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Adam Cole Gets Angry During Interview on Pat McAfee’s Show, Shoves Producer and Storms Out (Video)

July 23, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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– Former NXT World champion Adam Cole got into it with Pac McAfee today when Cole appeared as a guest for The Pat McAfee Show. At one point, McAfee mentioned Cole’s size, and Cole became angry, knocking over his microphone stand and yelling at McAfee before storming out of the interview. You can watch a video of the incident below (h/t Heel By Nature.com).

At one point, Cole stated during the interview, “You’ve been taking jabs at me this whole show,” which McAfee denied. Cole added, “And Pat, guess what? I was the longest reigning NXT Champion of all time, and guess who did that all by themselves? Oh, that’s right, me! Did it all by myself!”

McAfee responded, “Nope! Don’t believe that. We watched the Takeovers, Adam. The Undisputed Era is the main reason why you’ve succeeded, but by the way, smart! That’s good business! That’s business, especially for you, because you’re kind of small.”

That remark then set off Adam Cole, who said, “Oh, we’re going to go with the size thing,” before knocking over his microphone setup. Cole went on a tirade, “F*** you, Pat! Seriously, I’m sick of your s***. I come the whole way here, take away time from my family and come to do your stupid, f***ing show! And you’re going to continue to disrespect me.” A staff member (the show’s producer Ty Schmit) then came up to Cole to try to calm him down. Cole then shoved him away, yelling, “Don’t touch me! F*** you, McAfee! F*** you! Piece of s***!” McAfee retorted, “No, f*** you! Get out of here,” as Cole stormed off.

After the incident, Pat McAfee tweeted out some direct messages between him and Cole from before the incident on the show. McAfee wrote on Twitter: “Hindsight is always 20/20 but I obviously regret this DM. I thought a convo between us could’ve been good content #ForTheShow but instead it ended in the most insane way imaginable. He broke a mic, a headset, pushed @tyschmit, & stormed out of our office. I’ve sat here for 20 minutes now trying to figure out what the hell just happened. I obviously never mean to disrespect anybody but, f*** that guy. There’s no way that’s how an ADULT human should act. I pride our show on being a positive, good time having, upbeat show & he will never be invited back.”

The producer of McAfee’s show, Ty Schmit, later added on Twitter, “Surprise surprise, @AdamColePro is a f***ing scumbag. Acts like a child, breaks a mic, breaks a headset, sprays a litany of F bombs disrespecting @PatMcAfeeShow, shoves me, then storms out of the studio and leaves before anyone here can address it. Classic punk tendencies.”

McAfee has previously done work as a broadcaster and digital analyst for WWE. You can watch the full video for McAfee’s show below. The incident occurs about two hours and seven minutes in.

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