Walhalla Senior High School Alumni
Walhalla Senior Alumni Photos
What is this site?
- Send messages to alumni
- View WSHS Alumni Profiles
- Share your memories
- Share photos with others
- Discuss past activities
|Wayne Keown||Class of 1968|
Wayne Keown (born November 29, 1949) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Dutch Mantel. He currently is semi-retired but still makes occasional wrestling appearances. His main job is with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as a writer behind the scenes. He is also a Vietnam War veteran. Contents [hide] 1 Career 2 In wrestling 3 Championships and accomplishments 4 Personal life 5 Notes 6 References 7 External links  Career Keown debuted in 1973 as Dutch Mantel but it wasn't until 1980 that he added the "Dirty" to his wrestling nom de guerre. He wrestled for various Southern promotions and achieved considerable success in the National Wrestling Alliance. Mantel was instrumental in the careers of several huge wrestling stars of the nineties, including the Blade Runners, who later went on to achieve notoriety as Sting and the Ultimate Warrior. The Undertaker and Kane both were early recipients of Mantel's astute wrestling knowledge, which served them well later on in their careers. Mantel also is credited with giving Steve Austin his stage surname, since Austin's real name is Steve Williams which was also the name of "Dr. Death" Steve Williams. At the time, he was a booker for Jerry Jarrett's Memphis territory. Mantel formed several tag teams throughout his career, including The Kansas Jayhawks (with Bobby Jaggers) and The Desperados, which lasted only two months. Mantel achieved his greatest notoriety in 1979 when he and then-partner, Cowboy Frankie Lane, as Los Vaqueros Locos, sold out the 16,000 seat Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico for an unprecedented 9 weeks in a row, an attendance feat that still holds to this day. When the independent wrestling promotion Smoky Mountain Wrestling, promoted by Jim Cornette, opened in 1991, Mantel served as the original color commentator for the television broadcasts. He was joined by Bob Caudle and would give something of a heel perspective to the television show. He also hosted a weekly talk segment called "Down and Dirty With Dutch," where he would interview the stars of SMW. He remained with Smoky Mountain until around 1994. 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. He also had a brief stint in the World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as a member of The Desperados. Mantel later joined the Puerto Rican International Wrestling Association as a creative consultant which included writing/producing and booking 4 hours of original TV programming per week and remained there until September 22, 2003. Mantel set a record in the number of hours that a single writer produced a TV wrestling show as he was responsible for 4 hours a week, 52 weeks a year for a total of 208 hours a year for 5 years straight while in Puerto Rico. His ratings also set records as his shows regularly ranged in the 12 to 15 range with his highest being an 18.1 with a 55 share of the TV viewing audience while working for WWC in 2000. Mantel was awarded the 2002 Wrestling Observer Newsletter award of Booker of the Year, for his dual achievements of drawing huge crowds to IWA big stadium shows (12 thousand to 15 thousand fans) and for his ratings successes on Puerto Rican TV which equaled prime time numbers even though the show aired on weekend afternoons. Since 2003, Mantel has worked behind the scenes as a writer/producer/agent for TNA Total Nonstop Action Wrestling most recently as a full time member of the booking team which includes Vince Russo and Jeff Jarrett. Mantel is most recently noted for the creation of the TNA women's divisions, the TNA KnockOuts who have reinvigorated interest in women's wrestling in the United States. Mantel is given credit for bringing the impressive Awesome Kong to TNA at Slammiversary 2007 and also inventing Kong's handler/manageress, Raisha Saeed/Cheerleader Melissa. List of Championships and accomplishments Georgia Championship Wrestling NWA Georgia Junior Heavyweight Championship (1 time) Global Wrestling Federation GWF Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Black Bart Hoosier