Jim Ross weighs in on what went wrong with Adnan Virk in WWE.
It was announced on April 12 that Virk would be the new lead announcer for WWE Raw, taking over for Tom Phillips. Virk lasted just six weeks as he and WWE "mutually parted ways" on May 25.
Speaking on The Dan Le Batard Show, AEW announcer Jim Ross gave his thoughts on what happened with Virk and WWE.
"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," he said.
When asked about Vince McMahon's philosophy on the matter, Ross replied, "He makes sure that he imposes his will. The simple fact is, they misassigned 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."
Jimmy Smith replaced Virk on commentary.
Tom Phillips, who was released by WWE in May, gave his thoughts on Virk replacing him, which you can read by clicking here.
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