Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com is reporting that former UFC and Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith will be replacing Adnan Virk as the lead announcer on WWE RAW starting next week. Smith has apparently been working with Michael Cole recently to train for a possible role as an announcer.
Meltzer noted the following…
“According to sources within the company, Cole has praised him heavily and found him to be very versatile.
It’s notable that Smith will be slated to be the lead play-by-play announcer, while in those aforementioned MMA roles with Bellator and UFC, he was in the analyst role.”
Smith has already appeared on WWE television as he was part of the pre-show panel at NXT Takeover: Stand & Deliver.