A popular WWE name is expected to make a move to ESPN.
At WrestleMania 39, Pat McAfee made his surprise return to the company to defeat The Miz in a match. This followed his hiatus to become a weekly panelist on ESPN’s College Gameday before returning to the commentary table at WWE Royal Rumble 2023.
His two brief returns has not seen the star back at commentary with Michael Cole on a weekly basis, but McAfee also just celebrated the birth of his first child.
Per the New York Post, Pat McAfee is expected to exit FanDuel and sign a deal to move to ESPN, with the announcement coming as soon as the Upfronts take place on May 16.
McAfee recently posed for a photo with one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, Disney’s Bob Iger.
Neither ESPN nor McAfee have chosen to comment on the news as of now.
Here’s a recap of what happened on the May 8 episode of WWE Raw:
Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins def. Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Mustafa Ali def. Otis when Chad Gable and Maxxine Dupri argued and distracted Otis
Finn Balor def. Cody Rhodes, The Miz in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
Brock Lesnar, who had cost Cody Rhodes the aforementioned three-way, attacked Rhodes and demanded a rematch from Backlash at Night of Champions, which Rhodes later accepted
Rhea Ripley def. Dana Brooke and was then confronted by Natalya
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn def. Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser
Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis reunited The Way backstage, and Gargano hinted at someone else returning soon which could be Tommaso Ciampa
Zoey Stark def. Nikki Cross
Becky Lynch returned and confronted Trish Stratus
Dominik Mysterio def. Xavier Woods
Seth Rollins def. Finn Balor in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship tournament
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