“Go To Hell”- Charlotte Flair Blasts Dave Meltzer for Commenting on her Appearance

Published 04/23/2021, 10:01 PM EDT


The pressure of being a modern professional wrestler is excruciating. From enduring injuries that might endanger your life to the constant need to stay relevant, wrestlers have it against them from the beginning. However, female wrestlers like Charlotte Flair might have it a lot tougher.

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Charlotte Flair blasts Dave Meltzer

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – JANUARY 31: Charlotte Flair attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIII Radio Row on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

In recent times, women’s wrestling has grown multifold and has blossomed into a must-see product. Irrespective of the company, women’s wrestling is no longer degrading, and neither does it pander to a male audience. However, certain people drag the outstanding work female wrestlers do through the mud.

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On the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer commented on Charlotte Flair being ‘subconscious of her looks’. The head honcho of the WON has previously commented on Flair’s and other female wrestlers’ physical appearance too.

While many have blasted him for his misogynistic comments, Flair might’ve ended his career with her latest tweet. After a fan notified her of Meltzer’s comments, which included Flair’s appearance, she gave him a piece of her mind.

Dave Meltzer has always been a respected wrestling critic, but his assessment of female wrestlers’ appearances has often come under fire. His star-rating scale might be popular, but his demeanour towards the growing women’s division has been called out as problematic.

Flair asked Dave to reflect on his comments and how he might’ve affected so many professional wrestlers before her. “You have my phone number. It would take you 30 seconds to ask as opposed to giving straight crap to your listeners,” wrote Flair.

Meltzer’s prior controversies

Given his status as wrestling’s top journalist, Dave Meltzer’s opinion is respected as much as Vince McMahon’s opinion. His star-rating scale to determine match quality changed the wrestling game forever. The Young Bucks even have a finishing move named after him.

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Despite the pedestal he’s placed on, Meltzer has received a ton of backlash for his journalistic integrity. Many times, wrestlers have taken offense to his analysis and called him out for passing snide comments on their careers without ever competing himself.

He received a ton of heat for commenting on Peyton Royce’s appearance. Meltzer claimed, “I do think Peyton Royce’s transformation to look more attractive…. I don’t know,” and even claimed she used to be ‘ a lot lighter’. Peyton responded to him, “So what would you have me do, Dave… starve myself?” (H/T Heel by Nature)

Will his style of journalism fade away, or will it give rise to other people like Jim Cornette who have also made sexist comments against female wrestlers?

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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