Justin Roberts wrote a blog for Medium in which he talks about his love of the wrestling business.
Here is an excerpt: “Who comes to watch? Everybody. EVERYBODY from all walks of life. While lots of celebrities have used professional wrestling to promote their project or in many cases they’re fans so they use their project as an excuse to be part of the show. I have consistently noticed lots of celebrities simply sitting in the crowd enjoying the show with their families and friends. From Jon Stewart who recently brought his son (guess what they do together on Monday nights? Yep. They watch professional wrestling together as many families do for bonding time). TLC’s Chilli, Rick Rubin, Adam Sandler, Rob Schenider, Anthony Kiedis, Charles Barkley, Emma Stone, Shaq, Phil Collins, Ben Stiller, Rob Reiner, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Dennis Haskins, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, David Arquette, George Wallace, Billy Corgan, Adam Jones, Freddie Prinze jr, Donald Trump, numerous bands, athletes, actors, singers, businessmen, rich, poor, young and old. All walks of life come to watch professional wrestling and tune in every week on television. There’s something for everyone.
The next time you u want to knock it think of me: a fan that lived for this, dreamed of this and now makes a career out of this. It means a lot to me and it means a lot to everyone mentioned. Think of them. The fans who were touched by their heroes. The Make-A-Wish kids who use their one wish to come to a show or meet one wrestler. The athletes who train hard in the gym daily to keep up their appearance, then travel to your city all over the world every week and do amazing things in the ring to be the hero and then to do so much after that as a hero to make people happy.
Whether it’s the professional wrestlers on the main stage of WWE or the wrestling heroes of independent wrestling performing in front of 20 people, doing what they love and inspiring those 20 people and everybody else who is a part of this industry in any way and acting as a hero to their fans.
I LOVE this form of entertainment and I’m not alone. Did you grow up idolizing Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, The Rock, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Mick Foley? If you did and you feel this way too, go ahead and share my story with someone who just might not get it. Help a friend and fill them in, maybe they need someone to look up to.”