Although the early word going around is that Mike Adamle was a pet project of executive producer Kevin Dunn, it was actually Vince McMahon who made the decision to rush him onto the air. Adamle is friends with NBC executive Dick Ebersol, who has a longtime friendship with McMahon.
As if it wasn’t obvious, the story goes that Adamle and Tazz did very little prep work for their first appearance together last week even though they had time to do so. Adamle’s commentary was actually worse than what was shown on television. He worked with the production team to make edits after the show, but they simply ran out of time to complete the edits before they had to finalize it for broadcast.