Pat McAfee hasn't been seen on NXT television since WarGames and it is unknown when he will return.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that WWE had pulled McAfee from television, which was their decision and not a decision made by McAfee. There was no given timetable for his return.
McAfee showed up on his radio show following NXT wearing a neckbrace, indicating that he would be selling the injuries sustained in WarGames.
McAfee reacted to the news in a tweet, saying, "I think I got fired on Christmas."
I think I got fired on Christmas. pic.twitter.com/FOTP1A1qTH— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 26, 2020
Meltzer later reported that there was no heat between McAfee and WWE.
Speaking on his radio show on Monday, McAfee addressed the report through a tweet sent in by a fan who said, "#PatIDontWantToOverreactBUT NXT did the right thing to can you on XMAS. They're tired of cleaning spray tan off the canvas. Get some sun son."
#PatIDontWantToOverreactBUT NXT did the right thing to can you on XMAS. They're tired of cleaning spray tan off the canvas. Get some sun son.— BennyButz (@BenGTaylor1) December 28, 2020
"Hey Benny Butz, get off my ass, dude," said McAfee. "I tried to get some sun, son, but Indiana doesn't have any for like five or six months, what do you want from me? I'm super caucasian, I become red easily. I have a tanning bed in my house, but I got third-degree burns from the first time I laid on it. My entire body looked like a goddamn zebra for six months. I can't use it, so I use the spray tan. My first match, NXT TakeOver 30 against Adam Cole, I made some rookie mistakes and I should have been undefeated after that match. Maybe I got too dark of a spray tan. I didn't go to my spray tan machine, I went to another one down in Florida and maybe that one was cooked a little too much. Maybe, when I was sweating, it was falling onto the canvas. Maybe everything that guy is saying is close to accurate, but that doesn't mean I should have to read on the internet, all day Christmas, that NXT has just written me off of television for the rest of my life. Fuck you, Benny Butz!"
It is unknown when McAfee will return to television. The Kings of NXT (Danny Burch, Oney Lorcan, and Pete Dunne) continue to be featured on the weekly program.
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