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Pat McAfee discusses meeting Vince McMahon and having him in his ear at SmackDown

Pat McAfee details his first meeting with Vince McMahon at SmackDown last week.
Pat McAfee details his first meeting with Vince McMahon at SmackDown last week.
Matt Black
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Modified 27 Apr 2021
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Pat McAfee finally met Vince McMahon last Friday at WWE SmackDown. McAfee has been working for WWE's various brands off and on for a few years now but was yet to meet the company's CEO.

During today's episode of The Pat McAfee Show, he detailed his first meeting with Mr. McMahon.

"There was a little bit of nerves and anticipation," McAfee said. "I've done a lot of research on this man. Always heard [give] Vince a firm handshake. I was told by a couple of people, 'when he's talking, don't feel obligated to nod because there's a chance he'll think you're not paying attention. He is 100% invested in you when he's having this conversation. Be in the moment.' Michael Cole and I go to meet him before we go on the air. I go in there, get called in after waiting 15 minutes. I go in, and he looks awesome! Swagged out. Great fit. He goes, 'Pat.' I'm coming in [for the handshake]. 'Vince.' Good shake. Great web to web, great eye contact. I go, 'I know you don't like to be complimented, but I'd be remiss if I didn't thank you.' Definitely a kiss-ass moment, but also something I wanted him to know. He told me a couple of things, buried Cole. I go with a fist bump back. I didn't know if he's a fist bump guy. Good pop. Whole thing was 45 seconds to a minute."

Pat McAfee compares Vince McMahon to God

Pat McAfee also got to experience Vince McMahon in his ear for the first time on Friday. He came away from it with a more positive experience than others have had in the past.

"He dropped into my ear, said something that made me laugh. Cole is like, 'Has he come into your ear?' 'Yeah.' 'You're good then.' ARE WE BEST FRIENDS?!?!?! As the show goes on, he would drop in and tell me something or remind me of something in hilarious fashion. Maybe others wouldn't find it hilarious, but I did. We'd get to commercial, and I'd be like, 'That's on me.' He'd be like, 'Don't worry.' It was like the voice of God."

Pat McAfee seems to be really enjoying his time on SmackDown so far, and we have no doubt he will only continue to get better in the weeks to come.

Are you enjoying Pat McAfee on SmackDown so far? What do you think about his meeting with Vince McMahon? Let us know your thoughts by sounding off in the comments section below.

Thanks to Fightful for the transcription of this podcast.

Published 27 Apr 2021
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