Before Kicking In The NFL Bro King Pat McAfee Tried Pro Wrestling Against A Guy Named ‘Warpig’ (VIDEOS)
Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee, as we all know by now, is awesome. He’s so awesome, in fact, that he’s the only kicker to ever be proclaimed a Bro King by us. (Though Marquette King, should he stick around long enough, is well on his way.)
So this story about how McAfee went against his agent’s wishes and tried his hand at a little professional wrestling before heading to the NFL just fits right in with his epic personality.
Reports the Indianapolis Star…
“My agent said, ‘Do not get in that ring, whatever you do. Please!’” McAfee remembered. “So I go down there, and they go, ‘You want to get in the ring?’ And I go, ‘Yeah! ‘Absolutely!’”
Thus, McAfee’s professional wrestling career was born. And much like that other career of his, it was a resounding success. After getting tossed around the ring for a few minutes by Warpig, McAfee turned the tables late in the match and felled the behemoth with a swift kick to the chin — at least a very realistic looking swift kick to the chin.
“I don’t want to say it was perfect,” McAfee said, “but I didn’t kick him in the head, I just nicked him. I slapped my leg and everything. I made it look good.”
But, much to McAfee’s disappointment, that would be his last opportunity to show the world what he could do inside the squared circle. Not long after he pinned Warpig, the Indianapolis Colts selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft, putting an immediate end to activities that endanger his very valuable right leg.
“If it wasn’t for finding out that my right leg could kick a ball really far, which is what I did, I am 100 percent certain that I would be attempting to be or would be a professional wrestler,” McAfee said.
While this is utterly hilarious, it’s no joke, McAfee even owns his own wrestling ring!
Here’s video of his one match against “Warpig” and the classic interview afterwards…
As for whether he’ll ever get back in the ring professionally, guess what his response was?
“I’m undefeated,” he says with a grin. “1-0. I took down Warpig. Now it’s like, Who’s next?”
While a rematch with Warpig or a throwdown with WWE owner and chairman Vince McMahon (the person McAfee would most like to fight) isn’t in the cards anytime soon, don’t underestimate McAfee. The moment he retires from the NFL, he’s “going for it.”
Of that I have absolutely zero doubt.
Be sure to head over to the Star for the rest of the story as well as a hilarious McAfee Q&A.
H/T Fox Sports