It’s a first step. Commentary is one of the most important parts of any wrestling show. A broadcast team can help steer the show in the right direction, meaning the fans will know what they are supposed to know about a match or a segment. That is a difficult task to accomplish at any level, especially on one of the biggest wrestling shows in the world. Someone tried it for the first time this week and now the reviews are in.

This week on Monday Night Raw, Jimmy Smith made his debut as the show’s new lead broadcaster. According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, the WWE production staff was thrilled with Smith’s performance, calling him “tremendous” and a “natural fit”. Smith is a former mixed martial arts broadcaster and replaced Adnan Virk, who held the position for less than two months before stepping away.

Smith was pretty good. Check out how he was coming into and during the show:

Jimmy Smith anticipates his Monday Night Raw debut: WWE Network Exclusive, May 31, 2021

Top 10 Raw moments: WWE Top 10, May 31, 2021

Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston: Raw, May 31, 2021

Opinion: Your opinions on Smith may vary but he seems to be the next main name behind the microphone on Monday Night Raw. That is an important role to fill and Smith seems to have been rather well received. He came off rather well during the show and if he is good enough for WWE, he should be fine going forward. Hopefully Smith sticks around though, as he could be rather successful at what he does.

What did you think of Smith? Who should be the full Monday Night Raw announce team? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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