On Sunday night fans saw Pat McAfee face off against Austin Theory at WrestleMania 38, and Pat McAfee managed to defeat Theory on the Grandest Stage Of Them All. However, McAfee’s celebration was short-lived as he challenged Vince McMahon to a match and he was defeated by McMahon shortly after.
Fightful Select reports that there were numerous people close to Vince on the creative team who vocally expressed that they thought his WrestleMania match was a terrible idea. Vince reportedly made the decision to wrestle on the show months ago.
It was noted that there were plenty of laughs had by Vince McMahon and the team in the days that followed the WrestleMania match. Vince McMahon reportedly recognized the match and Stunner sell as a terrible performance, but said that, “as long as people were laughing and entertained, it’s okay.”
It’s also being said that Vince McMahon laid out the entire post-match segment, including Austin Theory’s music hitting after the match, but McMahon reacted to the music as if it was Stone Cold’s which led to many laughs backstage.