Dave Meltzer Biography
Dave Meltzer (David Allen Meltzer) is an American journalist known for covering professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Since 1983, he has been the publisher and editor of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON).
He is well known to have written for the Oakland Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Yahoo! Sports, and The National Sports Daily. He has extensively covered mixed martial arts since UFC 1 in 1993 and currently covers the sport for SB Nation. He has been called “the most accomplished reporter in sports journalism” by Frank Deford of Sports Illustrated. He is also a frequent lecturer on many aspects of the business of MMA, professional wrestling, and boxing at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.
Dave Meltzer Age
Meltzer was born in New York City on October 24th, 1959, he is 59 years old as of 2018.
Dave Meltzer Young | Family
There is no information about his family and how he was raised up. Dave has not shared any information about his parents and with their occupation, he has also not shared any information him having siblings or elder brothers and sisters
Dave Meltzer Married | Wife
he is married to Mary Anne Mirabal, the pair has 2 children. He has also not shared any information about him having dated before.
Dave Meltzer Education
Meltzer got enrolled and later earned a journalism degree from San Jose State University and started out as a sports writer for the Wichita Falls Times Record News and the Turlock Journal. He demonstrated an interest in professional wrestling and a journalistic approach to it early in life. Meltzer wrote several wrestling-related publications that predate WON, dating back to 1971.
Dave Meltzer Career
The beginnings of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) date back to 1980 when Meltzer began an annual poll amongst those with whom he corresponded regarding professional wrestling. According to Meltzer, he was just a fan at first. A short time later, he began maintaining a tape-trading list and would occasionally send match results and news updates along with tape updates. Meltzer stated that he wanted to keep his friends in college “in the loop” for his tape trading as well as the happenings in the business, as the mainstream wrestling magazines catered to a somewhat younger demographic.
Meltzer popularized the “star rating” system (devised by Jim Cornette and his childhood friend Norm M. Dooley), which rates matches on a scale of zero to five stars (sometimes going to negative five stars in the case of very bad matches) in a similar manner to that used by many movie critics.
Meltzer has also given ratings that have exceeded five-stars. The first match Meltzer has given a rating that was above five-stars was Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada from a June 3, 1994, All Japan show. The highest he has ever rated a match was seven stars (, given to Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega for their match at Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall in June 2018. Wrestlers, such as Bret Hart, have written how proud they were when their performances were praised in the WON.
Dave Meltzer Net worth
Dave estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.