WARNING: We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
 
RSS Feed

  

Adnan Virk Goes In Depth On WWE Run, Admits To Not Watching Product Before Getting Job As Lead Commentator

Posted By: Joe West on Oct 28, 2021

Adnan Virk Goes In Depth On WWE Run, Admits To Not Watching Product Before Getting Job As Lead Commentator

Former WWE commentator Adnan Virk was recently a guest on Couch Potato Diary, where he spoke about getting the job as RAW's lead announcer.

"The biggest thing for me is, I loved wrestling as a kid but I didn't watch as much as I got older. I got offered this opportunity to audition and why not, of course I'd love to do this. They sent me a few matches to look at and I'm kind of like an actor, so you give me a few scenes and I studied really hard and I nailed those three scenes, but then you actually have to do the whole play on Broadway. That's a much different thing than doing a scene study of three scenes. The biggest challenge for me is that, it's hard to be really well-versed in the sport when you're trying to catch a freight train that's already going 100 miles an hour. I'm running alongside the train trying to catch up. It's hard to make up for that gap in time."

Virk spoke on the similarities between sports and pro wrestling.

"One thing that helped is, unlike baseball or other sports, you don't have to say, 'Remember three years ago at WrestleMania and what happened,' you actually never do that, which is very different from normal sports. When I was broadcasting on Raw, you're only looking at what happened the previous week or two weeks. That's it. It was never about six months ago. In that instance, you don't really need to know the history of wrestling, but as a play-by-play guy, you have to know the moves and mechanics and I think, in all honesty, I struggled to adapt to that. Ultimately, I wasn't good enough for that position," he said. "The big thing I missed with conventional sports is we have incredible researchers. In baseball and MLB Network, NHL, and ESPN, you have people who will hand you notes and there are five notes on each person and stats. In wrestling, you don't have that. You just go there and you're calling Charlotte Flair and it's up to you to do your own research and all that stuff. In hindsight, maybe if I hired Peter Klein to say, 'give me all the notes you have,' I maybe would have had a better idea with storylines."

Virk had positive words for former co-workers.

"Everyone there is awesome. Corey Graves is phenomenal, I think he's a huge talent. Byron Saxton is a huge talent. You never want to be in a situation where you're the weakest link and I knew I was. That's never a good feeling. Those guys were such good teammates because it's like a baseball team. 'We know you need some help, we're here to help you out. You're new, just lean on us and we're good to go,' which was so generous of them. Kevin Dunn is a great producer. Michael Cole was very very generous. Michael is not only the voice of SmackDown, he's the on-air conglomerate and oversees the talent. He was so helpful every week. I would do the show, I would watch the show, I'd call Michael on Thursday and we'd go through stuff and go through notes. I would try to make as many notes as I could. Everybody there, I have such respect for because they work so hard. It's a huge commitment. Vince McMahon is obviously a very demanding boss, he knows what he wants and is a super smart guy. He's built up an enormous business, but they are hard workers."

Virk finally spoke on his relationship with Vince McMahon.

"It was great. I didn't see him my first show. Here's the thing, they didn't give me any training, which some people point out was a little unfair. I don't think you hire Jason Witten for Monday Night Football and don't give him training. I recognize that's the way WWE does things so no excuses, that's my fault that I wasn't good enough. It's not like I met with Vince before my first show. I literally was just prepping on my own, doing my best, and Michael Cole was helping out. The first time I met Vince. My first show was April 12, I didn't meet Vince, I heard his voice in my ear at one point and he was giving direction. I met him after the second show. He summoned me in. I met him, he was very polite and very respectful and he basically gave really good feedback. He went through everything, very detailed. At the end, he said, "You're doing a good job, best of luck.' I met with him that time and he was at the meeting -- we have a meeting on Raw at noon, oftentimes it would get pushed back. Vince would sometimes be there and sometimes wouldn't If he was in the meeting, it had a different tenor. He's an important guy, he has great presence, whatever he says people are going to do because he's the boss. After the third show, he gave me feedback, 'Don't do this, don't do this, do more of this.' I really appreciate the fact that he was willing to meet with me and give me feedback. Like I said, I wish I could have done better and been there longer, but it was definitely cool to meet him and I have a ton of respect for him. He's a very smart guy and brilliant business man."

