Adnan Virk Hasn't Met Vince McMahon Yet, Vince Didn't Know Who He Was When Watching Audition

Adnan Virk made his debut as the WWE Raw play-by-play announcer on Monday, marking a new era for the Raw commentary team.

Virk previously worked at ESPN and auditioned for WWE in February before learning he got the job in mid-March.

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Despite being present for WrestleMania 37 and making his debut on Raw, Virk still hasn't met the big boss Vince McMahon.

"I haven't talked to Vince. When I went to the audition, he was there. (Michael) Cole was like, 'He's pretty busy today.' My thought was, if I don't get the job, at least I could say that I met him, just for the stories. When they put my tape before him -- I think Nick (Khan) was lobbying, Cole was obviously a big fan -- [Vince] didn't know who I was. He is a workaholic and so focused on WWE. He's not watching Baseball Tonight, but it was like, 'I like his voice, I like his style, if you guys vouch for him, cool.' This weekend at WrestleMania, I thought I would meet him, but it's WrestleMania. He was way too busy. I still haven't met him yet, which is perhaps surprising and perhaps not. It's surprising if you know how invested he is in the product. I'm sure he was watching and making notes. I'm sure I'll get criticism. It'll be cool when I actually get to meet him," Virk said Boomer In The Morning.

Virk replaced Tom Phillips as the lead announcer on Raw. He is working alongside Byron Saxton and Corey Graves behind the desk.

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