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IN THE WORLDJUSTIN WORKED FOR WWEthe worldJustin worked for WWE for years before finally securing a full time announce gig as the voice of the ECW brand From there he worked his way up to Smackdown and eventually the flagship program Monday Night Raw Roberts discusses the highs and the seemingly endless lows of working for the world s biggest wrestling organizationAbove all else Best Seat n the House s a heartbreaking read Justin s world s biggest wrestling organizationAbove all else Best Seat n the House s a heartbreaking read Justin s passion for the wrestling business s second to none The amount of effort and drive to do what he did just to get his foot The Diminished in the door of McMahon s monopolistic companys astounding Once he got n he uickly found out that working for WWE while t may be a dream job for some s unbelievably stressful Not only do you have to exist nside an archaic hazing style environment but you also need to work within a disorganized mess under the direction of an erratic and often Claimed by a Cowboy irrational bossn Vince McMahonObviously the WWE machine would not exist today Discipline if not for the tireless work by the company s head honcho McMahon but judging by Justin s memoir Vince seems to expect everyone to either work just as hard as him whichn my opinion Claim the Night (The Claiming is not fair or be mind readersLast year WWE was under fire due to a report that alleged tenured performer JBL John Bradshaw Layfield relentlessly bullied play by play commentator Mauro Ranallo to the point where he left his position Mauro well known to suffer from bipolar disorder luckily found a spot away from JBL under the umbrella of the NXT brand While JBL Mauro and WWE deny that the story was truet s not hard to believe Claimed by Desire its validity In this book Roberts goesnto extensive detail about how he was treated by Layfield through excessive humiliation and constant mental abuse What Say Youll Remember Me is even worses that this type of behaviour Accidental Bodyguard is encouraged While pranks or ribs have always been a part of the wrestlingndustry telling someone to kill themselves or stealing their passport causing them to miss shows s crossing a lineI know professional wrestling already doesn t have the best reputation but hearing about garbage like this will always keep t from truly penetrating the mainstream Luckily through the power of social media word of this type of mistreatment travels uickly Does t power of social media word of this type of mistreatment travels uickly Does t work No However at least this type of behaviour sn t so easily buriedThe Best Seat n the House was or less a good read There are some compelling stories about his time on the road and his role Abby and the Bachelor Cop in helping WWE connect with Connor Michalek an eight year old boy suffering from pediatric cancer I found that a few of the stories tended to feel a bit repetitive near the end which had me skipping through the book a little during the last 10% I think Justin s storys an Eye to Eye important one as he was neither considered an employee nor was he viewed as talent so despite having anntegral role Accidentally Expecting in the company he was often overlooked for promotions raises or recognition and constantly undervalued It s really too bad because he s one of my all time favorite ring announcers. Ements of WWE talent and the overall merciless treatment from the higher ups whose decisions can affect nearly the entire wrestlingndustryThis book s the all access backstage pass for those who have always wondered what t would be like to work at WWE under the Herzrivalen infamous Vince McMahon and travel all over the worldn cars buses and planes with the biggest stars of professional wrestlingJustin Roberts pulls no punches and gives you an uncensored raw look at the journey of a young man chasing catching and living his dre. This was a very nteresting book From a lifelong WWE fan t does provide a great deal of nsight nto what a career n WWE s like On the flip side that career seems to not career n WWE s like On *The Flip Side That Career Seems To *flip side that career seems to as nteresting as All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night it seemsThe author provides a great amount of detailn this book He has an Any Man Of Mine interesting story to tell What drags the book downs repetition and the politics of WWE After hearings bout backstage politics constantly through the book the author ends up appearing like a complainer In my opinion the WWE sounds like just about any other company Annalee And The Lawman in America today Is that good no but after reading 300 pages about politicsn this book I am about beatOverall this The Apollonides Mistress Scandal is a good andnteresting read Wish t was not so repetitive Could have been told n 200 pages and story would have ended just the same Great story but the editing Anything For His Son is awful Between the typos grammatical errors and poor writingt s hard to believe that anyone proofread this even once It s shocking that this was published Anticipation in the statet s n as I ve never read a book with this many errors At one point a paragraph s actually repeated That being said I d strongly recommend this to wrestling fans because t s an honest look at the life of working for the WWE With better editing this could ve been 5 stars Justin Roberts has written a HELL of a book about the wrestling business particularly WWEbut he s not a wrestler Roberts was a WWE ring announcer for 10 years but a lifelong fan and worked n the business before his big break As his book states his passion for wrestling was everything to him There s tons of guys and girls like Justin Roberts that have lived and breathed WWE for years and dream of getting to be a part of the show n some form Some want to be n the ring and some want to just be there