Report: Adnan Virk replacing Tom Phillips on WWE Raw

The WWE Raw commentary booth will be changing once again as sports broadcaster and personality Adnan Virk is reportedly replacing Tom Phillips as lead commentator starting this Monday.

The news was first reported by Wrestling Inc. and confirmed by Mat Men’s Andrew Zarian. Dave Meltzer was unable to confirm as of Saturday night.

Virk has a tie to WWE President Nick Khan as he was Virk’s agent when he worked with CAA.

Zarian added that Virk, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton will make up the new Raw announce team. It’s unknown if that would mean Samoa Joe would head to SmackDown to replace Graves who is currently on the commentary team with Michael Cole.

The Canadian-born Virk made headlines in 2019 for being fired by ESPN for reportedly leaking information to the media about the company. He has since moved on to work for MLB Network, NHL Network, DAZN, and his own podcast talking about movies that is now part of Dan LeBatard and John Skipper’s new media entity.

Click Here: newcastle knights team jersey

If the news is accurate, it’s unknown what the future will hold for 31-year-old Phillips who has been with WWE since 2012. He has been the lead announcer on Raw, SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK, Superstars and Main Event in his tenure.

This would make the second change in personnel on Raw as Charly Caruso recently departed for ESPN following reports of backstage issues in WWE. She was replaced by Kevin Egan (Kevin Patrick).