Dutch Mantel

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Wayne Maurice Keown[1][6][page needed] (born November 29, 1949) is an American professional wrestling manager, booker and retired professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Dutch Mantel (also spelled Dutch Mantell).

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Dutch Mantel
Mantel in April 2014
Birth nameWayne Maurice Keown[1]
Born (1949-11-29) November 29, 1949 (age 73)
Walhalla, South Carolina, U.S.[2]
Alma materClemson University
Children1
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Chris Gallagher[3]
Dutch Mantel
Dutch Mantell
Texas Dirt
Uncle Zebekiah
Wayne Cowen
Zeb Colter[4]
Zebekiah
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[5]
Billed weight225 lb (102 kg)[5]
Billed from"Wandering along the roads of U.S. Route 190"
"Oil Trough, Texas"[1]
Nashville, Tennessee[5]
Debut1972
Retired1990
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Unit25th Infantry Division
Battles/warsVietnam War
AwardsVietnam Service Medal
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Keown debuted in 1972, as Wayne Cowan.[7] He achieved fame in the regional and independent circuits, as well as World Championship Wrestling (WCW), as "Dirty" Dutch Mantel. Keown also worked with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) as Uncle Zebekiah in the mid-1990s, and again in the 2010s as Zeb Colter.[5] In the late 1990s, 2000s, and late-2010s, he worked as a booker for the World Wrestling Council (WWC), International Wrestling Association, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) as well as Championship Wrestling from Florida.