Pat McAfee joins Friday Night SmackDown broadcast team

Originally published at Pat McAfee joins Friday Night SmackDown broadcast team

Pat McAfee will be part of the Friday Night SmackDown broadcast team beginning with tonight’s episode from the Yuengling Center.

The news was revealed by McAfee on Friday morning with McAfee joining Michael Cole as the new Friday night broadcast team on Fox.

Good morning beautiful people…

TONIGHT a dream comes true. Thank you all so so much for following along with this dumb ass life I’ve been incredibly fortunate to live.. I’m grateful for it all.

🗣🗣 Let’s enjoy this thing

Be a friend, tell a friend #PatsUpToSomethin

— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) April 16, 2021

This comes after the shift of Corey Graves to Raw, where its new three-man booth includes Graves, Byron Saxton, and Adnan Virk.

McAfee received lots of praise for his performance last year against Adam Cole at the NXT TakeOver: XXX last August. McAfee would follow that performance with a match at TakeOver: War Games last December and was installed as the mouthpiece for the heel group of Pete Dunne, Oney Lorcan, and Danny Burch. McAfee stopped appearing on NXT programming shortly after War Games.

In November 2019, McAfee was flown into SmackDown and briefly did commentary on the infamous episode where NXT talent was inserted on the show after the flight issues from Saudi Arabia left the company shorthanded.

Since Michael Cole is too scared to fight Bayley maybe we can get Bayley vs. Pat McAfee instead.

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McAfee got the main roster call before Cole :laughing:

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What I hate about Listening to guys like Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Vic Joseph etc. Is that when they speak, I truly don’t know which one it is. Growing up guys like Vince, Gorilla, Jesse, Heenan, Lawler, Ross, Tony etc. all had very unique distinct voices and styles, that is something that is very important to me as a wrestling fan. I have to say, Pat McAfee has that uniqueness and I like it. After night one, I am happy with this change.