The world of professional wrestling requires a lot of physical strength and dedication to make it in the business. That might not be true for managers, especially after their old age. Many veterans have been hospitalized lately and now it appears an ex-WWE personality has been hospitalized after serious medical issues.

Dutch Mantell, who used to be known as Zeb Colter in WWE, managed The Real Americans alongside Jack Swagger and Cesaro during the early 2010s – establishing himself as a solid heel manager.

Unfortunately, Dutch Mantell posted to his Facebook account and revealed that he had been hospitalized as he had been very sick. It was added that he will be in a hospital in Lutz for a while but is expected to recover.

”OK guys, here’s for the those who’ve been looking for me. Let me catch everybody up up. In a nutshell, I’ve been very sick. There are packages’ missing and parcels that I’ve misplaced…but guys, I’ll make it good. Just give me time. I’m praying everyday for everybody’s safety. For me personally, I’ve been admitted to a hospital here in Lutz where I’ll be for a while. I request everybody honor my family’s respect to have our own private thoughts. I will respond to all of you privately…and thank you for for patience. My daughter Amanda has been with me helping me.”


We here at Ringside News would like to give Dutch Mantell our best and hope he makes a speedy recovery, as fans would love to see him back in pro wrestling in some capacity in the future.

What do you think of this shocking story? Are you worried for Dutch Mantell? Let us know in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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