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More Information on JBL’s Alleged “Bullying”

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Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts has released a statement via his official Instagram page in regards to the ongoing controversy surrounding the alleged backstage bullying from current SmackDown LIVE color commentator John “Bradshaw” Layfield. The allegations have been receiving more attention as of late thanks in large part to Roberts’s brand new book “Best Seat in the House,” as well as the recent WWE hiatus of Mauro Ranallo, who, as previously reported, is not expected to return to WWE television due to issues related to his ongoing battle with bipolar depression, which many fans speculate is due to alleged bullying from JBL.

In his statement, Roberts says that he didn’t write about JBL in order to get him fired from WWE, but rather, he wanted to help make the wrestling world a better place.

Below is Roberts’s full statement:

“I wrote ‘Best Seat In The House’ to tell my story about being a kid who loved and lived for pro-wrestling. I simply wanted to tell it honestly to inspire and hopefully bring positive changes. It’s hard for anyone to imagine the lowlights and only see the highlights. I had to show both, as that’s what made up the journey. I loved wrestling. I worked hard to get to where I got. Then I went through some rough times, because that was the culture. If that hadn’t gone on in the first place, this wouldn’t be an issue now. While a lot has changed over the years, a lot has remained the same. I still watch wrestling and I still love the sport. It’s not about getting anyone fired. Sometimes firing someone is just to bandaid a problem and does not address the root cause. I just hope that my story will help make the wrestling world a better place for everyone who is still involved as there are a LOT of great people who fall into that category and should be treated well.”

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