Originally published at Significant program planned for WrestleMania 38
Another major name is expected to take part in WrestleMania 38, which will surprise some.
POST Wrestling can confirm that Vince McMahon is expected to launch a program with Pat McAfee, which will include WrestleMania 38.
Multiple sources informed us that McAfee was set for something on the show involving McMahon.
When speaking with a source with knowledge of the situation and whether it will be billed as an official match on the WrestleMania card, we were told “most likely.”
McMahon will be appearing on The Pat McAfee Show this Thursday at Noon Eastern and will presumably, begin the story.
— WWE (@WWE) February 26, 2022
It was first reported by Brad Shepard that McMahon was considering an in-ring return at WrestleMania, but stated it was not official when he reported it earlier this week.
McMahon is 76-years old and last wrestled at WrestleMania 26 in March 2010 against Bret Hart in Glendale, Arizona.
In October 2012, he took part in a brawl with CM Punk, which was not recognized as an official match.
Over the years, he has gotten involved in physical angles including taking a headbutt from Kevin Owens during an episode of SmackDown in October 2017.
For McAfee, he wrestled twice in NXT including a singles match with Adam Cole in August 2020, which received a lot of praise. He also competed in the War Games match in December 2020 teaming with Danny Burch, Oney Lorcan & Pete Dunne against The Undisputed Era.
In April of 2021, McAfee was moved to the broadcast booth on Friday Night SmackDown alongside Michael Cole.