The most recent edition to the Friday Night Smackdown announce team recently sat down for an interview with The New York Post, and discussed his new job.
Ahead of his second appearance on Smackdown, Pat McAfee discussed his role as an announcer, and told Joseph Staszewski:
“I’m trying to be something that provides a little more assist for stories that are happening as opposed to interjecting myself in stories,” said McAfee. “But it was difficult not to be a heel full-time in there, I will say. I think that will naturally turn up a little bit, but I don’t think you’ll ever expect me going on to commentary … maybe it will happen, but I don’t think so, though … of me saying, ‘it must suck to suck’ or whatever to whoever is listening. I don’t know if that’s going to happen… Maybe it will. Maybe that’s how it will kind of feel and lead to. But for me, I’m naturally more of a heel, but I also want to make sure I’m not distracting from all the incredible things going on SmackDown.”
McAfee, who wrestled against Adam Cole at last year’s NXT Takeover 30, also explained what his goal is behind the commentary desk, and how he plans to make the job “my own”. Pat said:
“I think there’s a lot of greats, obviously I think a lot of people helped shape my personality,” said McAfee. “But I’m really trying to make it my own in there. There’s going to hopefully be some traits of people I watched over the years that you might hear a little bit of influence from. But I hope to really make it my own.”
(H/T and transcribed by WrestleZone)