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Dave Meltzer Interview

Posted: March 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

Drew & Ryan chat with Wrestling Observer writer/editor Dave Meltzer about WWE Fastlane, look ahead to WrestleMania, and more! 


By Drew McConnell

As of December 2015, WWE has had a “Managing Lead Writer” (actual job title) by the name of Tom Casiello. Casiello comes from the soap opera world where he won an Emmy Award for outstanding writing for the show “Young and the Restless” in 2011, and 2 more Emmys while writing for “As the World Turns” in 2001 & 2002. He also has a writer’s guild award for “outstanding achievement in daytime episodic writing” in 2010. And between 2006 & 2008 he was “Associate Head Writer” for Days of Our Lives.

He actually first started with WWE as a writer in April 2011. He eventually worked his way into being the lead writer for the NXT: Redemption show between September 2011 until May 2012. In October of 2012 he was given the job as lead writer for Main Event, a position he would hold until September 2014, when he would leave the company to be a freelance writer.

He would work casually with WWE during that time, often going to tapings when needed, on a freelance basis. He returned to the company full time in December with the new “managing lead writer” position. His duties include overseeing the writing teams for Raw & Smackdown, as well as some WWE Network shows, WWE Publications, and also works on long term stories throughout the year. Insert your own joke there. He also oversees the scripts for all weekly TV shows.

We are back this week (April 13th) with the full crew and go over this past Monday’s Raw, our impression that any pre-mania storyline have been thrown out, and the official results of the prediction game for Wrestlemania and for the past year.

We were also joined by Kurtis Isaac Real in the 2nd hour for a quick rundown of some shows he will be part of in the next few weeks and his impressions of the business.
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We are all back this week with a quick run down of this week in wrestling history; some talk about Wrestlemania this past Sunday; and welcomed Andre Myette back to talk business and have him join into the Prediction Game.

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We are back in a new year with a new show and jump right unto the road to the Royal Rumble with some news about the stipulation added to the Rumble match and mention some of the self-declared participants; big new signings by WWE, potentially; and of course our now usual politics talk.

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Be sure to join us for another live edition of Against the Mat as we delve into the major story regarding CM Punk’s departure from WWE. We’ll speak with Bryan Alvarez of about the story and get the inside scoop regarding “The Best In The World’s” decision to step away from WWE… for now at least.

We’ll also talk about this past Sunday’s Royal Rumble PPV, take a look at Raw and more!

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