Adam Cole: Pat McAfee Is Not Good Enough To Be A Full-Time Wrestler

Pat McAfee impressed a lot of people at NXT TakeOver XXX, but that doesn't mean he's ready to turn wrestling into a full-time career. 

Though McAfee lost to Adam Cole at NXT TakeOver XXX, the majority of people walked away from the match feeling like McAfee had a future in the business. However, while Cole was also impressed at what McAfee was able to do, he doesn't think the former NFL punter could last as a full-time superstar. 

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"Pat absolutely exceeded expectations," Cole said in an interview with Trib LIVE. "I don't think anybody expected him to perform as well as he did, I certainly didn't expect him to do as well as he did. To be honest, as far as a guy who is a natural, someone with a lot of gifts, someone who does love pro wrestling, Pat McAfee checks all those boxes. As far as a first match, McAfee impressed across the board. I don't want him to trick himself though because he did well against me, that all of a sudden now he can wrestle full-time or become the NXT Champion tomorrow. He is still incredibly conceited. He's an amazing athlete, but he still didn't beat me. I seriously can't stand Pat McAfee. He did really good, but he's still not good enough and definitely not good enough to be full-time. He got his taste of pro wrestling and now he's back at his normal gig."

Cole was victorious in the match and McAfee hasn't been seen on NXT programming since. 

McAfee said after the bout that many wrestlers thanked him for taking the match seriously and commented that he would like to have a future match with Triple H.

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