SUMMERSLAM/PAT MCAFEE: Pat McAfee reflects on SummerSlam match and the killer humidity in Nashville

Posted on 8/02/122 by Colin Vassallo

Smackdown commentator Pat McAfee discussed
his SummerSlam experience during today’s Pat
McAfee Show, immediately saying that he
should have prepared differently and was not
prepared for the humidity.

“Just walking into the stadium, I took a
nice deep breath of that human air, and it
was thick, it was sauna thick,” McAfee said.
“It was humid as f*ck and I didn’t think
about it while I was training in my basement
with the air conditioning.”

McAfee said that he started hydrating
earlier drinking lots of water and Gatorades
backstage because “this is gonna be hot as
f*ck in here” and said it was “bush league”
on his part for not thinking about the

He noted how the ropes were super wet and
the shoes he wore were new and never tried
them on the ropes. He mentioned the two
close calls he had falling, the first one
when he went for the superplex and his shin
bounced off the ropes but thankfully he hung
on to Corbin like a koala bear and survived.
The second one was when he went for the
swanton bomb.

He said that when he went up the ropes,
“immediate regret” was the sound that was
going in his brain and he should have done
more work with the shoes on the ropes.
McAfee survived that one too and nearly fell
off the top rope but managed to balance
himself before launching on to Corbin.

“It wasn’t the cleanest match I’ve ever had,
I certainly wasn’t prepared for the humidity
as I should have been but I am pumped that I
got out there with the W,” McAfee said,
closing the segment.

“It was a very surreal evening and I’m very
thankful to everybody who made it happen,
obviously all the people in WWE but also the
f*cking fans. You guys are the coolest
people of all time,” he said.

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