WWE backstage news on Pat McAfee and when he may return

According to Fightful Select, there is internal speculation within WWE that Pat McAfee is returning to WWE soon. It was further said that a source noted that McAfee’s name was discussed for the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.

McAfee is currently signed to a multi-year deal with WWE. However, he has currently been off from WWE since September 2022, so he could work on ESPN’s College GameDay show on Saturday’s. There were previous reports that he would be back with WWE in early 2023. He and his wife are expecting a child. Wade Barrett has been filling in for McAfee on Friday Night SmackDown.