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Wrestling Legend Advises WWE To Protect Gunther

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• Wrestling Legend Advises WWE To Protect Gunther

During a recent interview on Smack Talk, Old School WWF Manager Uncle Zebekiah (Zeb Colter aka Dutch Mantell) spoke about the recent booking of Intercontinental Champion Gunther (fka WALTER), who reformed his former NXT faction Imperium at the Clash at the Castle PLE.

Mantell made it clear that WWE should protect Gunther in their future booking, because he sees great potential in him, to make the promotion a lot of money.

Here’s what Dutch had to say about the Imperium vs. Sheamus’ Brawling Brutes match on the latest episode of SmackDown:

“Ain’t not a dime in those guys! There is money in Gunther. Keep him alive. And I think Sheamus, you know, him and Gunther went at it one time, but at the end, Sheamus was not even seen. That’s why he went backward, and I think Gunther went a little bit backward because you’ve got to protect assets like that. You just can’t throw him out there.

To me, you just can’t throw them out there in a six-man tag and expect them to keep their steam because there was nothing for him to keep his steam on here. I’m talking from a booking point of view.

That’s what I’m thinking. But you’re right; when they got into the ring, it got electric because they remembered Clash at the Castle. What a match they had! I mean, a brutal match, but this didn’t even come close to it.”

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Old School Wrestling Manager Paul E. Dangerously (Real name: Paul Heyman) celebrates his 57th birthday today.

During his long illustrious career, Heyman worked for Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (AWA), Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling which eventually turned into Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), before he became the promoter of the latter promotion.

After ECW folded in 2001, Paul joined Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE) where he worked on & off until today.

The most famous so called ‘Paul Heyman Guys’ ever were “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker (as “Mean” Mark), “Ravishing” Rick Rude, The Big Show, “Stunning” Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Heidenreich, The Original Midnight Express, The Dudley Boyz & Rob Van Dam.


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