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Review – Justin Roberts – Best Seat In The House: Your Backstage Pass Through My WWE Journey

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

Off the top of most professional wrestling fans’ crafty craniums, one former World Wrestling Entertainment Ring Announcer named Justin Roberts was synonymous with sharp suits, short black hair and emphatic introductions. There was also that time he was choked with his own necktie by Daniel Bryan in the infamous 2010 Nexus debut angle that resulted in Bryan’s termination.

Roberts released a blog post not long after his termination that complained about WWE’s public image trickeries as they twisted stories around to come off as a kindhearted company whilst they simultaneously talked down to their own talent and overworked them with little time off and insane travel schedules.

The prime example of this was Connor “The Crusher” Michalek – a sick eight-year old boy Roberts noticed at ringside and helped bring joy with constant FaceTime conversations added with daily communication with his father Steve, who noted that his son had little time left.

WWE portrayed the relationship between Michalek and his favorite wrestler Bryan as close in video packages. The two had interacted a few times, but the close relationship was actually between Roberts and Michalek. We’ll get more into that later on, as we hoped for more details.

Also, just the idea of a ring announcer autobiography intrigued us. Roberts’ WWE tenure lasted from 2002 through 2014. In turn, he experienced various company “eras” and it was cool to finally get his full perspective.

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The RSN Wrestling Podcast – SHOOT OUT!

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*An RSN Wrestling Podcast Exclusive* 

 

Check out a recent episode of The RSN Wrestling Podcast, where “Big Guy” Rich, “The Mastermind” Sal and PWO’s own break down various topics from the whole calendar year of 2016, whether it was Bullet Club, WWE, Ring Of Honor, TNA and more. 

“The Shootout” is a “No Holds Barred,” unfiltered edition of the show, as it goes to two hours of madness!

 

 

 

 

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The RSN Wrestling Podcast – The Shoot (May 2016)

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*An RSN Wrestling Podcast Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of The RSN Wrestling Podcast, where PWO’s own Nick, “The Mastermind” Sal and “Big Guy” Rich discuss WWE Payback, recent WWE releases, ROH’s Global Wars 2016 and more! 

 

 

 

 

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