Justin Roberts


Justin Roberts always dreamed of being a ring announcer at World Wrestling Entertainment. From playing with action figures of the Ultimate Warrior, the “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, Bret “Hitman” Hart and Hulk Hogan to actually announcing these larger-than-life characters to the ring, Roberts lived out the dream of countless passionate wrestling fans worldwide.

BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE is the inspirational story of Roberts’ ambitious journey to becoming a full-time ring announcer at WWE, where for more than a decade he performed all over the world and announced weekly live events, TV shows and enormously popular pay-per-view spectaculars.

In addition to announcing the top wrestlers in sports entertainment—from “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter, King Kong Bundy and the Iron Sheik to Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Chris Jericho and the Undertaker—Roberts also relives entertaining and candid moments with his real-life superhero coworkers, workplace politics, grueling travel schedules, harsh requirements of WWE talent and the overall merciless treatment from the higher-ups whose decisions often affect the entire wrestling industry.

This book is the all-access backstage pass for those who have always wondered what it would be like to work at WWE under the infamous Vince McMahon and travel all over the world in cars, buses and planes with the biggest stars of professional wrestling.

Justin Roberts pulls no punches and gives you a raw and uncensored look at the journey of a young man chasing, catching and living his dream.

About Justin

JUSTIN ROBERTS was born and raised in Chicago, IL but has resided in Scottsdale, AZ since graduating from the University of Arizona. A lifelong avid wrestling fan, Justin wanted nothing more than to become a ring announcer for World Wrestling Entertainment. At age 16, he began announcing independent wrestling events and worked his way up the industry through high school and college. Justin began as the backup announcer at WWE until he got his own spot announcing regularly for ECW, followed by SmackDown and eventually Monday Night Raw. He worked all over the world, traveling on the road with the wrestlers and announcing weekly live events, TV shows, and monthly pay-per-view specials. The combination of his formal college education, experiences on the road, and working under Vince McMahon have taught him quite a bit about life. Justin believes that no goal is unattainable if you set your mind to it and encourages everyone he meets to follow their dreams.

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