December 29, 1979 |
|Lives in||Scottsdale, Arizona|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Justin Roberts
|Billed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
Career[change | change source]
Roberts began watching wrestling, after he saw Saturday Night's Main Event and met Kerry Von Erich and The Ultimate Warrior at a hotel in Wisconsin. The combined events made Roberts become a fan of professional wrestling. He also trained for a short time as a referee so he could be in the same ring as Curt Hennig, because he was a fan of him.
Roberts began ring announcing at age 16 for local professional wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling International, and announced his first match in November 1996. While studying Media Arts and Communications at the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2002, Roberts worked for other independent promotions such as the American Wrestling Alliance, All Pro Wrestling, and Impact Zone Wrestling. During this time, he also announced for the Toughman Contest.
World Wrestling Entertainment[change | change source]
In 2002, Roberts was hired by World Wrestling Entertainment as a backup announcer for SmackDown, and then by moving to the Raw brand. He also worked on Velocity and Heat shows while touring as the full time Raw live event announcer. Also, Roberts announced the ECW show each week on the Sci Fi Network until September 2007, before swapping with SmackDown's Tony Chimel. Roberts was the most well known in his career when he announced the main event of WrestleMania XXIV between Edge and The Undertaker on March 30, 2008. Also announcing SmackDown and pay-per-view matches, Roberts would also announce on WWE Superstars, including its first episode on April 16, 2009.
Beginning on September 28, 2009, Roberts took over the Raw announcing job from Lilian Garcia.
On October 13, 2014, WWE decided not to renew his contract.
References[change | change source]
- "The Official Website of Justin Jason Roberts - Bio". JJRoberts.com. Retrieved 008-08-27. Check date values in:
- "WWE Bio". WWE. Retrieved 2009-10-09.
- "The Official Website Of Justin Jason Roberts". JJRoberts.com. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- "The Official Website Of Justin Jason Roberts - Résumé". JJRoberts.com. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- "Justin Roberts' contract not renewed by WWE". WWE. Retrieved 2014-10-13.
Other websites[change | change source]
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