WrestlingINC’s Raj Giri recently spoke with current House Of Hardcore ring announcer Justin Roberts. Giri spoke with Roberts about numerous topics but one of the more eye-catching topics was Roberts not knowing if Brock Lesnar breaking The Undertaker’s streak was a mistake or not.
Here’s what the former WWE ring announcer had to say:
On Thinking Brock Beating Taker Was A Mistake:
“I thought it was a mistake. I really did. My stomach dropped when the referee counted to three. I really thought it was a mistake and the bell was rung and I looked over at the person ringing the bell and thought, were you supposed to ring that bell? Normally I receive my cue after the bell to make my announcement but there was no cue. I look over at him and my stomach is still on the floor and a minute later I was cued to make the announcement and making it was so strange because it wasn’t going to be something that was going to be cheered or get booed, but everyone in the crowd including myself was wondering if it was supposed to happen. Like they are not cheering or booing, it was just confusion, so when I got the cue to make the announcement I said, ‘here’s your winner, the winner of this match, Brock Lesnar’, it didn’t get a cheer or a boo, just a weird reaction, probably one of the weirdest announcements I ever called.”
On If Breaking The Undertaker’s Streak Was A Mistake:
“Yeah for sure. With a streak like that, why are you going to end it? If you are going to end it, why give it to somebody who doesn’t need that? Brock doesn’t need that, Brock is a beast.”
On If He Believes WrestleMania 33 Was Undertaker’s Last Match:
“If that was his last match, yeah, for sure. You put somebody who is an up and coming guy over. Losing isn’t a thing anymore since the streak was broken.”