According to Justin Roberts, WWE does not like it when their employees and independent contractors take time off from work. The longtime announcer said that he only took three vacations during the dozen years that he worked for the company. Management frowns upon those that cause them to have to make changes for television. Roberts said that you sometimes were ribbed when you came back to work.
September 16, 2015
Since he was with the company for a dozen years, Justin Roberts is going to have insight into WWE than the internet wrestling community has never had. He is hoping to make a profit off of that by writing a tell all book about his experiences backstage. The belief is that he will devote a good portion of the book talking about management made the business less fun for guys like him. He also does not see a bright future for the promotion.
June 5, 2015
If Tommy Dreamer wanted an upgrade for announcer, then he might take a look at Justin Roberts. He still has passion for professional wrestling. Roberts only left WWE because he had grown disenchanted with some of the things that the front office was doing behind the scenes. Otherwise, he would have remained in the industry. House of Hardcore could benefit by bringing in another familiar voice and face for television.
April 16, 2015
Apparently, WWE has read what Justin Roberts said about the company in a blog entry. They felt compelled to release an official statement in regards to the matter. Management wrote that they were definitely genuine about their desire to help sick children. They denied the allegations that they were simply doing so for public relations reasons. The front office also made sure to reveal just how much Stephanie McMahon and Triple H do for the cause.
April 3, 2015
We now have a better idea of why Justin Roberts is no longer with WWE. He stated that when the company informed him that they were not renewing his contract, he was just as elated as he was the day he achieved his dream of joining the company. Roberts had grown disenchanted with the company because he felt that they were not genuine in their quest to help sick children. He cited Connor the Chrusher as a prime example.
April 3, 2015