Retired NFL Kicker Pat McAfee Pursuing Dream To Become A Pro Wrestler

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Pat McAfee has a desire to be a pro wrestler and he’s going for his dream.

Back in February, the former Indianapolis Colts kicker shocked the entire sports world when he retired from the league at age 29 to join Barstool Sports’ blog and podcast.

Now that he doesn’t have to worry about OTAs and training camps around this time, McAfee plans on pursuing his life-long dream of being a pro wrestler by rebuilding his wrestling ring and training with legendary wrestling coach Rip Rogers.


Rebuilt my wrestling ring yesterday.. met with legendary pro wrestling coach Rip Rogers this morning.. this is going to be a wild ride. #ChaseEveryDream #LetsGo #DontBeAPunt

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Back in January, McAfee talked about the passion he has for the sport during an interview.

Via IndyStar

“I used to sit in my room — I grew up in a very blue-collar family, and every Monday night was my escape. I’d watch (WCW’s Monday Night) ‘Nitro’ and (WWE’s Monday Night) ‘Raw,’ and I would see the Nature Boy (Ric Flair) talking about limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, all that stuff. And you’d hear the Rock and his persona and his image and Triple-H, Stone Cold … those are the guys I wanted to be. My dream was always to become a professional wrestler. I kicked a football one day and found out it would go real far and a business decision kind of took me that way. But wrestling is still on my mind.”

This past December, he even celebrated a successful kick by doing the classic Razor Ramon ‘bad guy’ dance:


Back in 2009, McAfee wrestled one match in a small West Virginia pro wrestling circuit:

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