After resurfacing in WWE last month as the vocal Zeb Colter following years of dormancy from mainstream wrestling television, Dutch Mantel has broken his silence on his affiliation with Vince McMahonâs organization.
âHey guysâŚsorry I havenât been around much but since Iâve gotten a ânew jobâ Iâve been running like crazy,âÂ wrote Mantell on Facebook. âThereâs not enough time in the week to handle all the things now. Iâm not leaving, Iâm just having to back out for a while. Iâm the same guyâŚjust with a different perspective now.â
Mantell then asked his Facebook friends to continue supportingÂ this online campaign raising impaired driving awarenessÂ in support of his late granddaughter, Amanda, who instantly died last summer due to a head-on collision with an impaired driver. Her automobile collided with a car driven by a man named John Perkins, âwho had decided to get high on a mix of Oxycontin, Xanax, and Meth and then drive.â Mantell however, does not acknowledge associate Jack Swaggerâs arrest last month on charges of driving under the influence, marijuana possession, and speeding.
âKeep supporting Amanda and the cause and I promise, Iâll be back soon with the Dutchismâs and the BS,â Mantell wrote. âI have a lot of great stories to tellâŚfunny how life changes. What a story. Iâll keep it until the next book. You wonât believe it. Take careâŚkeep watching. This could get very interesting.â