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The Origin of “Dinosaur” Dave Meltzer’s Nickname.

Written by Mike Rickard II

Ever wonder where the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer got his nickname “Dinosaur” Dave? Now, after extensive research, I’ve discovered the origin of Meltzer’s nickname. Check out this video brother:

Just as he popularized low work-rate matches, questionable recollections of what happened during his career, and B-level that would have been major hits had Netflix existed, the Hulkster was a pioneer in calling out Dave Meltzer for being behind the times.

So the next time you hear someone refer to “Meltzer Magoo” as “Dinosaur” Dave, remember it was the Hulkster who associated our Jurassic friends with Meltz. Even more impressive, it’s been nearly 25 years. Happy Silver Anniversary “Dinosaur” Dave!

About the author

Mike Rickard II

Retired bank robber and author of "Wrestling's Greatest Moments", "Laughing All the Way to the Bank Robbery, "Flunky: Pawns and Kings," and "Don't Call Me Bush Beans: The Legend of a Three-Legged Cat." Pro wrestling and hockey fan. Hired gun for several pro wrestling sites and a top 10 YouTube wrestling channel. Available in regular and extra-strength.