wrestling / News

Pat McAfee Weighs In On Bad Bunny’s WrestleMania Performance, Respecting the Business

April 11, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Pat McAfee, Extreme Rules

Pat McAfee appreciates that Bad Bunny put in the work to deliver at WrestleMania, and discussed his own work for his matches on social media. McAfee is no stranger to the ring, having worked a feud with Adam Cole that culminated in the NXT Takeover: WarGames match. He posted to Twitter on Sunday to discuss what it’s like to be a celebrity non-wrestler coming in, and you can see the posts from Pat McAfee below:

“I appreciate the love from everybody..

A LOT of folks saying I’m the greatest non wrestler wrestler ever.. some stooges saying I’m not..I’m pumped to be in the conversation.

Let me put my wrestling hat on real quick.. The thing that made me fall in love with wrestling was the larger than life personas talking about & doing some of the coolest things imaginable..The suspension of disbelief came from watching folks commit their entire being to what they were doing. The walking, the talking, the wrestling.. the joy, the pain, the drama.. if SOLD properly the coolest and most genuine stuff on earth..

It felt like every time an “outsider” would come into the universe, they were immediately hated by most fans deep down.. There are numerous reasons 4 the hate.. 1. They were potentially taking a spot that somebody’s favorite full time wrestler could’ve had.. 2. They’re doing something that every fan wishes they could also be doing.. Or 3, they felt as if the outsider was just using wrestling & disrespecting the art.

For me, I legitimately had thoughts about what I would do if I ever got the opp to be in that position..

Imma be ready.

Imma buy in completely..

& imma act as if I’m never gonna be allowed in there again.

I bought my own ring.. I’d run the ropes and take bumps in my barn all by myself for yrs & yrs.. nobody would understand what was going on..

Tough 2 explain that I was preparing for a potential opportunity that nobody knew would show up or not.

Then it did.. it came time 2 utilize my film study throughout my entire fanhood life & buy ALL THE WAY in..if you don’t.. it’s wildly obvious and hurts the whole damn show.. then.. I acted as if I was never gonna be allowed to do it again. I want to do EVERYTHING. Let’s go..

The thing about what I did and what Bad Bunny did is, we committed to the entertainment. We appreciated and respected the business & ourselves so much that we didn’t want to be remembered as someone who came in from the outside and botched the opp.. We wanted to give the fans an opportunity to buy in and enjoy it.. Bad Bunny killed it..& I enjoyed the absolute hell out of it I wonder if Bad Bunny’s destroyer is better than Adam Cole’s.. I’d assume yes because Adam Cole is an absolute bum but nonetheless..

I kick out of Destroyers these days anyways.

Go Wrestling.”

article topics :

Bad Bunny, Pat McAfee, Jeremy Thomas