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Justin Roberts
Ring name(s) Justin Roberts[1]
Jason Roberts[2]
JJ Roberts
Enzo Reed[2]
Jae Sage[2]
Justin Price[2]
Billed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Billed weight 170 lb (77 kg)[1]
Born December 29, 1979 (1979-12-29) (age 30)[2]
Chicago, Illinois[1]
Resides Scottsdale, Arizona[1]
Debut November 1996

Justin Jason Roberts[3] (born December 29, 1979)[2] is an American ring announcer for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[1] He currently works for the company's Raw brand.[1]

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Career

Roberts began watching wrestling, after he saw an edition of Saturday Night's Main Event[2] and met Kerry Von Erich and The Ultimate Warrior at a hotel in Wisconsin. The combined events inspired Roberts to become a fan of professional wrestling.[2] He also briefly trained as a referee so he could be in the same ring as Curt Hennig, of whom he was a big fan.[2]

Roberts began ring announcing at age 16 for local professional wrestling promotion Pro Wrestling International, and announced his first match in November 1996.[2][3] While studying Media Arts and Communications at the University of Arizona from 1998 to 2002, Roberts worked for other independent promotions such as the American Wrestling Alliance, All Pro Wrestling, and Impact Zone Wrestling. During this time, he also announced for the Toughman Contest.[2][3][1]

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World Wrestling Entertainment

In 2002, Roberts was hired by World Wrestling Entertainment as a backup announcer for SmackDown, followed later by a move to the Raw brand.[1] He also worked on Velocity and Heat shows while touring as the full time Raw live event announcer.[4] Most notably, Roberts announced the ECW show each week on the Sci Fi Network until September 2007, before swapping with SmackDown's Tony Chimel.[1][4] Roberts reached the peak of his profession when he announced the main event of WrestleMania XXIV between Edge and The Undertaker on March 30, 2008. In addition to announcing SmackDown and pay-per-view matches, Roberts would also announce on WWE Superstars, including its inaugural episode on April 16, 2009.

Beginning on September 28, 2009, Roberts took over the Raw announcing duties from the departing Lilian Garcia.

Other media

Roberts has also done some acting and was featured in such movies as Stuart Saves His Family, the upcoming The Guardian and Soul Food.[2] He had minor parts in Sleepless in Seattle, Blue Chips and Only the Lonely.[4] He also appeared in an episode of The Jerry Springer Show.[2][4]

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