What Impromptu Match Was Added To WWE WrestleMania 39 Night 1?

The latest in a series of last-minute additions to the 'Mania card was...

WWE WrestleMania 39 Pat McAfee The Miz Snoop Dogg

The past several years have seen WWE adding matches to its two-night WrestleMania cards during the show, with challenges thrown down and accepted in the moment.

The most famous of these has to be last year's Night 1 main event, when "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Kevin Owens had a match that grew out of the Rattlesnake appearing as a guest on the KO Show during 'Mania 38.

Saturday, WWE threw another impromptu match our way when WrestleMania hosts the Miz and Snoop Dogg were in the ring to announce the totally real and accurate attendance figure of 80,497. Snoop suggested that the only thing that could make things better was if Miz had a match, which prompted Miz to say he had issued an open challenge on social media, but no one had accepted.


Cue the music, and out came Pat McAfee, who walked to the ring while Michael Cole had a coronary. Miz naturally cowered, but Snoop stepped in and made the match.

The "match" was basically McAfee hitting his high spots and allowing an opportunity for George Kittle, an NFL superstar sitting ringside, to hop the barricade and take out Miz when the referee was distracted. Naturally, McAfee won with a punt, allowing the football stars to celebrate while Miz once again ate a sh** sandwich.


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.