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Pat McAfee says WWE WrestleMania 38 was 'a dream come true'

McAfee defeated Austin Theory, lost to Vince McMahon, and got stunned by Steve Austin.
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At the start of his radio show on Monday, Pat McAfee commented on his experience at WrestleMania 38.

The SmackDown commentator made his WWE main roster in-ring debut by defeating Vince McMahon's protege Austin Theory at WrestleMania 38 night two on Sunday. But that wasn't McAfee's only match of the night. After McAfee vs. Theory, McMahon stepped into the ring to face McAfee in an impromptu match.

McAfee lost to McMahon due to interference by Theory, including Theory giving McAfee a low blow. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin then appeared and dished out stunners to Theory and McMahon. Austin and McAfee shared beers together until Austin also stunned him too.

"Last night was a dream come true. Last night I had the time of my life. Last night -- I should have been undefeated at WrestleMania and then I got, you know, set up. I got bamboozled. There's no way that was a sanctioned match. So, I'm still undefeated at WrestleMania," McAfee said on The Pat McAfee Show.

McAfee said he can't thank everyone enough for the love they sent him after his matches.

"Absolutely thankful for everybody and everything. Austin Theory, you know, he's a good kid. He's on his way. I was very fortunate to be in there. And there was some cool stuff that took place at WrestleMania. And shout out to everybody on the internet that gave me a lot of love last night. I can't thank you enough," McAfee said.

"Last night was a f*cking dream and you all are the best."

McAfee thanked WWE for getting "Seven Nation Army" by The White Stripes as his entrance music. McAfee said making his pro wrestling entrance is something he's thought about in his mind 10 million times.

McAfee also said that he had no idea that the stunner from Austin was happening.

Prior to WrestleMania 38, McAfee had wrestled twice for WWE. Both of those matches were for NXT in 2020.

McAfee, who is a former NFL All-Pro punter, won Rookie of the Year in the 2020 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards.

McAfee has been part of the SmackDown commentary team since April 2021.