Dutch Mantel

  • Born: 11/29/1949 in The Carolinas
  • Birthname: Wayne Maurice Keown
  • Height & Weight: 5'8", 224 Ib
Titles Won:
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship
  • Mid-South Television Championship

Keown debuted in 1972, as Wayne Cowan. He achieved fame on the regional and independent circuits, as well as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as Dutch Mantel. Keown also worked with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) as Uncle Zebekiah in the early to mid-1990s, and again in the 2010s as Zeb Colter.

In the late 1990s, 2000s, and late-2010s, he worked as a booker for the World Wrestling Council (WWC), the International Wrestling Association, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as well as Championship Wrestling from Florida.

Notable Matches: vs. Jerry Lawler on March 29th 1982

Notable Feuds: vs. Jerry Lawler

Wrestlers Managed: The Blu Brothers, Justin Bradshaw, Cesaro, Jack Swagger, The Freedom Fighters, Alberto Del Rio

Other Notable Achievements

AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (5 times)

AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Bill Dundee (1), Koko Ware (1) and Tommy Rich (1)

CWA Heavyweight Championship (3 times)

CWA International Heavyweight Championship (2 times)

CWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Austin Idol

NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship (12 times)

NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Gypsy Joe (1) and Ken Lucas (1)

NWA Mid-America Television Championship

NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) – with David Schultz

NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with John Foley

NWA Southeastern Continental Heavyweight Championship

NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division)

NWA Southeastern Television Championship

WWC North American Tag Team Championship (4 time) – with Wayne Farris (1) and Frankie Laine (3)

WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship

WWC World Tag Team Championship – with Bouncer Bruno

DCW Heavyweight Championship

NWA Georgia Junior Heavyweight Championship

HPW Heavyweight Championship

MSWA Tennessee Heavyweight Championship