Pat McAfee On NXT TakeOver Match: I Have To Not Look Like An Idiot Like The SNL Guys

Pat McAfee will step into the ring at NXT TakeOver XXX, taking on Adam Cole in singles competition. 

The bout was made official on Thursday after McAfee punted Cole at the end of Wednesday's NXT.

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Appearing on Get Up, McAfee went into promo mode when discussing the bout. 

"I got two weeks to prepare for this guy who has been wrestling for 12 years. Over a decade, this man has been traveling the globe wrestling. He was in Ring of Honor, he was in New Japan, he was in CZW. This guy has made a living wrestling for over a decade. Some consider him 'the next Shawn Michaels' 'the next best wrestler of all-time' and in two weeks...I'm gonna walk in there and BEAT HIS ASS!"

Getting out of character a bit, McAfee was more humble when discussing what it means to him to step into the ring at TakeOver.

"I have a lot of respect for that man and this business, but getting to do this is awesome and gonna be a dream come true," he said. "One night, when I was a little intoxicated, I bought a wrestling ring. It showed up a couple of months later, I had forgotten that I bought it. I set that thing up, I've ran the ropes, I've taken a couple of bumps, I've trained with a guy named Rip Rogers who trained John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista, Brock Lesnar, you name it, but I have no idea what I'm doing in there. That's why the next 14 days are so big. NXT TakeOver XXX, I have to not look like an idiot like the Saturday Night Live guys. I have to do my thing and not get injured. Put on for the NFL, granted a large portion of the NFL is not gonna be happy that I'm representing them, but I'm gonna do this for the punters and kickers, and I'm gonna walk out undefeated like I'm Goldberg back in the day."

The "Saturday Night Live guys" McAfee is referring to is Michael Che and Colin Jost, who appeared in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale at WrestleMania 35.

You can check out the current lineup for NXT TakeOver XXX by clicking here.

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