Congratulations to Wrestling Observer Newsletter founder Dave Meltzer. Meltzer will receive the Jim Melby Award from the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Dan Gable Museum.
The award will be presented during the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame induction on the weekend of July 14-16 in Waterloo, IA. Meltzer is receiving the award for his excellence in professional journalism. Former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen is among the list of names being inducted this year.
If you’d like to attend, you can get tickets by calling 319-233-0743 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dave Meltzer is the most respected wrestling journalist in professional wrestling and he also covers MMA for MMAFighting.com and he has worked for The National Sports Daily and Yahoo Sports and he is the guy that media outlets call when they need a wrestling expert on their news programs.
In a press release announcement, Meltzer said, “I am very proud to receive this honor because of what it entails and because of my great respect for Jim Melby and the connection with Lou Thesz.”
“In 1971, I sent a newsletter to Melby, and he praised it in his fan club column in Wrestling Monthly Magazine. I started getting subscribers based on his recommendation. The truth is, there is not a chance in the world my life would have taken the turn it did without Melby, and he was so gracious with me when I was in my preteen and teenager years.”