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DALLAS — A former Indianapolis Colt went down to Dallas, Texas and picked up a win on the Grandest Stage of Them All.

Former Colts punter Pat McAfee wrestled Sunday night in front of over 70,000 fans at WWE WrestleMania 38. This was McAfee’s third official match inside a WWE ring. His opponent was WWE Superstar Austin Theory.

McAfee and Theory had an action-packed, back-and-forth match that lasted 9 minutes and 40 seconds. McAfee managed to defeat Theory, but was attacked after the match by Theory and WWE Chairman and owner, Vince McMahon.

That’s when the glass shattered and WWE Hall of Famer, and McMahon’s worst enemy, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin made his way to the ring and saved McAfee. Austin hit his “Stone Cold” Stunner finishing move on both Theory and McMahon and sent them on their way through the curtain.

McAfee and Austin celebrated by drinking beer in the ring, until Austin gave one more crowd-pleasing Stunner to McAfee.

McAfee played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2009 to 2016. McAfee played in two NFL Pro Bowls, and was named an All-Pro in 2014. McAfee was known as “The Boomstick” for his powerful punts. He retired as a Colt in 2017. He won the 2020 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Rookie of the Year award. Since April 2021, McAfee has served as color commentator for WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX.