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Justin Roberts Got To Live Every Wrestling Fan's Dream And Here's Proof

"As a kid who grew up loving & living for professional wrestling, I was able to chase, catch & live an impossible dream."

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Ever since he was a kid, Justin Roberts has always been a wrestling fan.

He would always somehow make it on TV during every WCW/WWF event in Chicago in the '90s.

He got to meet his childhood heroes like Shawn Michaels.

And WWE Chairman and future boss Vince McMahon.

Roberts knew that this was the industry he wanted to be a part of, and did anything to get his foot in the door. Here he is refereeing.

And here he is on Jerry Springer...kinda similar to wrestling...right?

Eventually he started ring announcing at the tender age of 16.

It was not long before his talents were noticed by the WWE - he was hired in 2002.

A 22 year old working for the WWE. #Winning

Justin Roberts also started in the WWE the same year as John Cena.

Roberts started off announcing smaller events for the company but quickly worked his way up to announcing WWE Raw and the company's Pay Per Views.

Every night of the week he would be in front of a different city.

The job would take him around the world, whether it be to Malaysia.

Just name a place and chances are Roberts has announced there.

He regularly met celebrities, like Evander Holyfield.

His amazing ring announcing abilities made him one with the locker room.

And with past ring announcers.

But maybe not with his bosses.

He got to take a selfie with Ric Flair in the middle of the ring! WOOOO!

Endorsements to run a country.

He had the amazing opportunity meet the world's strongest wrestling fan, Connor "The Crusher" Michalek and introduced him to the WWE Universe.

Roberts noticed Connor in the front row of a WWE event and invited him backstage to meet the superstars. Connor, who became Connor "The Crusher" instantly won the hearts of the WWE locker room and became a good friend of Justin Roberts. Tragically Connor "The Crusher" passed away in April of this year, but he will never be forgotten by the WWE entertainers, or the fans.

He got to re-meet other childhood heroes, not as a fan, but as a peer. Here he is with Hacksaw Jim Duggan.

And "Razor Ramon" Scott Hall.

He got his own trading card.

And appeared in video games!

He took us for a ride on every step of his journey.

And made the fans feel like they were a part of the show.

Because in the end he will always be a fan himself.

Roberts would also passionately defend wrestling fans and the industry from its critics, as seen in this article he wrote earlier this year.


Last week Justin Roberts' 12-year run with the WWE came to an end when Roberts and the WWE parted ways.

The fans were angered at the WWE for their decision, which promoted Roberts to respond with this:

"As a kid who grew up loving & living for professional wrestling, I was able to chase, catch & live an impossible dream. I was a part of events I couldn't fathom with the heroes I idolized from both WWF & various childhood favorite television shows (Hello Betty White). For a guy in a supporting ambience role--usually unnamed & unseen--I am blown away by the amount of people who apparently not only noticed, but also enjoyed my work. Announcing was my dream, until I realized the absolute best part was using my position to help others. It brought me so much joy to bring a smile to a fellow fan's face. After reading through all of your messages, I just want to say this: Please do not be angry & Please do not be sad. I lived my dream! I'm glad that maybe now someone else will have a spot to live theirs. To Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn & The Authority who gave me this incredible opportunity, I've got two words for ya: Thank You. The journey has been incredible & almost unbelievable."

And rumour has it that he might be releasing a book in the not to distant future.

Justin Roberts had a childhood dream. He went for it, he worked hard for it, and he achieved it.