EXCLUSIVE: Reason Pat McAfee Did Not Work Crown JewelOctober 22, 2021
Pat was kept back for a just-in-case moment.
Yesterday WWE ran the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia and the show itself was pretty good. The commentary team was was Michael Cole, Crey Graves, and Byron Saxton. Some asked why Pat McAfee was not working the show after he recently stated he was not invited to go. Yet there is no real big reason he was not brought.
We spoke with a source within WWE who stated that McAfee was not brought to Saudi Arabia just in case there was an issue with travel. In case some did not make it back in time like back in 2019, at least one of the main Smackdown announce team is back in the states able to work the show.
If you remember back in 2019 WWE had an issue where the plan from Saudi Arabia was delayed and many people slated to work Smackdown were unable to make it to the show in time. This is when WWE called upon McAfee for the first time to do commentary on one of their shows.
We got many questions asking if there was some big reason why they did not bring Pat and really it was just for a “just in case” measure if there were any travel issues.