Wrestling legend Dutch Mantell has criticised a recent Goldberg promo for going too far and using words that are a step too far for the wrestling world.
Dutch Mantell has been part of WWE on a few separate occasions as a manager for stars such as Bradshaw, Jack Swagger, and Alberto Del Rio. During his time in the company, he has been known as Uncle Zebekiah as well as Zeb Colter but Mantell’s career has stretched far and wide in the world of pro wrestling.
Speaking on SP3 the ‘Real American’ discussed the recent interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Goldberg on Raw that led Goldberg to say that he was going to kill Bobby Lashley. This was after Lashley had attacked Goldberg’s son during their feud that culminated in a WWE Championship match at SummerSlam.
According to Mantell, the former WCW Champion went far too far:
“Years ago when I was young I told a guy I was gonna kill him. They stopped the interview,” Mantell said. “They said, ‘Don’t say you’re going to kill him. We don’t need that.’”
“Everybody knows they’re not going to kill him. Don’t they have laws against killing people? I mean you can go out there and say ‘I will destroy you’ or ‘I will annihilate you’ or ‘take you apart,’ but murdering people? That’s a bad word anyway and he shouldn’t have used it and I don’t like it.”
Goldberg turned up on the 4th of October episode of Raw and took his anger out on the reunited Hurt Business. Lashley had accepted Goldberg’s challenge for a No Holds Barred match at the upcoming Crown Jewel event when Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin jumped Goldberg from behind. Goldberg made short work of the former Raw Tag Team Champions, delivering a vicious spear to Benjamin.