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Dutch Mantel addresses how ‘a regular company’ will handle punishment for AEW’s full fight

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Dutch Mantle is well known in the wrestling industry, and he knows the business unlike other people. As such, he is more on current developments. is always happy to provide your thoughts in the latest episodes of “Story Time with the Dutch Mantle,” He addressed the recent locker room fight between CM Punk, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and others, in which all parties, including agents separating the fight, were suspended indefinitely.

“If it was in a regular company, they would all be fired,” Mantel said. “Wrestling is different from a regular company. You need these guys. They have more TVs than anyone else and all of a sudden you’ll fire them? [For] They weren’t able to control themselves?” Instead of giving the ax to The Elite and Punk, Mantle would have done what Tony Khan did and suspended them, but there would be an added element that the wrestlers would notice.

“If I’m going to suspend them, I’ll suspend them and fine them about $20. Wrestlers answer with money,” he said. “You got to cut it out and tell them ‘This first case is a test case. Someone else will be fired on the spot.'”

Mantle won several championships as part of the regional wrestling scene in the 1970s and 1980s, most notably at the Memphis-based Continental Wrestling Association of Jerry Jarrett and Jerry Lawler. He is best known to modern fans, however, as a manager, spending some time in World Wrestling Federation in the 1990s as the character Zebekia, and later in the 2010s as the villainous elder Zeb Coulter. When he famously managed The Real Americans, Jack Swagger and Cesaro, both currently competing for AEW as Jake Hager and Claudio Castagnoli.

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