perioda writer producer referee we d even ring the bell Just let us join Annie and the Outlaw in Andt s one of the hardest jobs to get because there s so few of them and the road to get there ANNIE AND THE PRINCE is so tough to break through With a lot of hard work and a TON of persistence Justin Roberts broke through and lived his dream His storys all about being a go getter and not stopping until he made The Single Dad's Redemption it It snspiring as hell but A Christmas Affair it made me exhaustedmagining having to do all he did to make t Obviously he s far driven that I ever will be If that was exhausting magine how tired I was after reading about years and years of travel The WWE wrestlers and staff on the road go through so much that we never even see or hear about 1 or 2 days off a week The Apple Orchard if they re lucky Insane 22 hour travel days In other countriesn awful weather Canceled and late flights tight seats When Hitler Took Austria: A Memoir of Heroic Faith by the Chancellor's Son in coach endless car rides and rental car disasters bland diets and food on the roadjust horrible stuff they go through to be the celebs we watch each week Glamorous Maybe But damnt sounds grueling We see the good parts but there s a whole other schedule they have we don t know about All that said yes this s a story s a whole other schedule they have we don t know about All that said yes this s a story a guy realizing his dream But the bigger story s how a company that seems so friendly philanthropic all about charities and anti bullying campai. Justin Roberts always dreamed of being a ring announcer at World Wrestling Entertainment From playing with action figures of the Ultimate Warrior the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels Bret Hitman Hart and Hulk Hogan to actually announcing these larger than life characters to the ring Roberts lived out the dream of countless passionate wrestling fans worldwide Best Seat n the House s the nspirational story of Roberts' ambitious journey to becoming a full time ring announcer at WWEperforming all over the world and announci. Gns treats their employees More specifically t s about this dominant global company taking a passionate obsessed lifelong fan that busted his ass to get to be a part of the show and slowly beating that passion out of him Don t get me wrong I love wrestlingalways have and probably always will I m not uitting WWE because of this book However there are so many things about WWE that I will never view n the same way And I know there are two sides to every story but a will never view n the same way And I know there are two sides to every story but a of the stuff Roberts pulled the curtain back on s stuff I kinda thought was fishy before hand Their anti bullying Be A Star campaign while the stories that we hear about backstage are all about guys and girls being bullied and ridiculed about mistakes or body ssuesor for many times no reason at all The ridiculous hand jobs they give themselves to show all the charity they do While I thought something was up with that even I wasn t prepared for the full story about the Connor s Cure saga with the child that passed away of cancer a few years ago The full version s so much touching and Ensimmäinen maailmansota incredibly sadderf you can believe t but how the WWE changed and erased key parts for seemingly no other reason that a personal vendetta that I still can t figure out why t existed And then there s the countless stories about the key leaders and how they are awful to the less powerful employees We hear all the time about plans changing and guys being cut off for no reasonbut just how disorganized things are s very shocking If you dislike Kevin Dunn from what we ve heard beforejust wait After reading this Kevin Dunn from what we ve heard beforejust wait After reading this I need a few classic Cornette rants about him to cleanse the palate It s not all scandals and gossip by any means There s a whole book full of dream come true moments and great road stories Roberts met and got to announce all of his childhood heroes and see the world His friendships along the way were solid He helped so many fans out along the waynot to mention sick kids especially Connor and seems like an absolute nice guy that wanted to make the product better for us alla logical company with good shows that made sense He never comes across as someone looking to be famous He was happy with his role but understandably was baffled at never getting credit for things and actually being gnored and erased from stuff for seemingly no reasonI can t recommend this book enough I ve read so many wrestling books but this one was very uniue n that his perspective was a uniue one He really did have the best seat n the house We don t get many stories from this viewpoint and I couldn t put Tom Waits - Mule Variations it down I ve always been a fan of Justin Roberts announcing work so I wentnto the book excited to read his story but I really think you d enjoy this book f you aren t familiar with him at all A non wrestling fan would probably enjoy t but you probably wouldn t relate to t the way those of us that follow the product and share so many frustrations about the way WWE does things and portrays themselves to the public Great great read Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts recounts the story of his Ng weekly live events TV shows and the enormously popular pay per view spectacularsfor than a decadeIn addition to announcing the top wrestlers n sports entertainment from Nature Boy Ric Flair Rowdy Roddy Piper Sgt Slaughter King Kong Bundy and the Iron Sheik to Dwayne the Rock Johnson Stone Cold Steve Austin John Cena Brock Lesnar CM Punk Chris Jericho and the Undertaker Roberts also relives entertaining and candid moments with his real life superhero co workers workplace politics grueling travel schedules harsh reuir.
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