Justin Roberts recollects how he felt declaring Brock Lesnar had ended The Undertaker’s Streak at WrestleMania.
Former WWE Ring Announcer Justin Roberts has named announcing the end of the streak as the most uncomfortable announcement he has made during his career.
Roberts was a guest on a recent edition of Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast where the 42-year-old commented on the memorable moment from WrestleMania 30:
“I’d say my biggest announcement in WWE was Brock [Lesnar] beating Taker for the streak, that was the biggest announcement I ever made that got the smallest reaction.”
The Undertaker suffering defeat at the hands of Lesnar and thus the undefeated streak at WrestleMania coming to an end was one of the most shocking and unexpected moments in WWE history. The live crowd in New Orleans were largely left in stunned silence before Roberts announced that Brock Lesnar was victorious. Like many, Roberts discussed initially thinking that the outcome had been a mistake, saying:
“My stomach dropped, I was just in doubt, and so it was very uncomfortable, and then I get a cue a minute later and I go, ‘The winner of this match, Brock Lesnar.’ And it was an uncomfortable announcement. Everybody, including myself — it was just disbelief.”
Roberts also discussed how his style changes for live TV versus house shows versus pay-per-views and revealed the dos & don’ts of ring announcing.
Justin Roberts was released by WWE in 2014 after twelve years with the company. He is currently the main ring announcer for AEW having joined the organisation in 2019.