show, the former NFL star explained that with only one SmackDown match taking place, it was agreed that it wouldn’t be worth him making the trip. McAfee said that “both parties agreed” that it “probably wasn’t worth the trip to Chicago and back for that.”
Despite the lack of representation from SmackDown, the show will live long in the memory due to a heroic performance from Cody Rhodes. Despite having a serious pectoral injury, the American Nightmare still went toe-to-toe with Seth Rollins for over 20 minutes, eventually picking up the win.
On the following episode of Monday Night Raw, Rhodes came to the ring serenaded by “Thank you Cody” chants. The star talked about his daughter, his efforts the night before and even teased that he would compete at Money In The Bank. However, he was soon joined in the ring by Rollins.
The two men shook hands after Rollins said that Rhodes’ father would be proud of him, but just as the former AEW star was about to head backstage, Rollins attacked. The former Universal Champion nailed Rhodes with a sledgehammer to leave him laying.