Peyton Royce Is Mad With Dave Meltzer

Peyton Royce

Peyton Royce has called out Wrestling Observer Newsletter editor Dave Meltzer over his comments on her looks.

On Wrestling Observer Radio last Wednesday, Meltzer was chatting with co-host Bryan Alvarez on how unimpressed he’s been with Royce and Billie Kay on the main roster and the discussion turned to Royce’s physical transformation.

“I thought like, that they had like, a cool act in NXT, and on the main roster, I don’t get a thing out of them,” Meltzer said. “I mean, I don’t think their promos are particularly good, their wrestling isn’t good. I think Peyton Royce’s transformation to look more attractive … I dunno, I don’t want to say.”

Alvarez then asked Meltzer if he felt Royce was more attractive in NXT.

“I thought so, yes. To me, yes. I would say so,” Meltzer said.

He continued, “She doesn’t stand out to me. When she was in NXT, she did. She was a lot lighter.”

Twitter user @dajosc11 posted an audio clip of Meltzer’s critical remarks last week and Royce responded to them today.

A few minutes later, Royce posted this message on Instagram, which seems to be related to Meltzer’s remarks.

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Meltzer has since offered a public apology to Royce regarding his remarks.

Meltzer replied to a thread on the topic on the message board by saying that he “screwed up bad.”

“I screwed up bad. Whether we want to admit it or not, there is a double standard when it comes to commenting on men and women’s bodies and in wrestling and my mentality of wanting to treat everyone the same didn’t take into account that women often starve themselves for looks which guys don’t, that what I said, and I think many do understand what I meant, was a subject I should have avoided and that I have learned from this mistake.

“For those who defend me on this, thanks, and I know you understand I meant no harm, but it was still a mistake to learn from.”