Former NFL roommates Happy Corbin and Pat McAfee eye SummerSlam classic
Pestock, better known as Happy Corbin in WWE, and McAfee first met in 2009. “I wish there would be more of a correlation drawn to the athleticism of upper collegiate and NFL-level football players,” Corbin said. Corbin went from the somewhat brooding, black-clad Lone Wolf to aligning himself with Stephanie McMahon’s on-screen character, adopting the authoritative Constable Corbin persona. In 2019, Corbin won the King of the Ring tournament, thus transforming into King Corbin. “My job is to irritate people to no extent, to get hundreds of thousands of people to boo me, to really just get under people’s skin and make these good guys, guys that we are building, people who children are cheering for, mean something.wftv.com
Trae Young back at MSG -- this time playing a wrestling heel
ATLANTA — (AP) — Trae Young was back at Madison Square Garden. Wearing a gray Hawks hoodie, Young was the perfect wrestling villain after getting under the skin of Knicks fans with his stellar performance in a sport that's not scripted. Young hit a game-winning shot against the Knicks in Game 1 of the playoffs, sparking the Hawks to a five-game upset victory. Which, of course, provided the perfect setup for Young to play a bad-guy role in wrestling. “The ref said, ‘Hey, Trae, you’re not that special, pal,'” crowed WWE commentator Pat McAfee, a former NFL punter.wftv.com
Record-breaking kicker Adam Vinatieri plans to retire
The 48-year-old former Colts and New England Patriots star told former teammate and SiriusXM radio host Pat McAfee that he plans to retire. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File) (Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS — (AP) — Adam Vinatieri used his strong leg to become the NFL’s career scoring leader. The 48-year-old former Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots star told former teammate and SiriusXM radio host Pat McAfee that he plans to retire. Vinatieri scored 2,673 points and made 599 field goals, breaking both records previously held by Morten Andersen. Vinatieri made 29 game-winning kicks during his career, including three that won Super Bowl titles for New England.wftv.com
Packers planning for long-term future that includes Rodgers
Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur say they expect Aaron Rodgers to remain their teams starting quarterback in 2021 and beyond. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and coach Matt LaFleur say they expect Aaron Rodgers to remain their team’s starting quarterback in 2021 and beyond. The subject came up again when Rodgers discussed his future after the NFC championship game. Absolutely he will be here for a long time.”LaFleur also said Monday he is promoting Maurice Drayton, who worked as assistant special teams coach this past season, to take over as special teams coach. The Packers announced Friday that special teams coach Shawn Mennenga was fired and that Mike Pettine wouldn’t return as defensive coordinator.