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#1 Posted on 16.5.13 0215.24
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Being in the NYT has to be a huge honor for Meltzer, I would guess.


From nytimes.com:

"In World of Wrestling, Trying to Keep It Real

Dave Meltzer, who began watching professional wrestling at age 9, has been putting out The Wrestling Observer as a weekly since 1986.
By JAKE ROSSEN
Published: May 14, 2013

Dave Meltzer was gravely ill, but the phone would not stop ringing. It was December 1993, and someone had circulated the number of the hospital where Meltzer was being treated for a ruptured appendix, the delayed diagnosis of which had caused a life-threatening abdominal inflammation.

The professional wrestlers he often wrote about called to wish him well. Several would then launch into trade talk or gossip, which a fevered Meltzer would dutifully record.

“For 16 days,” he recalled, “I sat there with my notebook, waiting to go home and write.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/​​2013/​​05/​​15/​​sports/​​wrestling-​​reporter-​​dave-​​meltzer-​​tries-​​to-​​keep-​​it-​​real.html?​​pagewanted=all&​​_​​r=1&​​

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#2 Posted on 17.5.13 1215.52
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Really awesome. Lot of buzz coming out of it about Dave's pinky ring too.
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#3 Posted on 17.5.13 1234.26
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Lot of buzz coming out of it about Dave's pinky ring too.
I never even noticed that! I was too distracted by omg messy office OMG MONITOR hey where's the Beatles poster?

Is it just me, or does the article make it sound like Bret Hart witnessed Bruiser Brody's murder and refused to testify?
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#4 Posted on 17.5.13 1246.46
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    Originally posted by KJames199
    Is it just me, or does the article make it sound like Bret Hart witnessed Bruiser Brody's murder and refused to testify?

I think that was just poor sentence arrangement.
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#5 Posted on 17.5.13 1259.59
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    Originally posted by KJames199
      Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Lot of buzz coming out of it about Dave's pinky ring too.
    I never even noticed that! I was too distracted by omg messy office OMG MONITOR hey where's the Beatles poster?


I bet, rather than that photo being staged, during the shoot Dave really did have to hop on the computer to post the latest Pro Wrestling Syndicate results.
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#6 Posted on 17.5.13 1819.46
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    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
      Originally posted by KJames199
      Is it just me, or does the article make it sound like Bret Hart witnessed Bruiser Brody's murder and refused to testify?

    I think that was just poor sentence arrangement.


if there had also been typos, I'd have thought it was a subtle homage to the Observer itself. :>
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#7 Posted on 22.5.13 2210.44
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Correction were made to the article. Apparently Bret Hart isn't from Montreal.
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