AEW's Jim Ross: WWE Mis-assigned Raw Commentator Adnan Virk
Virk lasted 43 days as Raw's play-by-play announcer
Former WWE announcer Jim Ross believes the promotion did not help Adnan Virk during his time on the Raw commentary table.
Virk, who was confirmed as Raw's new play-by-play announcer the night after WrestleMania 37, lasted 43 days in the position before the company decided to part ways with the sports broadcaster. Former UFC commentator Jimmy Smith has since taken his place.
Ross, who now works for All Elite Wrestling, believes Virk wasn't ready for WWE's flagship show and the company should have given him the chance to learn the correct terminology in another position, either as an interviewer or on a different commentary team.
Speaking on The Dan Le Batard Show, Ross said: "Adnan got put on TV, in a very unique product, before he was ready from a product knowledge standpoint. The wrestling fans today, with social media and all the information flow, they have a great sense of what they like and what might be wrong. He's a solid broadcaster and they rushed to judgment too quick. You have to know the terms, the language, and the culture. That's where he was short."
"[Vince] makes sure that he imposes his will. The simple fact is, they mis-assigned Adnan. He should've had more work in other areas and other TV shows, Lord knows they have plenty of them, to get his chops under him.
"Vince is a strange cat and he's the boss. If he doesn't hear something he likes, he makes a quick decision."