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Zeb Colter


Also known as Dutch Mantel, Dutch Mantell, Texas Dirt, Wayne Cowan, Uncle Zebekiah, Zebekiah, Chris Gallagher

Current gimmick: Zeb Colter
Promotion: Freelancer
Age: 66 years
Birthplace: Oil Trough, Texas, USA
Gender: male
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight: 224 lbs (102 kg)
Alter egos: Chris Gallagher
Dutch Mantel
    a.k.a.  Dutch Mantell
Texas Dirt
Uncle Zebekiah
    a.k.a.  Zebekiah
Wayne Cowan
Zeb Colter
Roles: Singles Wrestler
Color Commentator
Beginning of in-ring career: 1972
Wrestling style: Brawler
Nickname(s): "Dirty"
Zeb Colter
Wayne Cowan (NWA, 1976) Dutch Mantel (Independent, 1984) Dutch Mantel (Independent, 198x) Dutch Mantel (SMW, 1992) Dutch Mantel (Puerto Rico, 1994) Zebekiah (WWF, 1995) Dutch Mantel (TNA, 2005) Dutch Mantel (Independent, 2010) Zeb Colter (WWE, 2013) Zeb Colter (WWE, 2014) Zeb Colter (WWE, 2015) Dutch Mantell (Independent, 2016)
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Latest comments of the CAGEMATCH inmates
Phenomenal91 wrote on 30.08.2014:
[10.0] "It took Dutch 40 years to finally become a high profile wrestling superstar. Although he'd been a great worker in several promotions throughout his seemingly never ending career, Dutch never achieved much in the way of fame as a wrestler. He became better known in the wrestling industry for his work behind the scenes than for his on-camera performances. It's strange that WWE decided to take this former TNA booker who had never been a wrestling legend in the traditional sense and make him one of their top managers. His character's remarks courted mainstream controversy, and gave Dutch/Zeb/Wayne Keown a special kind of notoriety he never could have hoped for a few short years earlier. This is the oddest kind of career resurgence a wrestler can have. But it couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy. Here's to hoping we see Dutch for another 40 years!"
AriesMark wrote on 11.03.2014:
[8.0] "One of the most entertaining and unique managers in the business today. Former wrestler Dutch Mantell has made this character stand out in so many ways. Cuts good promos and is a good mouthpiece for Jack Swagger who really needs one. Cesaro, however I admit does not really need a mouthpiece. Former Vietnam vet paid his dues in the business as both a wrestler and a booker. While he's nowhere near Paul Heyman's level as far as heel awesomeness is concerned, he's still a good mic talker with an interesting, yet controversial Libertarian/Tea Party type gimmick. Eine der unterhaltsamen und einzigartigen Manager in der heutigen Geschäftswelt. Der ehemalige Wrestler Dutch Mantell hat diesen Charakter zeichnen sich in vielerlei Hinsicht. Schneidet gut Promos und ist eine gute Mundstück für Jack Swagger, die wirklich benötigt man. Cesaro, aber ich gebe zu, nicht wirklich ein Mundstück. Ehemalige Vietnam Tierarzt bezahlt seine Beiträge in der Geschäfts sowohl als Wrestler und Booker. Während er ist bei weitem nicht Paul Heyman Niveau so weit wie Ferse awesomeness betrifft, ist er immer noch ein gutes Mikrofon Sprecher mit einem interessanten, noch umstritten Libertarian / Tea-Party-Typ-Gag."
spesini wrote on 01.03.2014:
[9.0] "Really awesome manager, after Paul Heyman best manager currently in WWE. Real Americans without him aren´t Real Americans."
JustinJDMarineau wrote on 25.02.2013:
[9.0] "I never got the chance to follow Dutch Mantel's career when he was in WWF as Zebekiah in the mid-90's managing the likes of JBL and The Harris Brothers. As a matter of fact, all I knew about him was that he was a booker for TNA at one point in time. But ever since he unexpectedly returned to the WWE recently and became Zeb Colter, he has without a doubt made me become a big fan of his! He obviously falls under the category of being such an amazing heel manager if he can take a great talent like Jack Swagger who hasn't done that much within the past 2 years and catapult him to the highest point in his career in such a controversial fashion that he even got people outside of the wrestling world talking about Jack Swagger as well as himself! Zeb Colter has not only done wonders for Jack Swagger's career so far, but for his own career as well! He has a character on WWE TV now that best suits him (being a legit Vietnam veteran) and he has more than the gift of gab to actually pull his character off the way he does and to be a great mouthpiece let alone be an amazing manager in Jack Swagger's corner! WE THE PEOPLE!"

Current Total Rating
Valid Votes: 102
Number of comments: 42
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4.0 11x
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2.0 15x
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Average Rating: 5.98
Average in 2016: 7.00
Average in 2015: 6.83
Average in 2014: 7.52
Average in 2013: 7.57
Average in 2012: 3.00
Average in 2011: 2.00
Average in 2010: 0.00
Average in 2009: 1.00
Average in 2008: 2.00
Average in 2007: 2.10

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