Pat McAfee stated on his podcast that he almost walked out of WrestleMania because he was yelled at by Michael Cole. Cole yelled at him, almost in a panic, over McAfee wearing shorts during the WM Kick-Off show. McAfee started packing his things to leave, sating, “You can tell Michael Cole to go f*ck himself, I am leaving. I am not getting punked and yelled at like a child in front of everybody like that.”
Luckily things were cleared up before McAfee left in that it was explained that Cole was worried that McAfee would kill his chances in the WWE by wearing shorts at WrestleMania. Further it was explained to Vince McMahon that shorts were not a bad thing when worn with a suit by certain people.
QD – I’ll admit that while I’m extremely liberal when it comes to clothing, I was a bit shocked at McAfee’s shorts. He made it work as he has the personality for it, but that’s something that should have been cleared before going out there in front of the camera, especially at WrestleMania.