Virk took over as the new play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania 37 in April but, just six weeks and one day after WWE announced his appointment, he and the promotion agreed to go their separate ways. .
WWE confirmed the news in a short 16-word statement posted to its website on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after Virk appeared on what would become his final Raw show for the promotion.
The statement read, “WWE and Adnan Virk have mutually agreed to go their separate ways. WWE thanks Adnan for his work. “
Virk would issue his own brief statement about leaving WWE, write on twitter: “Thanks to @WWE for this wonderful opportunity. The weekly trip with my other jobs was hard work for me and my family. I am grateful to everyone who works with the company, especially @WWEGraves ”
Virk’s play-by-play ad style, while being in line with more traditional sports – where the 42-year-old has made a name for himself – have struggled to translate into professional wrestling. The former MLB Network and ESPN presenter has been criticized for his technique on Raw alongside color commentators Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
WWE has yet to confirm who will replace Virk as lead commentator on Monday Night Raw. Tom Phillips, who was replaced by Virk last month, is still with the company, while NXT lead commentator Vic Joseph also served as the Red Marker.