Well, that didn’t last long. WWE has announced that they and lead Raw commentator Adnan Virk have mutually agreed to part ways. WWE thanked Adnan for his work on the show.
WWE and Adnan Virk have mutually agreed to part ways.
— WWE (@WWE) May 25, 2021
Virk was hired as the lead commentator for Raw on April 12, 2021, one day after WrestleMania 37. His first show was that evening. It is unknown at this time why Virk decided to leave the company.
Previously, Adnan worked at ESPN where he primarily covered college football and baseball. He was also a studio host for ESPN’s college football coverage and a play-by-play announcer and studio host for the network’s coverage of Major League Baseball. He has guest-hosted SportsCenter, Outside the Lines, Olbermann, ESPN’s coverage of the College World Series, and Mike & Mike. Virk also hosted backstage Oscar’s coverage for ABC’s “The Oscars: All Access.”
He was excited at the time of his hiring:
We will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available to us.
While this is a somewhat shocking announcement, it’s not particularly surprising. From the opening broadcast, you could tell that Virk had a difficult time adjusting to WWE and their style of entertainment. However, after seeing his work for many years, he is very talented at what he does and will land on his feet, no doubt.
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