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Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory set for WWE WrestleMania 38

Theory announced he would be McAfee's opponent on tonight's SmackDown.

Pat McAfee will take on Austin Theory at WrestleMania.

On tonight’s episode of SmackDown, Raw star Theory came out and berated McAfee, saying that he had been set up by McMahon when McMahon was on McAfee’s podcast on Thursday afternoon. Theory then went to the announce table and said that he McAfee’s opponent for WrestleMania. He then slapped McAfee, stunning him as Theory took selfies and left.

McMahon on yesterday’s episode of The Pat McAfee show offered McAfee a match at WrestleMania, with McAfee accepting. A report from last week noted that a match between McAfee and McMahon was in the internal WrestleMania 38 schedule.

Here are the current cards for WrestleMania 38, which takes place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on April 2 and 3:

Night one (Saturday, April 2) --

  • SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair defends against Ronda Rousey
  • Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch defends against Bianca Belair
  • Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul
  • Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin

Night two (Sunday, April 3) --

  • Winner-take-all championship unification match: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns

Night to be determined --

  • AJ Styles vs. Edge
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Carmella & Zelina Vega defend against Sasha Banks & Naomi
  • Pat McAfee vs. Austin Theory