Jimmy Smith as the new play-by-play announcer for Raw

WWE has announced that Jimmy Smith as the new play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Raw.

Smith replaces Adnan Virk who parted ways with WWE this past Tuesday after less than two months on the job.

Smith, 43, has been an analyst for WWE NXT, where he hosted WWE NXT TakeOver pre-show panels and worked on special projects WWE NXT. Smith is best known for his time in Bellator from 2010 to 2017.  He also worked as an analyst with Bellator and UFC. He was also the host of “American Ninja Warrior” on G4. Smith is also currently the daily host of SiriusXM’s “Unlocking the Cage.” 

Jimmy Smith will join Corey Graves and Byron Saxton starting on the Memorial Day Edition of Raw this Monday night live on the USA Network.

You can read the full announcement from WWE below:

Jimmy Smith joins WWE Monday Night Raw

STAMFORD, Conn., May 26, 2021 – WWE today announced that Jimmy Smith will debut as the play-by-play voice for Monday Night Raw starting this Monday, May 31 at 8/7c on USA Network.

Recently, Smith served as an analyst for NXT, where he hosted NXT TakeOver pre-show panels and worked on special projects for the black-and-gold brand.  He is also the daily host of SiriusXM’s “Unlocking the Cage” and was the host of “American Ninja Warrior” on G4.

Smith will be joined at ringside for every Monday Night Raw by analysts Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.