Seth Rollins appreciates Dave Meltzer for the historical work he’s done over the years, but his star ratings? That’s another story.
Rollins sat across from his WrestleMania rival Logan Paul for a conversation on his Impaulsive podcast and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion cringed when the mention of “stars” were made. He jokingly didn’t even want to hear Meltzer’s name being brought up.
“Kurt Angle has no five-star matches, okay? One of the greatest of all-time and there’s a plethora of those people.”
Rollins did relent in his apprehension to provide context for Paul and his co-host, commending Meltzer for all the documentation he’s done over the years when it comes to covering wrestling from an international perspective. Additionally, he gives Dave credit for the immense knowledge he has regarding the history of the business. That became a different story for something Meltzer is notoriously known for.
Seth Rollins On Star-Ratings: “It Means Very Little”
While Rollins gave Meltzer credit in one category the once Architect of The Shield deconstructed Dave’s suspect way of rating matches.
“He’s great as a historian but match ratings are silly. Match ratings are very silly. Like I said, match ratings are so subjective.
“If the people are popping, it’s a good time. That’s the end of the game, but to put star ratings on it, good for you … in the grand scheme, it means very little.”
Even if it may not matter to Rollins, Meltzer did give his WrestleMania 39 match against Logan Paul 4.5 stars, only being beat by The Usos vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens (5 stars), Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley (4.75 stars) and Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus (5 stars).
Please credit “Impaulsive” and h/t Inside The Ropes for the transcription.