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Mike Rome Biography – Mike Rome Wiki
Mike Rome is an American host and ring announcer for the WWE under “Mike Rome” since 2016. He does backstage interviews at Monday Night RAW, and ring announcing for the SmackDown brand, NXT, WWE Main Event, and the CWC.
Rome is a former singer and game show host for Nickelodeon and entertainer at Universal Studios and Disney’s Hollywood studios in Orlando. He played characters like Scooby Doo’s pal Shaggy and Optimus Prime, among others.
He is a one-time WWE 24/7 Champion, holding the title for nine seconds. Growing up in San Diego, California he was a huge fan of WWE’s Rock ‘n Wrestling era, idolizing Superstars like The Ultimate Warrior and being mesmerized by The Undertaker’s debut at Survivor Series 1990.
In May 2016, he signed with WWE. He started working as a ring announcer for the NXT brand on its Florida loop. He was also the ring announcer at the Cruiserweight Classic and made his debut on WWE programming on the September 7, 2016, episode of NXT.
His ring name is a shortened version of his middle name and his surname. At first, he used his full middle name and the shortened version of his surname, before it was changed to a NXT taping to differentiate himself from Michael Cole.
Rome would make his main roster debut on the January 16, 2017, episode of Raw, in a backstage segment interviewing Nia Jax. He went on to make appearances on both NXT and Raw, with his final NXT appearance as an interviewer at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn 4. Following that, Rome would appear regularly on the main roster shows.
Rome has occasionally been used on Raw or otherwise to further storylines. In a backstage segment in July 2018, Alexa Bliss was promoting Table for 3 on the WWE Network, when Rome walked by and interrupted her, thinking she was asking him out on a date. As part of WWE’s online content, Rome would portray a delusional character who was sure he would be having dinner with Bliss.
Rome became the main Raw ring announcer in January 2019. On December 27, Rome won the WWE 24/7 Championship at a WWE Live event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Samir Singh had just won the title off R-Truth for his third reign and wanted Rome to announce him as the new champion, prodding him as he did so. Instead, Rome rolled Samir up to win the title and was about to announce himself as the new champion, before Sunil Singh surprised him with a roll-up to regain the title, also for his third reign.
After the release of Greg Hamilton in October 2021, he had been announcing on both Raw and SmackDown until January 14, 2022, when Samantha Irvin was called up to the main roster from 205 Live to serve as the ring announcer for SmackDown.
During the 2023 WWE Draft, Rome and Irvin were both drafted to switch announcing positions taking effect May 8, 2023. In so doing, Rome would become the new ring announcer for SmackDown, beginning with the May 12 episode.
Mike Rome Age
He was born Austin Michael Romero on 8 October 1981 in San Diego, California, United States.
Mike Rome Wife
Is Mike Rome married? It is unclear whether the television host is in a relationship or even married.
Mike Rome Net Worth
Mike Rome’s net worth is unclear. However, it is public knowledge that his net worth is derived from his career as a former singer, game show host, and ring announcer, and his backstage interviews.
Mike Rome Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)tall.
His Instagram handle is @austinmromero.