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View Poll Results: Who is your favorite journalist
Bill Apter 8 66.67%
Dave Meltzer 4 33.33%
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Old 08-16-2017, 03:50 PM
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Default Who do you like most: Bill Apter or Dave Meltzer

I kinda wanted to do a thread about this for a long time but wasn't sure how it would be receive.

Now the point of this thread is to find out which journalist is the most respected by the IWC and wrestling fans in general. The point is not to discredit anything both man have done as Journalist over the year as they're careers as been long and are well respected within the wrestling community.

Personally, i tend to go more toward Apter, mostly because i've been following wrestling since i was a kid in the 80's and i was reading those apter magazine to get more info on what's going on within the wrestling business. I always thought that Apter never tried to published false info in his magazine and always verified the his facts before publishing it in one of his magazine. Also i never felt like he was trying to impose is opinion on the wrestling fans and never played favorite with any of the promotions he was covering.

Compare to Meltzer which while he's really good, i always got this feeling that he's not always publishing the truth in his newsletter and the fact that he does show favoritism to certain company because he like that style of wrestling more then another always kinda made not like him as much.

In the end, that's my point of view on this subject and maybe that not the point of view of everybody. So who is your favorite writer, Meltzer or Apter?
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The apter mags are known for being a work of fiction and publishing fake interview's. The only reason they weren't sued by Vince or turner or Crockett is because they advanced storylines and often came out so late after the events it didn't matter.
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Apter has always been more about kayfabe whereas Meltzer has always been more about exposing the inner workings of pro wrestling and what goes on behind the scenes.

As a whole, I don't really pay too much attention to wrestling journalists, never really did even as a kid. If I did, I'd probably be more of an Apter fan as Dave Meltzer is very much concerned with pushing his own agenda as to what he thinks is good wrestling and passes it off as gospel.
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I enjoy Meltzer. I find him and Bryan Alvarez entertaining. I enjoy their site. That said, I look at it as strictly entertainment. I don't look at their word as "gospel"
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At least Apter is somewhat level headed about professional wrestling being a business and a form of entertainment and goes about his career accordingly, attempting to better the business in some small way.

Meltzer, Alvarez, Satin, etc. simply put are marks who take this stuff WAY too seriously. How people pay money to hear them talk about fake fighting like it's a serious sporting contest is baffling to me.

We all love pro wrestling, some more so than others, but at the end of the day, it's a television show, a movie, a never ending fairy tale, so Meltzer giving a match 2 stars or 5 stars is pretty laughable when people take it as anything more than his own opinion or level of enjoyment for said match.
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