Although early reports indicated that Mike Adamle was a pet project for WWE executive producer Kevin Dunn, it was actually Vince McMahon who made the decision to rush him on the air. It turns out that Adamle is friends with NBC executive Dick Ebersol, who is an old friend of Vince.
Adamle and Tazz did very little prep work for their first appearance together last week, even though they had enough time to do so. Adamle's commentary was actually worse than what was shown on television, as he worked with the production team to make some edits after the show. They didn't do all the work they wanted to on his commentary since they ran out of time before the broadcast.
He is as much of a laughing stock within the company as he is with viewers right now, but the fact that he's Vince's project and is friends with an NBC exec likely means he'll be around for a while.