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Pat McAfee details his first meeting with Vince McMahon

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Pat McAfee made his WWE SmackDown commentary debut two weeks ago, but didn’t get the chance to meet WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon at the time.

That changed last week as the WWE boss was backstage at the show this past Friday night and McAfee had a meeting with him although it was brief.

The former NFL punter broke everything down during the Monday edition of his radio show, the Pat McAfee Show

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"I've always heard Vince [give] a firm handshake. I was told by a couple of people, 'hey, when he's talking, don't feel obligated to nod because there's a chance he'll think you're not even paying attention. He is 100% invested in you' when he's having this conversation...Michael Cole and I go to meet him before we go on the air.

After waiting 15 minutes, I go in and he looks awesome. Swagged out. great fit, standing up at the time. He goes, 'Pat.' I'm coming in, 'Vince.' Good shake, good pass, great web to web, great eye contact. I go, 'I know you don't like to be complimented but I'd be remiss if I didn't thank you….” Definitely a kiss a** moment, but also something I wanted him to know.”

McAfee later added, “He told me a couple of things, made fun of Cole, kinda buried Cole. I go with a fist bump back, I didn't know if he's a fist bump guy. Good pop, laugh, walkout, the whole thing was 45 seconds to a minute.”

You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (he started talking about the meeting around 20 minutes into the show):