Pat McAfee has detailed his first meeting with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon after taking on the role of Analyst for the WWE Smackdown commentary team.
McAfee joined Michael Cole at the Smackdown broadcast table the week following WrestleMania 37 in a shake up of the commentary teams in WWE.
The 33-year-old has now offered an insight into how his first meeting with new boss McMahon went after taking on the role.
Speaking on the Pat McAfee Show, he said: "There was a little bit of nerves and anticipation. I've done a lot of research on this man. Always heard [give] Vince a firm handshake. I was told by a couple of people, 'when he's talking, don't feel obligated to nod because there's a chance he'll think you're not paying attention. He is 100% invested in you when he's having this conversation. Be in the moment.'
"Michael Cole and I go to meet him before we go on the air. I go in there, get called in after waiting 15 minutes, I go in and he looks awesome! Swagged out. Great fit. He goes, 'Pat.' I'm coming in [for the handshake]. 'Vince.' Good shake. Great web to web, great eye contact. I go, 'I know you don't like to be complimented, but I'd be remiss if I didn't thank you.' Definitely a kiss ass moment, but also something I wanted him to know.
"He told me a couple of things, buried Cole. I go with a fist bump back, I didn't know if he's a fist bump guy. Good pop. Whole thing was 45 seconds to a minute."