Adnan Virk was brought into WWE as the company’s new announce on RAW and that came with a ton of attention. Some fans are under the impression that Virk is in over his head. They criticize him and would love to see Tom Phillips return. Renee Paquette knows what it is like to learn how to announce in front of millions.

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While speaking to Wrestling Inc, Renee Paquette talked about what it is like to learn the art of WWE commentary in such a high pressure situation. She also said that fans should give Adnan Virk a break, because he is figuring it out.

“It’s humbling to say the least. It really messes with you because it’s not like I went in there being like, ‘I know what I’m doing.’ I didn’t know what I was doing. They asked me to come in and commentate on Monday Night RAW, so, what am I gonna say? No? No, of course I’m going to go do my best and try to figure it out, and I will give credit to WWE big time here is that they let me stay in.”


“Everything that I had done in WWE at that point, people have been so gracious to me, and the fans have been really really cool to me and accepting of me, so that’s been awesome. I stepped in there, and it’s like, ‘Actually, we hate you.’ I’m like, ‘No, that’s not what I wanted,’ but you gotta grow. You gotta try things, and it’s fine. It’s tough to be in a position like that, and it’s tough to feel like you don’t want to do a bad job.”

“I don’t want to do a disservice to a story that is being told on television. Everyone’s putting in so much hard work. So everyone just wants to do a good job, and everyone’s just really mean to everyone on commentary. Give the guy a break. He’s figuring it out. It just sucks. There’s no way around it. Also, everyone just lives in that mind frame of ‘oh, we just JR. We just want Jerry The King Lawler.’ People want what they’re familiar with. As much as we crave change and we’re looking for change, we also are freaked out by change.”

Adnan Virk is learning as he goes, but it also makes fans wonder how long Vince McMahon will let him learn on television before pulling Virk for someone else. We’ll have to see what is next in this situation, but many fans are also still wondering why Samoa Joe was released in the first place as well.

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