Pat McAfee says The Rock gave him permission to use his famous catchphrase on SmackDown.
McAfee challenged Happy Corbin to a match at SummerSlam on the June 24 edition of the show. During the segment, he used a line that was a frequent part of The Rock's promos.
"When I get to put on the headset and talk into the microphone for the millions...," McAfee said before allowing the live crowd to add, "and millions!"
McAfee addressed getting The Rock's approval to use the line during an episode of The Pat McAfee Show on Monday.
"In the wrestling world, when you say somebody else's catchphrase, it's kind of, you know, a thing," he said. "Also, don't want to go too in the weeds here but did get permission beforehand from Dwayne Johnson to be able to say it."
McAfee continued to say he had actually gotten The Rock's permission to use the line during his angle with Austin Theory.
"If you do recall, in my last program, Austin Theory, when I was allowed to speak into the mic, I was in the middle of doing it and then I got interrupted. That was around the time when I originally got the okay to say it. That was in Miami, I think that night actually, so it would've went bananas."
"I'm very, very, very grateful and thankful for The Rock and I appreciate the hell out of him on the back side of it saying 'hey, pretty good usage of it," McAfee continued. "I'm very, very thankful for The Rock."
"That's huge in the wrestling world. He's the guy on the microphone."