Adnan Virk, who is WWE RAW's newest play-by-play announcer, recently made an appearance on Sportnet's “Boomer In The Morning” radio show, where he revealed he still has not met WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Virk said he hasn’t met Vince McMahon yet and when he went to the audition he was there, but Michael Cole is the guy in charge, so Vince was there, but he didn’t meet him and his thought was "If I don’t get the job, at least I can say I met him," but it didn’t happen.
Virk said, “I haven’t met him yet.” “When I went to the audition he was there, but (Michael) Cole is the guy in charge. So Vince was there, didn’t meet him. My thought was ‘if I don’t get the job, at least I can say I met him.’ But it didn’t happen. When they put my tape before him and they watch all the different tapes, I think Nick (Khan) was lobbying for me, Cole was obvious a big fan. But Vince didn’t know who I was; he was like ‘who is this guy?’ He is a workaholic, he’s so focused on the job at WWE, right? He’s not watching Baseball Tonight. But he was like ‘alright. I like his voice, I like his style. You guys vouch for him, cool. Let’s do it."
“This weekend at WrestleMania I thought I would meet him. But it’s WrestleMania, the Super Bowl of WWE so he was way too busy. So I still haven’t met him yet, which is perhaps surprising, perhaps not. I think it’s surprising if you know how invested he is in the product, that he’s involved with everything. I’m sure he was watching. I’m sure he’ll have notes, constructive criticism, do this, do that." “But yeah; that’s going to be pretty cool when I meet him. It’s going to be like ‘dude, Demolition. Let’s talk!”
Virk made his commentary debut on RAW this past Monday night and said that he had no idea someone was going through the announcer’s table and that the audio guy told him "hey listen. I know you watch the product. When they come to the table, make sure you grab your chord, okay." Adnan Virk also said that it happened when Drew McIntyre hits the announce table and they go to a commercial break and he would realize that his phone is shattered and his entire life is on that phone and it’s gone. He would then say that this all has to have an element of surprise and let’s just say he won’t be surprised again.
Adnan Virk said, “I had no idea someone was going through the announcer’s table.” “The audio guy told me ‘hey listen. I know you watch the product. When they come to the table, make sure you grab your chord, okay.’ I was like ‘cool, whatever.’ And then it happened when Drew McIntyre hits the table. We go to the commercial break and I realize my phone is shattered. My entire life is on that phone. And it’s gone; it’s gone on night one because Drew McIntyre got chokeslammed through the table."
“That was the first lesson; expect the unexpected and grab your phone. Anyone who thinks this is choreographed, I’m telling you, from the bottom of my heart, I had no idea this was coming. And I have learned my lesson. The guys I’m with, (Corey) Graves and (Byron) Saxton, they don’t know who wins or loses. They don’t want to know. This all has to have an element of surprise. And let’s just say I won’t be surprised again.”