Adnan Virk was released from WWE on May 25th.

Source: fightful.com
>>> Jump To Comments
Tags: #wwe #adnan virk
https://wrestlr.me/71710/  

Adding comments is disabled due to age of article.
 

» More News From This Feed

Dec 01
AEW Dynamite Results (December 1st 2021)
It's Wednesday, you know what that means! We've got another episode of AEW Dynamite to watch and talk about. We have several intriguing match ups to look forward in Atlanta, Georgia to so let's not wa[...]
Dec 01 - It's Wednesday, you know what that means! We've got another episode of AEW Dynamite to watch and talk about. We have several intriguing match ups to look forward in Atlanta, Georgia to so let's not wa[...]
Dec 01
WWE Hall of Famer Buys Independent Wrestling Promotion
The following was issued to us: WWE HALL OF FAMER BUSHWHACKER LUKE BUYS INDEPENDENT WRESTLING COMPANY –For Immediate Release– WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Luke Williams has purchased 5[...]
Dec 01 - The following was issued to us: WWE HALL OF FAMER BUSHWHACKER LUKE BUYS INDEPENDENT WRESTLING COMPANY –For Immediate Release– WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Luke Williams has purchased 5[...]
Dec 01
Adam Page Announced For Commentary On Tonight’s AEW Dynamite
AEW President Tony Khan revealed during today’s episode of Busted Open Radio that AEW World Heavyweight Champion “Hangman” Adam Page will provide commentary on tonight’s episod[...]
Dec 01 - AEW President Tony Khan revealed during today’s episode of Busted Open Radio that AEW World Heavyweight Champion “Hangman” Adam Page will provide commentary on tonight’s episod[...]
Dec 01
WWE Hall of Famer Booked For Next Episode of Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions
The guest for the next episode of "Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions" on Peacock and WWE Network has been revealed. Peacock revealed that WWE Hall Of Famer Diamond Dallas Page will appear on th[...]
Dec 01 - The guest for the next episode of "Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions" on Peacock and WWE Network has been revealed. Peacock revealed that WWE Hall Of Famer Diamond Dallas Page will appear on th[...]
Dec 01
Cody Rhodes Talks Future Goals, Loyalty To AEW
Cody Rhodes recently sat down with Sports Illustrated, where he spoke about his loyalties being to AEW. “As of now, my future is with AEW. AEW would be very strange without the core members o[...]
Dec 01 - Cody Rhodes recently sat down with Sports Illustrated, where he spoke about his loyalties being to AEW. “As of now, my future is with AEW. AEW would be very strange without the core members o[...]
Dec 01
The Rock Names His Pro Wrestling Mount Rushmore
The legendary WWE Superstar and Hollywood megastar The Rock has named his pro wrestling Mount Rushmore. The Rock took to social media to answer the question and his first three choices are all oppone[...]
Dec 01 - The legendary WWE Superstar and Hollywood megastar The Rock has named his pro wrestling Mount Rushmore. The Rock took to social media to answer the question and his first three choices are all oppone[...]
Dec 01
Xavier Woods Set To Host Host 'Treasure Truck' Nickelodeon Special
WWE Superstar ‘King’ Xavier Woods is set to host the Nickelodeon holiday special ‘Treasure Truck’, according to The Wrap. The show sees four families compete against each othe[...]
Dec 01 - WWE Superstar ‘King’ Xavier Woods is set to host the Nickelodeon holiday special ‘Treasure Truck’, according to The Wrap. The show sees four families compete against each othe[...]
Dec 01
Ric Flair Takes Issue With Seth Rollins Saying He Was 'Terrified' During Recent Fan Attack
WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has weighed in on Seth Rollins being attacked by a fan on WWE Monday Night Raw and his taken issue with Rollins mentioning that he was "terrified" during the incident durin[...]
Dec 01 - WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has weighed in on Seth Rollins being attacked by a fan on WWE Monday Night Raw and his taken issue with Rollins mentioning that he was "terrified" during the incident durin[...]
