Kevin Patrick Reveals He Wasn't Upset About WWE Release, Was Ready To Leave The Company

Kevin Patrick knows his true calling is outside of WWE

Kevin Patrick was released from his WWE contract in January 2024, ending his three year stay with WWE in which he acted as play-by-play commentator, backstage interview, host of RAW Talk, among other roles in the promotion. Patrick spent a very short time on the unemployment line, taking up a new position as the lead host of MLS 360 on Apple TV.

When looking back at his time in WWE, Patrick doesn’t take any sadness from his release, explaining so during his appearance on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

Football was always gonna win, if there was ever a collision and there was one on the horizon, very clearly on the horizon. If I’m in Boise, Idaho on a Friday night, for example, doing SmackDown, how am I gonna be in a studio in New York at 1 o’clock on a Saturday? And this was coming. I also wasn’t their long-term guy. They need someone who’s all in. Michael Cole has missed two shows in 27 years. 

And they (the fans) deserve more. That chair deserves more. So for me, it was time. I wanted to leave. I got to a place where, like, I had a chat with Michael Cole weeks before and I said, ‘Look, if there’s a thinking here that I move on, fine, I’m good. Let’s hug it out, let’s be on our way.’ I still talk to Michael Cole on the phone. When we went through with the release and everything else, I told him he’s the best boss I ever had and I stand by that. He’s a tremendous guy and everyone I worked with was great. It’s a chapter in your life. I wasn’t overly upset about it at all, I don’t think they were. I think it worked out best for the product on TV and for me. I’m all in on what I’m doing now and I love it, but when WWE’s in Atlanta, I’ll pop down and I’ll say hello to some friends. 

Patrick then went on to talk about many of his friends in WWE such as Becky Lynch, Sheamus, and more, noting how several talent reached out to him after he was let go. 

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