Former Bellator Announcer Jimmy Smith Confirmed As Lead Commentator On WWE Raw

Following the departure of Adnan Virk, WWE have decided on his replacement as the lead announcer on Raw starting this week.

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Following the surprising departure of newcomer Adnan Virk from the Raw announce desk, WWE have confirmed that he will be replaced as the lead play by play commentator by former Bellator broadcaster Jimmy Smith.

Smith worked with Bellator as an analyst between 2010 and 2017 and will join Byron Saxton and Corey Graves on the red brand show starting this coming Monday.

Having also worked briefly for UFC, Smith is not a complete newcomer to WWE. According to the Wrestling Observer, he has been working with Michael Cole behind the scenes to ready himself for an on-screen role. He made his on-camera debut as part of the pre-show panel for last month’s NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.

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