Apr 15, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Real name: Wayne Keown
Weight: 235 lbs.
Date of birth: November 29, 1949
From: Oil Trough, Texas
Pro debut: 1973
Finishing move: Tennessee Chainsaw
- Mantel and Frankie Laine defeated Jose Rivera and Chief Thunder Cloud on February 12, 1979 for the NWA North American Tag Team titles in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. The team won a total of three NWA North American Tag Team titles.
- On October 11, 1980, Mantel and Danny Condrey defeated Carlos Colon and Jose Rivera in Bayamon to win the NWA North American Tag Team titles.
- On October 30, 1987, Mantel defeated Wendell Cooley in Knoxville, TN to win the CWF Heavyweight title.
- In the 1990s, Mantel appeared in the World Wrestling Federation as “Uncle Zeb.” He was the manager of The Blu Brothers and, later, Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw.
- On June 22, 1994, Mantel defeated Ray González in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico to capture the WWC Universal Heavyweight title.
- Mantel defeated Jerry Lawler in Memphis, TN on August 8, 1997 to capture the USWA Unified World Heavyweight title.
- In 2003, Mantel joined TNA, and worked as an agent and booker.
- On July 31, 2009, Mantel was released from TNA due to creative differences.
- On the February 11, 2013 edition of Raw, Mantel (as Zeb Coulter) became the manager of Jack Swagger.