151.  Dutch Mantel

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.

 

Should Dutch Mantel be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 42.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 28.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 28.6%

The Bullet Points

  • Other Aliases: Wayne Koewn (Real Name)
    Dutch Bass
    “Dirty” Dutch Mantell
    Texas Dirt
    Uncle Zebekiah
    Zebekiah
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (Oil Trough, TX)
  • Key Championships Held: NWA Tennessee Tag Team (2) w/John Foley
    NWA Mid America Southern Tag Team w/David Schultz
    NWA Mid America Tag Team (2) 1w/Gypsy Joe, 1w/Ken Lucas
    NWA Mid America Heavyweight (5)
    WWC North American Tag Team (3) 2w/Frankie Laine, 1w/Davey Condrey
    NWA Southeastern Television
    CWA Tag Team (2) w/Austin Idol
    AWA Southern Heavyweight (5)
    CWA Mid America Heavyweight (10)
    AWA Southern Tag Team (3) 1w/Koko B. Ware, 1w/Bill Dundee, 1w/Tommy Rich
    CWA International Heavyweight (2)
    Mid South Television
    NWA Southeastern Heavyweight
    WWC Universal Heavyweight
    USWA Heavyweight
  • Why they will get in: He has one of the greatest minds ever in the wrestling business.
  • Why they won't get in: His WWE stint is highlighted by being……Uncle Zebekiah
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Beat Randy Savage to win his first solo title (NWA Mid America Heavyweight)  (3/26/78)
    2.  Won the AWA Southern Heavyweight Title from Jerry Lawler (2/14/82)
    3.  Won the CWA International Title from Eddie Gilbert (9/17/84)
    4.  Won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Title (6/22/94)
    5.  Was the final USWA Heavyweight Champion (1997)

Should Dutch Mantel be in the Hall of Fame?

(You must be registered and logged in to vote!)
Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 42.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 28.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 28.6%
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0 #1 wzroberts83 2013-05-27 22:10
He is back in the wwe now, he is now managing Jack Swagger as "Zeb Coulter" his mic work is excellent.
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