Pat McAfee has revealed that he is tested by WWE wellness.
Pat McAfee is not only a SmackDown commentator alongside Michael Cole, but he also steps inside the squared circle to compete as well.
The former NFL punter has kept himself in good shape and has been able to step in the ring twice since joining the commentary team.
Speaking to Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Show, McAfee was asked if he has ever considered taking steroids now that he is in the WWE.
“They have a whole Wellness Policy at the WWE because of, what you are alluding to, where there is, they drug test rather often at the WWE. There is always going to be people talking about some people not being tested, there are always conspiracy theories about everything, but I’ve been tested, given my blood to the WWE numerous times. 100% serious. There is a lot of things happening when you start injecting your body with stuff and people who are already high energy and very emotional. There is stuff that has happened through evolution of human and evolution of WWE where they have had to put in different rules and evolve heavily. The Wellness Policy is a big one because of all the things you are immediately thinking of.”
Discussing his time in the NFL and making the transition to WWE, the SmackDown commentator continued to say:
“Now, with that being said, when I was in the NFL and we’d see a guy walk into the locker room who was obviously on something that the rest of us would not take because it’d fail a test, there was immediate chatter out of my brain, ‘as soon as I retire, I’m getting on whatever that guy is on.’ You’d see someone come walking in, yoked out of their mind, ‘Okay, what, he was just drinking protein shakes? Haha. I’m gonna get into that.’ As I’ve grown older, I’ve found two things; difficult to find in Indiana, where I live. It’s not just something you walk up to the corner store and say, ‘Hey, I’m looking to look like this guy who walked into the locker room when I was playing, what do I need to take?’ Also, I’m starting to think more about life. I thought I was going to die young for a long time. I was burning that thing from both ends real hard, that’s well documented, everyone knows that. Now that I’m getting older, I’m trying to take care of myself a little bit and I don’t know if I want to shove everything horses take into their bodies, into mine. If science gets to a point where it’s healthy and safe, and it’s not going to kill me too young, I will certainly take something that will make my metabolism be a little quicker like it used to be, (and help) my recovery time. I haven’t dove into those waters just yet.”
WWE implemented the Wellness Policy in 2006 following the death of Eddie Guerrero. The program is administered independently from the company.
McAfee defeated Happy Corbin at last Saturday’s SummerSlam event. On a new episode of The Pat McAfee Show, the former NFL punter admitted that things went wrong before and during the match.
Keep track of Pat McAfee’s win-loss record in WWE (for televised matches) at this link.
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