Pat McAfee has commented on the recent reports that came out about him having been pulled from NXT TV by WWE after TakeOver WarGames.
Dave Meltzer reported that news, saying that it was WWE’s decision and not McAfee’s, but then later clarified that it wasn’t due to any heat between McAfee and the company.
Obviously, before that clarification was provided, rumours had already began after the initial report that he’d been pulled from TV, and Pat McAfee wasn’t able to escape from them.
He jokingly tweeted at the time “I think I got fired on Christmas”, but has now responded with further comments.
Speaking on his radio show, McAfee brough up a tweet from Twitter user ‘BennyButz’, who wrote:
#PatIDontWantToOverreactBUT NXT did the right thing to can you on XMAS. They’re tired of cleaning spray tan off the canvas. Get some sun son.
McAfee responded to that by saying:
“Hey Benny Butz, get off my ass, dude. I tried to get some sun, son, but Indiana doesn’t have any for like five or six months, what do you want from me? I’m super caucasian, I become red easily. I have a tanning bed in my house, but I got third-degree burns from the first time I laid on it. My entire body looked like a goddamn zebra for six months. I can’t use it, so I use the spray tan. My first match, NXT TakeOver 30 against Adam Cole, I made some rookie mistakes and I should have been undefeated after that match. Maybe I got too dark of a spray tan. I didn’t go to my spray tan machine, I went to another one down in Florida and maybe that one was cooked a little too much. Maybe, when I was sweating, it was falling onto the canvas. Maybe everything that guy is saying is close to accurate, but that doesn’t mean I should have to read on the internet, all day Christmas, that NXT has just written me off of television for the rest of my life. F**k you, Benny Butz!”
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