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.
"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.
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