In a recent interview with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand of The Marchand And Ourand Sports Media Podcast, WWE CEO Nick Khan discussed whether Pat McAfee will be part of WrestleMania 39 this weekend, stemming from his surprise appearance at the 2023 WWE Royal Rumble.
“We have no plans to have him there this weekend. The world is his oyster, he’s 36 years old, look at his relevancy factor when you talk to young children, I have two young children and when I talk to them, it’s often McAfee, that’s what’s in the wheelhouse for them. If you look at any of the traditional buyers, what do they want, they want a young, diverse audience and what does McAfee bring, a young, diverse audience, he doesn’t get political to the extreme either way.
He had Aaron Rodgers on, respectfully develops that relationship and becomes the go-home for Aaron Rodgers, and you see that with more athletes and Pat, he’s not looking to annihilate anybody or crucify them, he’s looking to have good content and his content has been terrific, he’ll determine ultimately where he wants his home to be, our hope is that he does more with us.”
The full interview is available at this link.