Pro Wrestling HPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time) Mid-South Wrestling Association Mid-South Television Championship (1 time) NWA Mid-America | Continental Wrestling Association AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship (5 times) AWA Southern Tag Team Championship (3 times) - with Bill Dundee (1), Koko Ware (1), and Tommy Rich (1) CWA Heavyweight Championship (3 times) (Last) CWA International Heavyweight Championship (2 times) CWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Austin Idol (Last) NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Championship (12 times) NWA Mid-America Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with Gypsy Joe (1) and Ken Lucas (1) NWA Mid-America Television Championship (1 time) NWA Southern Tag Team Championship (Mid-America version) (1 time) - with David Schultz NWA Tennessee Tag Team Championship (2 times) - with John Foley Southeastern Championship Wrestling | Continental Championship Wrestling NWA Southeastern Continental Heavyweight Championship (1 time) NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship (Northern Division) (1 time) NWA Southeastern Television Championship (1 time) United States Wrestling Association USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (1 time) (Last) World Wrestling Council WWC North American Tag Team Championship (4 time) - with Wayne Farris (1) and Frankie Laine (3) WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (1 time) WWC World Tag Team Championship (1 time) - with Bouncer Bruno Info above can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_Mantel#Career
- Class of 2013 Elisa Mejia
- Class of 1990 Joel Hawks
- Leann Perman
- Class of 1998 Keith Hamby
- Class of 1985 Leslie Galbreath
- Wanda Deal-Green
- Class of 1977 Terry Woods
- Kevin White
- Class of 1983 Cheryl Rogers
- Merna Ladisour
- Class of 1987 Valerie Call
- Class of 2012 John Ford
- Class of 2016 Cody Cannon
- Class of 2010 Kirsten Ambrose
- Class of 1985 Timothy Kelley
- Class of 2019 Hunter Springs
- Class of 1994 Heather Blackwell
- Class of 1974 Vanessa Crumpton
- Class of 1972 Carline Lanphear
- Scot Gibson
This site has been created for the former students of Walhalla Senior located in Walhalla, South Carolina. Don't forget to upload your Walhalla Senior High School pictures and check on the latest info about any Walhalla Senior High School reunion. While you are reminiscing about the times you spent in high school at Walhalla Senior High School, you should also check out alumni photos, yearbook listings and share any reunion info if possible.
Latest Updates from Walhalla Senior High School Alumni
Elisa Mejia has someone searching for them.
Joel Hawks has someone searching for them.
Leann Perman has someone searching for them.
Keith Hamby has someone searching for them.
Plus many more
Most recent: 1 days ago
|Someone visited Phyllis Schook's profile. 7 days ago|
Leslie Galbreath added photos to their personal photo gallery.
Leslie Galbreath registered as a WSHS Class of 1985 alumni.
Most recent: 17 days ago
Wanda Deal-Green registered as a WSHS alumni.
Wanda Deal-Green updated their profile picture.
Wanda Deal-Green added photos to their personal photo gallery.
Most recent: February
|Someone visited Cheryl Rogers's profile. February|
Scot Gibson added photos to their personal photo gallery.
Scot Gibson registered as a WSHS alumni.
Scot Gibson updated his profile picture.
Most recent: November
|Veronica Jones Wigington registered as a WSHS Class of 1971 alumni. October|
|Someone visited Lamar Garrett's profile. September|
|Someone visited Joan Albertson's profile. September|
Shirley Kalis Magnus registered as a WSHS Class of 1968 alumni.
Shirley Kalis Magnus added photos to their personal photo gallery.
Shirley Kalis Magnus updated their profile picture.
Most recent: May
Ronnie Hall added photos to their personal photo gallery.
Ronnie Hall updated his profile.
Ronnie Hall added news titled "contact info".
Most recent: May
|Cerieda Jones Durham registered as a WSHS Class of 2008 alumni. April|
Mark Jason Osborne requested a WSHS yearbook from 1983.
Mark Jason Osborne added news titled "Reunion for Class of 1983. ".
Most recent: 2017
|Someone visited Connie Garrett's profile. 2017|
|Someone visited Karen Reid's profile. 2017|