NFL fans loved Pat McAfee and his performance at WrestleMania 38. It was a fulfillment of a childhood dream for the 34-year-old to compete in WWE's biggest pay-per-view.
Ty Schmit, a producer on The Pat McAfee Show, tweeted: "UNDEFEATED AT #WrestleMania AND PROBABLY THE COOLEST F***ING THING EVER. THAT MOMENT WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. YOU'RE THE GOAT @PatMcAfeeShow"
Former NBA player and NBA analyst Kendrick Perkins said: "That brother @PatMcAfeeShow is damn SUPERSTAR!!! Carry the hell on…"
National NFL Insider Ian Rapoport stated: "Pat McAfee is incredible. What a performance at WrestleMania. Punters are wrestlers, too. Hopefully he recovers (at some point) from the beatings McMahon and Stone Cold gave him."
Another user mentioned: "THANK YEWWW PAT!! And Thank You Sam for letting so many of us live our best lives through your guy you are proof that behind every great man is a STRONG woman helping to hold him up."
This Twitter user stated: "Pat McAfee did commentary tonight, beat Austin Theory, lost to Vince McMahon and took a stunner from Stone Cold. Incredible #WrestleMania."
This WWE fan asserted: "NAH get Pat off commentary and in the ring ALL THE TIME #WrestleMania."
This user noted: "There has never been a better candidate to be the new Stone Cold Steve Austin than Pat McAfee, right here, right now. He's got an everyman appeal, he can talk, he can work, and he's already HUGELY over #WrestleMania."
Wrestling podcaster Alex McCarthy tweeted: "Can we talk about what a natural heel Pat McAfee was and how he's easily become a bloody beloved babyface? The stadium is going mad for him here! I enjoy the bloke a lot. Whatever he does entertains me. #WrestleMania"
Another wrestling fan asserted: "Pat McAfee is amazing. That's it. That's the tweet. #WrestleMania"
Christian rapper and wrestling fan Josiah Williams noted: "Pat McAfee is living a dream. And truly has the talent, charisma, and work ethic to back it. It's really cool to watch him soak in this moment. (Please don't tell Adam Cole that I said any of this.) #WrestleMania"
Pat McAfee and his WrestleMania 38 performance
The former Indianapolis Colts punter faced WWE superstar Austin Theory at WrestleMania 38. Throughout the match, he displayed his athleticism, including leaping upon the top rope and giving Theory a suplex off it.
The former All-Pro NFL player defeated Theory with a roll-up pin and provoked WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, sitting ringside during the match.
Later, McMahon entered the ring to face McAfee in another match, and it was a relatively quick one as the Chairman defeated him with a punt.
After the match, Dallas, Texas native Stone Cold Steve Austin came into the ring and summoned some beers into the squared circle. McAfee entered and celebrated but was given a Stone Cold Stunner by the Texas Rattlesnake at WrestleMania 38.
Without question, the podcast host put on a show at WrestleMania 38, and fans want to see more of McAfee in the ring in the future.