Triple H provides an update on the status of Pat McAfee as it relates to NXT.
In 2020, Pat McAfee was featured in two major matches at two separate NXT TakeOver events. At NXT TakeOver XXX, Pat McAfee wrestled a singles match against Adam Cole and was widely critically acclaimed for his efforts.
Pat McAfee then captained a team at NXT TakeOver: WarGames, and even dove off the top of the cage.
Following this, it was reported that Pat McAfee would not be used again until the spring and McAfee reacted to this news on his podcast by saying that he had to find out he was “fired” by WWE on the internet.
Speaking on a media call prior to NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day, Triple H stated that both WWE and McAfee enjoy those kinds of reactions from fans online and the only thing stopping Pat McAfee from returning to NXT is Pat having a busy schedule.
“Pat's limitations are that he's a busy guy. He's one of the most successful media personalities. Every weekend he seems to be trending with everything he does. Going into the playoffs and Super Bowl, it was a very busy time for him. Everyone leans into everything and has a take on it, and Pat loves that, as do we. His learning about his 'firing' on-air was greatly exaggerated. Pat is a busy dude and we've been talking about it. He said, 'give me a moment to breathe when the Super Bowl is over' because he just got married not too long ago. ‘If I don't take a breath after the Super Bowl, I may not be married much longer.’ My words, not his. He just needed to take a breather and if we can engage here back again. He loves it and that's the one thing I love about Pat,” Triple H said.
As it stands right now, WWE is focused on other outside media talents such as Bad Bunny who is reportedly training at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida for a potential match at WrestleMania 37 this April in Tampa, Florida.
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