UPDATE x 2: As previously reported, WWE.com announced late
last night following RAW that ring announcer Justin Roberts is no longer with
the company, effective immediately.
According to numerous reports from fans who were at RAW last night, Justin
Roberts was seen yelling at Michael Cole during the Randy Orton vs. Dolph
Ziggler match. One fan also noted that he clearly saw Roberts looking “pissed
off” throughout the night and flipped off Cole at one point. After RAW
concluded, he was informed by Kevin Dunn that he would be released. For what
it’s worth, several sources claim something definitely happened during or
backstage at RAW and that led to Roberts being fired immediately following the
Justin Roberts is scheduled to be a guest on Chris Jericho’s podcast this
Friday and you can expect them to discuss what led to his WWE departure.
UPDATE: As you’d imagine, many people were shocked by the
WWE release of Justin Roberts. Roberts was well liked and many thought that
online reports of his release were false.
Word is that Roberts was informed about his release after RAW ended last
ORIGINAL: WWE announced after RAW that they have released
ring announcer Justin Roberts, effective immediately. They wished him “the best
in all his future endeavors.”
The following is from WWE.com:
WWE has chosen to not exercise its option to renew ring announcer
Justin Roberts’ contract. Effective immediately, Roberts is released from
WWE wishes him the best in all his future endeavors.