Triple H Says Pat McAfee’s Only Limitations Are ‘He’s A Busy Guy’, Praises Bad Bunny’s Work Ethic
Triple H hopes to have Pat McAfee back on the black and gold brand at some point and can’t stop praising the efforts of another celebrity entering the WWE Universe.
Triple H fielded questions on a media call ahead of NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day, one of which was about the status of former NFL star / Barstool Sports’ host Pat McAfee. It’s been months since McAfee was “fired” from the company, but The Game does make note that Pat indeed still wants to have some skin in the game.
“Pat’s limitations are he’s a busy guy. Pat is one of the most successful—and I’d hate to put a title on [all that he does] because I feel like that would limit him,” he started off saying, “Just look at everything he does. As you can imagine going into the playoffs and into the Super Bowl, it was a very busy time for him. Everybody leans into everything and has a take on it and then it runs on the Internet and everybody speculates and Pat loves that. As do we, so his learning about his firing on the air was greatly exaggerated. [laughs]
“Pat, he’s a busy dude. We’ve been talking about it and he said, ‘Look give me a moment to breath when the Super Bowl is over,’ cause he just got married not that long ago and he’s like, ‘If I don’t take a breath for a minute after this Super Bowl, I might not be married for that much longer.’ My words, not his—I think he just needed to take a breather. If we can engage here [with him in NXT] back again… he loves it and that’s the one thing I love about Pat. When you have somebody from outside that comes in that loves it, and by outside it’s hard for me to even refer to him as an outsider because he so loves what we do that it’s hard not to see him like an insider,” he says about McAfee before making note of another outside celebrity that shows passion and dedication to the one true sport.
“I can tell you I have not been more impressed with anyone sort of walking in the door with a ‘Hey, I’d like to do this thing with you guys and kind of engage with you,’ as Bad Bunny. He is phenomenal, so respectful to what we do, is the biggest fan, is living a dream right now, but in every way you could possibly imagine, he’s respectful and loves what we’re doing, and is so into it. I see him training all the time, I see him working out all the time. When he’s there, he’s just one of the guys and it’s awesome to see, and I really can’t say enough good stuff about him.”
(Transcription credit should go to @DominicDeAngelo of WrestleZone)