Jimmy Smith Replacing Adnan Virk on WWE Raw Announce Team

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVMay 26, 2021

MONCTON, NB - OCTOBER 27:  Jimmy Smith commentates during the UFC Fight Night event inside Avenir Centre on October 27, 2018 in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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WWE is bringing in former UFC and Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith to replace Adnan Virk on the Raw broadcast team.

Smith will start immediately, working on the next edition of Raw on Monday night.

He has already worked some NXT broadcasts. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter's Dave Meltzer reported that WWE vice president of announcing Michael Cole "has praised him heavily and found him to be very versatile."

Smith's hiring came as WWE and Virk made a quick about-face.

The company announced on April 12 that Virk was coming in to work with Corey Graves and Byron Saxton on Raw. He was on seven shows before the two sides agreed to go their separate ways on Tuesday. Virk tweeted he had struggled with the required travel and to balance his WWE duties with his other jobs.