Dec 01
CM Punk Cracks Joke About WWE's Booking When Fan Criticizes AEW's Booking
Following tonight's match between CM Punk and Lee Moriarty, a fan took to Twitter to criticize the booking decision of having Punk going up against a "random" opponent. "Punk has words with mjf so [...]
Dec 01 - Following tonight's match between CM Punk and Lee Moriarty, a fan took to Twitter to criticize the booking decision of having Punk going up against a "random" opponent. "Punk has words with mjf so [...]
Dec 01
Fuego Del Sol Is Coming To GCW So Alive
GCW has announced that Fuego Del Sol is coming to their upcoming So Alive event in Dallas, Texas. His opponent has not yet been announced. *DALLAS UPDATE*Just Signed:FUEGO DEL SOL makes his GCW De[...]
Dec 01 - GCW has announced that Fuego Del Sol is coming to their upcoming So Alive event in Dallas, Texas. His opponent has not yet been announced. *DALLAS UPDATE*Just Signed:FUEGO DEL SOL makes his GCW De[...]
Dec 01
Hikaru Shida Announces Return For MAKAI Project (as Princess Tsuru)
Hikaru Shida has announced on her Twitter account that she will return to Japan for an upcoming event for the MAKAI project, where she plays Princess Tsuru. 【日本での活動再開します![...]
Dec 01 - Hikaru Shida has announced on her Twitter account that she will return to Japan for an upcoming event for the MAKAI project, where she plays Princess Tsuru. 【日本での活動再開します![...]
Dec 01
Stephanie McMahon Provides Status Updates On Vince McMahon Documentary, Gable Steveson & Ronda Rousey
Stephanie McMahon was a guest at the March of Dimes event, where someone asked her for an update regarding the Vince McMahon documentary that has been in production. "It's scheduled to release next[...]
Dec 01 - Stephanie McMahon was a guest at the March of Dimes event, where someone asked her for an update regarding the Vince McMahon documentary that has been in production. "It's scheduled to release next[...]
Dec 01
Xavier Woods Hopes WWE 2K22 Is Good, Talks G4 Hosting Responsibilities & More
During an interview with Bleacher Report, Xavier Woods spoke about balancing his WWE career with his newfound G4 responsibilities. “It’s definitely some of the most fun I’ve ever [...]
Dec 01 - During an interview with Bleacher Report, Xavier Woods spoke about balancing his WWE career with his newfound G4 responsibilities. “It’s definitely some of the most fun I’ve ever [...]
Dec 01
WATCH: WWE's The Bump (December 1st, 2021)
On today's edition of The Bump, Angel & Humberto stop by the studio to discuss their recent rise in the SmackDown tag team division. Also joining the show are Bron Breakker and Toxic Attraction, f[...]
Dec 01 - On today's edition of The Bump, Angel & Humberto stop by the studio to discuss their recent rise in the SmackDown tag team division. Also joining the show are Bron Breakker and Toxic Attraction, f[...]
Dec 01
Tonight's AEW Dynamite Match Card (12/01/2021)
Tonight, AEW Dynamite comes to Atlanta, Georgia. The show is slated to feature the following: * Atlanta Street Fight: Cody Rhodes vs. Andrade El Idolo* TBS Championship Tournament Q[...]
Dec 01 - Tonight, AEW Dynamite comes to Atlanta, Georgia. The show is slated to feature the following: * Atlanta Street Fight: Cody Rhodes vs. Andrade El Idolo* TBS Championship Tournament Q[...]
Nov 30
Advantage For Men's WarGames 2021 Match Decided
This Sunday at WarGames, Team 2.0 (Carmelo Hayes, Tony D'Angelo, Bron Breakker, & Grayson Waller) will do battle against Team Black & Gold (Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, LA Knight, & Pet[...]
Nov 30 - This Sunday at WarGames, Team 2.0 (Carmelo Hayes, Tony D'Angelo, Bron Breakker, & Grayson Waller) will do battle against Team Black & Gold (Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, LA Knight, & Pet[...]
Nov 30
Update Card For NXT WarGames 2021 Pay-Per-View
Following Tuesday's WWE NXT 2.0 on USA Network below is the updated card for this weekend's WarGames 2021 pay-per-view. - Men's WarGames Match: Team Black & Gold (Gargano, Ciampa, Dunne, Knight) [...]
Nov 30 - Following Tuesday's WWE NXT 2.0 on USA Network below is the updated card for this weekend's WarGames 2021 pay-per-view. - Men's WarGames Match: Team Black & Gold (Gargano, Ciampa, Dunne, Knight) [...]
