Dutch Mantel was a major star in the southern promotions throughout the 70’s and 80’s. He wasn’t a tall or well built wrestler, but he had the art of wrestling psychology down and could always deliver a good match. Mantel’s greatest gift to wrestling was what he did outside of the ring utilizing his mind as a booker (he has booked numerous promotions) and as a commentator. Dutch did perform in the WWE, but it was a waste of his talents where he was dubbed “Uncle Zebekiah” and managed the Blu twins and later Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw. Had Mantel had more of a WWE presence be it in the ring or out, he would have been a serious Hall of Fame contender.