Dave Meltzer is an American journalist, sports historian, star-rating popularizer, and newsletter writer who specializes in MMA sports entertainment, and professional wrestling. He is currently an editor and publisher for WON (Wrestling Observer Newsletter). David also works as a sports reporter for SB Nation.
Dave Meltzer Age
Dave Meltzer was born in New York City, New York, in the United States on October 24, 1959. He is 62 years old.
Dave Meltzer Height
Dave stands at the stature of 5 ft 6 in/1.68m tall.
Dave Meltzer Family
David is a native of NYC, New York, in the United States. He is the son of his father, Herbert, and his mother, Sharon. In addition, he was raised in upstate New York until the age of ten, when his family relocated to San Jose, California. In addition, Dave was raised in a Jewish family.
Dave Meltzer Wife
In 2002, Dave married his gorgeous wife Mary Meltzer. Dave’s wife works as an administrative director for Tully Blanchard Enterprises. His wife was previously the head coach of the Lawrence Tech women’s lacrosse team. In addition, Dave’s wife is from Worthington, Ohio. The couple is also the proud parents of two grown-up children, Austin and Emily.
Dave Meltzer Education
Dave graduated from San Jose State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Dave Meltzer Salary
Dave receives an annual salary of $100,000.
Dave Meltzer’s Net Worth
Dave’s estimated net worth is $5 million.
Dave Meltzer Career
Dave is the Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s editor and publisher (WON). He reports for WON on MMA, sports entertainment, and professional wrestling on WWE. Furthermore, his fascination with WWE matches began when he was still a child.
Also, he contributed to wrestling-related periodicals that existed before WON. For instance, on of the memorable WWE matches was in ca.1973-1974 of California Wrestling Report. Furthermore, Dave’s interest in WWE began as an annual poll among individuals with whom he interacted about professional wrestling.
He has also worked as a sportswriter for the Turlock Journal, Record News, and Wichita Falls Times during his tenure as a sportscaster. In addition, Sports Illustrated staffer Frank Deford referred to Dave as the most outstanding sports journalist.
Aside from reporting on WWE, he is a frequent lecturer at Stanford University on many areas of the business, including boxing, professional wrestling, and MMA. He is well-known for popularizing the star rating system. Additionally, the rating system, which is a technique of scoring matches on a scale of zero to five stars, was initially created by Jim Cornette and Norm M. Dooley, a friend from their youth.
Nonetheless, in the event of a poor performance, a match may receive a rating of negative five stars. Also, the rating method is identical to that used to rate movies. Also, several of Dave’s matches have received less than five stars, such as the June 2018 encounter at Dominion.
Nevertheless, some of Dave’s fights scored higher than five stars, including the June 2018 battle between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada at Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall, which was given seven stars. Additionally, the match between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega received the top rating from Dave.