Nov 30
AEW Dark Results (November 30th 2021)
It's Tuesday, you know what that means. It's time for AEW Dark as we move a day closer to Dynamite and Dark has once again stacked its card with a load of matches, 15 to be precise, from AEW Universal[...]
Nov 30 - It's Tuesday, you know what that means. It's time for AEW Dark as we move a day closer to Dynamite and Dark has once again stacked its card with a load of matches, 15 to be precise, from AEW Universal[...]
Nov 30
Kyle O'Reilly And Von Wagner Set To Challenge For NXT Tag Team Titles At WarGames 2021
Kyle O’Reilly and Von Wagner vs. WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner of Imperium is now official for the NXT WarGames event. During tonight's NXT 2.0 on USA Network, a [...]
Nov 30 - Kyle O’Reilly and Von Wagner vs. WWE NXT Tag Team Champions Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner of Imperium is now official for the NXT WarGames event. During tonight's NXT 2.0 on USA Network, a [...]
Nov 30
WWE NXT 2.0 Results - 11/30/21
WWE NXT 2.0 Live Results (November 30, 2021) - Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, FL, courtesy of our live coverage partner Mike Hogan of RAJAH.com.   Welcome to NXT 2.0! Vic Joseph, W[...]
Nov 30 - WWE NXT 2.0 Live Results (November 30, 2021) - Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, FL, courtesy of our live coverage partner Mike Hogan of RAJAH.com.   Welcome to NXT 2.0! Vic Joseph, W[...]
Nov 30
Women’s WarGames Advantage Set During Ladder Match on WWE NXT 2.0
We now know who has the advantage in the upcoming women’s WarGames match which will take this weekend following tonight’s WWE NXT 2.0 on USA Network. Kay Lee Ray defeated Dakota Kai on to[...]
Nov 30 - We now know who has the advantage in the upcoming women’s WarGames match which will take this weekend following tonight’s WWE NXT 2.0 on USA Network. Kay Lee Ray defeated Dakota Kai on to[...]
Nov 30
IMPACT Wrestling Releases Rare VHS Tape of Slammiversary 2021
IMPACT Wrestling has announced the release of a pay-per-view VHS tape in 2021. The company announced an "extremely limited, collectors edition, double cassette VHS" of the 2021 Slammiversary pay-per-[...]
Nov 30 - IMPACT Wrestling has announced the release of a pay-per-view VHS tape in 2021. The company announced an "extremely limited, collectors edition, double cassette VHS" of the 2021 Slammiversary pay-per-[...]
Nov 30
Big Swole Announces She Is Done With AEW
Big Swole issued a statement on her Twitter account tonight announcing she will not be renewing her contract with AEW.  Satatement: "Over the past couple months my life has taken on the mantr[...]
Nov 30 - Big Swole issued a statement on her Twitter account tonight announcing she will not be renewing her contract with AEW.  Satatement: "Over the past couple months my life has taken on the mantr[...]
Nov 30
AEW Rampage Draws Lowest Viewership Since Launch - 11/26/21
The numbers are in for the latest episode of AEW Rampage on TNT. The show saw a viewership drop and also a dip in viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The one-hour pre-taped episode pulled in 431,000 vi[...]
Nov 30 - The numbers are in for the latest episode of AEW Rampage on TNT. The show saw a viewership drop and also a dip in viewers in the 18-49 demographic. The one-hour pre-taped episode pulled in 431,000 vi[...]
Nov 30
WWE SmackDown Viewership Increases - 11/26/21
The numbers are in for the latest episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX which saw an increase in viewership. Friday’s 2-hour broadcast pulled in an average of 2.149 million viewers on FO[...]
Nov 30 - The numbers are in for the latest episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX which saw an increase in viewership. Friday’s 2-hour broadcast pulled in an average of 2.149 million viewers on FO[...]

© 2006-2021 wrestlingnewssource.com

All rights reserved. All other trademarks, logos, video, likeness and copyrights are the property of their respective owners.
Terms of Service · Privacy Policy · Π