WWE SummerSlam rivals Pat McAfee and Baron 'Happy' Corbin unrecognizable in throwback pic from time as NFL roommates | The Sun

PAT MCAFEE and Baron 'Happy' Corbin have come a long way from their NFL days – as these throwback pics confirm.

The WWE pairing are all set to face-off in a mammoth football-on-football showdown at SummerSlam.

Former Colts punter and fan favorite McAfee recently penned a multi-year deal with WWE.

While Corbin is approaching ten years with the organization after the ex-Colts offensive lineman made the jump to wrestling in 2012.

Back in their Indianapolis days, the pair were roommates as they looked to make it big in the dog-eat-dog world of the NFL.

And throwback pictures – posted by the WWE to their loyal Twitter following – show just how far they have come.

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The fresh-faced football players are in stark contrast to the wrestling heroes who are set to face-off in style on July 30.

While the then-330lb Corbin shared the secret of his huge gridiron frame.

He jokingly told his 500k followers: "19.5 inch neck and 330lbs. Fueled by pizza, milkshakes and pancakes."

There's already been plenty of tough-talk flying around, with Corbin giving his ex-teammate grief for "sitting behind a desk".

Calling out McAfee on SmackDown, he said: "I’m in Kansas City, and you knew that.

"You’re in Austin, in your safe place, standing behind your desk, standing on your desk, sitting in your chair, running your mouth.

"That’s what you do, though.

"You knew I wasn’t going to be in Austin, so you’re flapping your gums and putting my name in your mouth.

"Well, Pat, let’s see how tough you really are when we’re standing face to face, punk!"

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The match will be McAfee's fifth in the WWE, with two occurring on the same night at an epic Wrestlemania 38.

Pat didn't begin in-ring training until 2020 but his naturally athletic performances have a huge hit with fans.

And it looks like the WWE faithful are looking forward to the Colt vs Colt match-up at Nissan Stadium.

One wrote on Twitter: "McAfee is surprisingly great in the ring. watched his wargames match recently and it was awesome."

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While another added: "I think we already know who was on the starting roster and who was on the practice squad".

And Forbes writer Michael Lore said: "Peyton Manning special guest referee?"

McAfee was a two-time Pro Bowler during his time in the NFL, spending his entire seven-year career with the Colts.

Corbin meanwhile was a practice squad member for both the Colts and the Cardinals, but failed to start an NFL game for either.

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