At NXT TakeOver: XXX, Pat McAfee impressed many during his match with Adam Cole. Fans were somewhat underwhelmed when the bout was first announced, but the consensus was that they had one of the best matches of the night.
The former Indianapolis Colts punter was so impressive many wondered if he planned to wrestle again. McAfee has since said he isn't under contract with WWE, but he didn't rule out stepping back inside the ring.
His opponent at NXT TakeOver: XXX is seemingly laying the groundwork for a possible rematch as during a recent interview with TribLIVE, Cole said McAfee isn't good enough to a be full-time wrestler.
The Leader of The Undisputed ERA said: "Pat absolutely exceeded expectations. I don't think anybody expected him to perform as well as he did, I certainly didn't expect him to do as well as he did. To be honest, as far as a guy who is a natural, someone with a lot of gifts, someone who does love pro wrestling, Pat McAfee checks all those boxes. As far as a first match, McAfee impressed across the board.
"I don't want him to trick himself though because he did well against me, that all of a sudden now he can wrestle full-time or become the NXT Champion tomorrow. He is still incredibly conceited. He's an amazing athlete, but he still didn't beat me. I seriously can't stand Pat McAfee. He did really good, but he's still not good enough and definitely not good enough to be full-time. He got his taste of pro wrestling and now he's back at his normal gig."
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.