Dave Meltzer did so much to inform and enrich your writer’s wrestling fandom.
A genuine revolutionary of an industry, were it not for his pioneering, exhaustive, super-detailed Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is every chance you would not be reading this article right now.
As if you needed another reason to hate the man!
Meltzer, in addition to pouring the tea that draws us behind the curtain, and bonds us to wrestling even when wrestling itself repels us, is superb at providing insight into what makes up the complexion of a pro wrestling match. He is a man of immaculate taste, and moreover, his punditry, at its best, elaborates on the wrestling art form that it heightens it.
The quirks once associated with the man feel less endearing this week. By the week, really; he tweeted in the very recent past “Here come the people with learning disabilities”, yikes, as if an inability to understand him automatically makes one challenged in any way. If anything, understanding Uncle Dave’s quirks is like learning a new f*cking language. He also retweeted a meme of Kazuchika Okada’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 trunks reveal, doctored over raucous pub-wide World Cup celebrations, thinking it had actually happened.
You don’t want to turn heel on a man you genuinely look up to.