As a play-by-play commentator for Monday Night Raw alongside Corey Graves and Byron Saxton, Adnan Virk, well known for his work on MLB Network, joined WWE in April 2021. His stint with WWE was short-lived, though, as Jimmy Smith took his place six weeks later.
In an interview with Peter Klein, he provided additional details about the reasons for his departure.
“I think the biggest challenge, for me, was that it’s hard to be really well-versed in the sport when you’re trying to catch a freight train that’s already going a hundred miles an hour. So I’m this guy running alongside the train trying to catch up [to] someone like you who has all this wrestling knowledge and has been so well-vested. It’s hard to make up for that gap in time.
Now the one thing that helped is that, unlike baseball or other sports, you don’t have to say, ‘Hey remember three years ago at WrestleMania what happened?’ Like actually you never do that, which is very different than normal sports. You’re only looking at what I was broadcasting on Raw, what happened the previous week or two weeks. That’s it.”
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