Justin Roberts recently spoke with John Corrigan of Wrestledelphia.com about his new book, Best Seat in the House: Your Backstage Pass through My WWE Journey. Here are the highlights.
There are three people in the book who come off in a negative light: JBL, Triple H and Kevin Dunn. Do you think you’ll hear from them after more people read the book?
“I didn’t really give my opinion on them. I just told the story of my experiences and how they came into my story and what their involvement was. By telling the story, you as a reader can say that guy seems like a great guy or that guy doesn’t seem like a great guy. I tell my story and the role everybody played and how I was treated by everybody. I didn’t make anything up – that’s the best part of the book. It’s completely honest. Maybe if they had treated me better, I would have portrayed that in the story. With all the names I mentioned in the story, you just named three coming off sounding negative. If that’s the case, everybody came off in a positive light because everybody else was cool.”
You mention in the book that you don’t feel like you fit in with these other companies out there like TNA or Ring of Honor. Why is that?
“I don’t know. I got too good of an education at WWE. I’m not sure if I’d like to go somewhere as a ring announcer or as a producer. Right now I’m working with Championship Wrestling from Arizona for a monthly taping. I go there and produce the guys on their promos and help them with their matches. I love producing. I’ve learned a lot from Vince, Arn Anderson, Dean Malenko, Fit Finlay. You learn so much from watching complete show after show after show for over a decade. When you see other wrestling companies doing things a different way, it’s great they’re doing something different, but if it’s not the way I’m into, I don’t know if I’d able to be a part of that. As far as announcing, I don’t know. I had a great run ring announcing. I don’t know if I’m still looking to ring announce. Looking around, there’s nowhere I feel I’d fit in great there. Until that happens, I’m going to sit on the sidelines and hope these companies do really well. I want there to be, I don’t know if I’d say competition, but just an alternative, I guess.”
You can read the entire interview here.