AEW ring announcer Justin Roberts talks his Double Or Nothing performance and being on the call for future events.
All Elite Wrestling is coming off the helms of their first show under the company banner entitled 'Double Or Nothing' that concluded with former WWE Champion Jox Moxley debuting and taking out both Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega. Up next for AEW is Fyter Fest in Daytona Beach, Fight For The Fallen in Jacksonville and All Out in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. There are many pieces that make All Elite Wrestling come together from the production crew to the producers to the wrestlers to the ring announcer who is former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts.
Justin Roberts was the ring announcer at ALL IN in September of 2018 and has his voice tied to a plethora of matches on the independent scene and in WWE. I had the opportunity to speak with Justin at Starrcast II after Double Or Nothing and he reflected on the day and night that was May 25th, 2019:
“I loved it. I thought it was an incredible event, an incredible show, thought it was really fun. Time flew by, and it was amazing. Every aspect of it was amazing and like what happened with ALL IN, the show ended, there were people who were sitting there for six hours if they came in earlier and were sitting there and when the show ended, nobody was in any hurry to get out of there." He said. "Everybody was just saying, ‘Hey, whatever else you have going on, we’ll wait it out and watch what happens next and [if] it’s another hour, two hours bring it on. We’re ready for it.’ Everyone was hungry. Everybody just seemed to be very happy and entertained with the show. As a wrestling fan sitting there watching, that’s how I felt. It was awesome.”
I asked Justin if he'll be announcing at Fyter Fest and Fight For The Fallen and he confidently said that he plans on it.
“I hope so. I plan on it, and I don’t think I won’t be.” Justin laughed.
Roberts is set for All Out in August and currently, the headlining bout for that show is Chris Jericho versus Adam "Hangman" Page for the vacant AEW World Championship.