WWE announcer Justin Roberts has been released after RAW went off air (13/10/2014).
The official version is that the company has decided not to renew his contract. However, Roberts has been seen arguing with Michael Cole during the Ziggler vs. Orton match. Some witnesses say that he flipped Cole off. Whether this incident has anything to do with Roberts’ release, is not confirmed.
According to information provided by PWInsider, Justin Roberts was told the news by Kevin Dunn immediately after RAW.
The release comes as a surprise because most people say that Roberts was well liked backstage and generally got along with everybody. Jim Ross commented on his blog (JrsBarBQ.com) that he was shocked to hear the news, since Roberts was “polite, professional” and “reliable”.
Justin Roberts will be on Chris Jericho’s podcast on Friday, so an update might be available then.