Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer hasn’t taken too kindly to Dax Harwood having “little less than top notch respect” for him.
Dave Meltzer’s star ratings are monitored by both wrestlers and fans alike, however they often cause controversy and have plenty of claims of favoritism.
Whilst being complimentary of Meltzer’s writing in certain areas, FTR’s Dax Harwood has been critical of the star ratings.
Speaking on the final episode of William Regal’s Gentleman Villain podcast, Dax Harwood gave an example of a match he has a completely different view to Meltzer on, and how he has little respect for the ratings.
What I don’t necessarily have a lot of respect for is the favorites that are played; the information that is skewed to fit a certain narrative. I don’t have a lot of respect for that, [or] even his star ratings.
Rate whatever you want, however you want. If you don’t believe is five stars, that’s fine. But I tell you this. I watched the Brainbusters vs the Hart Foundation from Summerslam 1989. He gave it two stars. I’d give it a good… at least four stars. It’s a beautiful match. The way they work together and the tag team psychology, and how they use each other, and use the referee. That’s tag team wrestling. But he didn’t enjoy that match. I did. I love the match.
His star ratings, that’s his opinion. The historian Dave Meltzer, I have a lot of respect for. The journalist who puts out a narrative that him and his buddies want to? Little less than top notch respect from me.
Now Dave Meltzer has taken to Twitter to respond to the comments from Harwood.
A narrative that included saying you had many of the best matches of the year, should win tag team and the best feud of the year. Seriously, of all people. https://t.co/COPxrKEA1J
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) December 30, 2022
Dax Harwood recently launched his own podcast, where he has touched on a number of subjects including how CM Punk confided in him with what happened at All Out.
With thanks to 411Mania for the transcription.