Adnan Virk Opens Up On His Relationship With Vince McMahon In WWE
Virk lasted 43 days as Raw's play-by-play announcer
Adnan Virk has detailed his working relationship with Vince McMahon, revealing that the extent of his training for his role on WWE Raw was getting feedback from the chairman.
Virk was revealed as Monday Night Raw's new lead announcer in April 2020 but was released from the position just six weeks later, with a section of fans criticising his performance on social media.
The sports broadcaster first met McMahon following his second Raw show and found the WWE boss a detailed and respectful individual who gave him great feedback.
Speaking to Peter Klein on Coach Potato Diary, Virk said: "Vince McMahon is obviously a very demanding boss, he knows what he wants and is a super smart guy. He's built up an enormous business, but they are hard workers.
"It was great. I didn't see him my first show. Here's the thing, they didn't give me any training, which some people point out was a little unfair. I don't think you hire Jason Witten for Monday Night Football and don't give him training. I recognize that's the way WWE does things so no excuses, that's my fault that I wasn't good enough. It's not like I met with Vince before my first show. I literally was just prepping on my own, doing my best, and Michael Cole was helping out.
"The first time I met Vince...My first show was April 12, I didn't meet Vince, I heard his voice in my ear at one point and he was giving direction. I met him after the second show. He summoned me in. I met him, he was very polite and very respectful and he basically gave really good feedback. He went through everything, very detailed. At the end, he said, "You're doing a good job, best of luck.' I met with him that time and he was at the meeting -- we have a meeting on Raw at noon, oftentimes it would get pushed back. Vince would sometimes be there and sometimes wouldn't If he was in the meeting, it had a different tenor.
"He's an important guy, he has great presence, whatever he says people are going to do because he's the boss. After the third show, he gave me feedback, 'Don't do this, don't do this, do more of this.' I really appreciate the fact that he was willing to meet with me and give me feedback.
"Like I said, I wish I could have done better and been there longer, but it was definitely cool to meet him and I have a ton of respect for him. He's a very smart guy and brilliant business man."