Update: Adnan Virk issued a tweet regarding his release. Virk thanked WWE for the opportunity, as well as Corey Graves and Byron Saxton for “being such fantastic teammates.”
According to Virk, the release came because “[t]he weekly travel along with my other jobs was a grind for me and my family.”
WWE announced today that the company had parted ways with WWE Raw lead announcer Adnan Virk. The decision is announced as being mutual.
WWE and Adnan Virk part ways
WWE and Adnan Virk have mutually agreed to part ways. WWE thanks Adnan for his work.
Virk made his WWE Raw debut as the lead announcer on April 12, the Raw after WrestleMania 37. Virk had never previously announced a professional wrestling broadcast. Reports stated that Virk had signed a multi-year deal ahead of his debut in April.
According to F4WOnline, Virk was hired in mid-February after an audition with Michael Cole. The hiring did not directly involve Vince McMahon, who only heard the audition tape. Virk met McMahon only after his second live Raw show. Virk was a former client of now WWE President Nick Khan’s talent agency.
Virk replaced Tom Phillips on Raw commentary. Phillips was moved to 205 Live. It is unknown who will replace Virk at this time.
Virk also works for the MLB Network, NHL Network, DAZN and hosts several podcasts.
WWE and Adnan Virk have mutually agreed to part ways.
— WWE (@WWE) May 25, 2021
Thanks to @WWE for a wonderful opportunity. The weekly travel along with my other jobs was a grind for me and my family. Am grateful to everyone with the company especially @WWEGraves and @ByronSaxton for being such fantastic teammates. https://t.co/lrP0fCAMXz
— Adnan Virk (@adnansvirk) May 25, 2021