The Miz Genuinely Didn't Know About Pat McAfee Match At WWE WrestleMania 39

Pat McAfee on his WWE WrestleMania 39 match with The Miz

While Nick Khan had claimed ahead of WrestleMania 39 that WWE had no plans for Pat McAfee at the Show of Shows, that ultimately turned out to be a lie as McAfee made his return to WWE for an impromptu match with The Miz on night one of WrestleMania. McAfee won the match with the assistance of George Kittle. 

Speaking about the match on the Pat McAfee Show, the former NFL punter revealed The Miz didn't know he would be facing McAfee until Saturday, April 1.

"There were three people that knew, in the whole world, that was going to be a situation for a little bit. We needed the moment to pop up. Finally, when Miz said, 'I sent out an open challenge.' All parties were like, 'Now is the time.' Michael Cole had no idea I was there. He walked by the bus one time, actually seen him. Haven't seen that guy in a long time, miss that guy, would like to talk to that guy. Can't because we don't know if the moment is going to come, and I don't want to distract him. Obviously, Miz did not know until Saturday. For shoot. When my music hit is near when Miz found out. He might have thought, 'Is there somebody back there who wants to come dance?' He never expected it to be me," McAfee said.

McAfee then acknowledged that four people might have known about his return, with one of being the tech person who set up the TVs on the bus. 

The former SmackDown commentator's long-term future in WWE remains unclear.

H/T to Fightful

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