Dave Meltzer Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height


Relationship Facts of Dave Meltzer

  • Dave Meltzer is married to Mary Anne Mirabal.
  • Dave Meltzer married on July 17, 1991.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 262 days 💑
  • He is father of Two (Cody Meltzer, Carly Meltzer).
  • Dave Meltzer is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Dave Meltzer is a married man. He exchanged his vows with Mary Anne Mirabal on 17 July 1991. They first met in 1990 when she was working as a spokesmodel.

This couple together has a son Cody, born in 2002, and a daughter Carly, born in 2009.

Who is Dave Meltzer?

Dave Meltzer is an American journalist, author, and historian. He is best known for covering mixed martial arts and professional wrestling.

Dave Meltzer: Age, Parents, Ethnicity, and Education

This journalist was born on 24 October 1959, in New York, the United States with a birth name David Allen Meltzer. His father‘s name is Herbert and his mother’s name is Sharon Meltzer.

Dave’s family moved to California at the age of 10.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Jose State University. He belongs to German-Jewish descent.

Dave Meltzer: Career and Professional Life

Early Career

Earlier, after graduation, he began his career as a sportswriter for the Turlock Journal and the Wichita Falls Times Record News.

He developed an interest in a journalistic approach and professional wrestling. In1971, Dave wrote several wrestling-related publications including WON.

He also reported on the still-extant National Wrestling Alliance in the California Wrestling Report. He began an annual poll among corresponded regarding professional wrestling and started Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) in 1980. Since 1983, he is still working as editor and publisher at WON.

Professional Life

Afterward, Dave Meltzer began maintaining a tape-trading list and updates new and match results along with tape records. Meltzer told that he started this business as the mainstream wrestling magazines served to a younger demographic.

Dave Meltzer
Caption: Dave Meltzer looks (Source: Zimbio)

This journalist is popular for his star rating system. Dave rates match on a scale between 0-5 and going to 0 to (-5) in case of a bad match. He also gave exceeded five stars for excellent matches.

Ric Flair Vs. Ricky Steamboat match from 1989 World Championship Wrestling was the first match Meltzer gave six stars. The highest Dave has rated was given to Okada and Omega match at Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall with seven stars.

Similarly, he has written for several websites, newspapers, and magazines including The National Sports Daily, Oakland Tribune, Yahoo! Sports, the Los Angeles Times.

Since UFC 1, in 1993, he began covering mixed martial arts. Meltzer currently covers the sport for a sports blogging network SB Nation. Frank Deford called him ‘the most accomplished reporter in sports journalism’.

He is serving as a lecturer in the business of MMA, professional wrestling, and boxing at Stanford University.

In addition to journalism, he is also a great author. Dave published his first book Tributes: Remembering Some of the World’s Greatest Wrestlers in 2001. He got a huge appreciation from critics for his work on the book.

Later, Meltzer published his second book Legends of Wrestling in 2003.

For his contribution to sports journalism, he was awarded the ‘Jim Melby Award’ by the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. Similarly, Dave received the ‘Jim Melby Historian Award’ from Cauliflower Alley Club in 2017.

Dave Meltzer: Salary and Net Worth

The average salary of a wrestling journalist in the US is $75,000. Meanwhile, according to some sources, he has an estimated net worth of $120 million.

Rumor and Controversy

There is no scandal and rumor about this journalist. Meanwhile, Dave has managed to keep himself out of any rumor and controversy. He is doing great in his career.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Dave Meltzer is 6 feet 7 inches tall and decent weight. He loves being fit and has a very strong, muscular body. Likely, he has brown hair and blue eyes.

Social Media Profile

Dave has over 70 K followers on Facebook, 249 K followers on Twitter, and 410 K followers on Instagram. Similarly, he has his own website.


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