In an interview with Cathy Kelley backstage after Smackdown went off the air, Renee Young and Pat McAfee discussed the chaotic situation they were thrown in just hours before the show started.
Renee said she was contacted on Thursday night saying that she might be needed on commentary or doing backstage interviews depending on how things turned out but she didn’t know for sure she would be calling the show until a few hours before. She said that it was great because there was no time to stress and you had to go out there and do what you do and everything turned out great…apart from getting kicked in the face by Sonya Deville!
McAfee said he got a text message from Triple H at 1:42PM on Friday and asked him if he could make it to Buffalo. He had just been to Waco, Texas, and then to Indianapolis, Indiana and said that Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, let him use his private jet to fly to Buffalo where he arrived an hour and a half before Smackdown started. McAfee then flew to Memphis, Tennessee to make it to CBS College Game Day! McAfee added that this was a dream come true for him and one from the bucket list.