Pro wrestling insider Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has come under fire following comments he made regarding the look of WWE Superstar Peyton Royce.
During a conversation with his co-host Bryan Alvarez on Wrestling Observer Radio Meltzer critiqued Royce's look and said "she was a lot lighter" when she was in NXT.
It is no secret that both Royce and her tag partner Billie Kay took time off before their main roster debut to have some cosmetic surgeries.
Below is a transcript, courtesy of RingSideNews:
Meltzer: “The IIconics got ‘boring’ed out’. You know they’re another one. You know I thought that they had a cool act in NXT and on the main roster I don’t get a thing out of them. I don’t think their promos are good, their wrestling isn’t particularly good. I think Peyton Royce’s transformation to look more attractive… I don’t know, I don’t want to say, but… I think that —
Alvarez: “She was more attractive in NXT?”
Meltzer: “I thought so, yes. To me, yes I would say so. But that’s neither here nor there but…”
Alvarez: “No one’s saying she’s unattractive by the way, everybody.”
Meltzer: “I know, no sh*t, yeah I didn’t say it at all. But I think she doesn’t stand out to me. When she was in NXT she did…”:
Alvarez: “One thing I’ve noticed about NXT and the main roster is –”
Meltzer: “She was a lot lighter.”
So what would you have me do Dave... starve myself? 🤯🤯🤯 This is how nightmares for young women start. The females in your life must be proud. https://t.co/8MNpZNsR7m— Peyton Royce (@PeytonRoyceWWE) August 15, 2018
Fellow WWE Superstars have taken to Twitter to come to the defense of Royce.
What a prick. Love you sis 💕 https://t.co/oRWMAIWcwR— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) August 15, 2018
-6 stars, Dave.— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) August 15, 2018