WWE brought in Adnan Virk as RAW’s new announcer, and he cut his teeth on pro wrestling during his first night. Despite never calling a pro wrestling match before in his career, Virk was given the play-by-play role on RAW. Jim Ross is paying attention.

During Grilling JR, Jim Ross commented on Adnan Virk’s performance so far. He has met Virk a couple of times and had nice things to say about him as a person. JR believes that Virk did “a nice job,” but he’s also in an incredibly difficult spot.

“Nice guy, I’ve met him one time or two. He’s a nice kid, good fan, that will help him eventually but he’s finding out that this job ain’t easy. There’s big shoes to fill, it’s a key role. I just don’t look at RAW as the flagship show anymore, it used to be, but it’s not any longer. They’ve hung their hat firmly with FOX [and SmackDown].”

“Adnan did a nice job, he’s just in a tough spot man. Wrestling fans aren’t going to give him any breaks. None, and that’s unfortunate. Just give him time and let him settle into his role and do his storytelling. You got to have chemistry with your partners, your partners have to have talent and they got to understand how to take care of you. No matter if he’s a big fan or not, he’s got to adjust. He was at ESPN, MLB, he’s got broadcast experience which I’m sure helped him get his gig.”

Many people are judging Adnan Virk on his performance so far, but he is still learning. The big question is how much time WWE is going to give him to hone his craft. We’ll have to see what’s next for him, but his connection to WWE President Nick Khan will likely see him receive a few extra chances.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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