The Real Reason Why Pat McAfee Missed WWE Hell In A Cell 2022

Pat McAfee explains why he wasn't on commentary at WWE's Hell In A Cell.

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Pat McAfee has explained why he wasn't on commentary for WWE's latest Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.

The SmackDown announcer told listeners/viewers tuning in for his podcast that company bosses made the decision because "SmackDown only had one match and all parties agreed that it was probably not worth the trip to Chicago and back for that".

Pat then went on to mention that the only blue brand bout (Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin in a 'No Holds Barred' effort) "ended up being a 13-minute match". So, in short, WWE didn't think it was worthwhile flying McAfee out to the Allstate Arena just for that.


Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton and Pat's Friday night pal Michael Cole were the announcers who handled business at HIAC - McAfee is expected to be back on the call for this Friday's episode of SmackDown, and he'll probably be on hand for Money In The Bank come 2 July too.

Pat was a big miss behind the desk last weekend. His infectious energy often brings the best out in Cole, and he knows WWE's storylines inside and out.

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