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Reader Reaction: Dutch Mantell (f/k/a Zeb Colter) Gives One Man Show in Nashville, TN

Thank you to Tracy, who attended Dutch Mantell’s premiere one-man show at Zanies in Nashville, TN on Wednesday night, and sent along the following reaction.  Remember, you can send live event reports in to us at either or

I have gone to Mick Foley’s one-man show before, so I sort of knew what I would be getting into with this, but I wasn’t sure how good a show Dutch would be.  By the end of the night though, my fear was gone and I really enjoyed the night.  Dutch told some great stories and worked in some really funny jokes along the way.

The show started on time at 7:30.  There were two comedians who appeared first – one of whom their name I didn’t get.  The other was Chris Killian, and he was pretty funny even though I never heard of him before.  A quick look around the room at the time Dutch came to the stage showed a roughly 70-75% full room.  Nice size crowd – I think the place seats around 250.

Dutch limped to the stage, but I think that’s a result of leg issues he had last year that he was still recovering from.  He put on a fantastic show.  He told a lot of great stories about guys like JBL, Randy Savage, and places he had been like Memphis, Japan, Georgia, and Puerto Rico.  He told a hilarious story about the Hogan/Gawker trial and talked about if he had made a sex tape of his own.  He talked very positively about WWE also, saying he wished them the best.  He went some 90 minutes with few low spots – hard to believe he had never done one of these type of shows before.

If you get a chance to go see Dutch, do it.  This was a lot of fun and I enjoyed it immensely.

About Bill Wentz (1543 Articles)'s Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at

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