Triple H had previously wanted a dash of racism during a WWE show. In a recent interview, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell revealed that he was told to talk about and say “affirmative action” on a WWE show.Bray Wyatt New Character Photo Revealed
Mantell revealed that he had expressed displeasure about the matter and tried to argue otherwise but ”The Game’ told him to say it and gauge the crowd’s reaction.
In the mid-2010s, Dutch Mantell played the role of a politically controversial figure by the name of Zeb Colter. Colter associated with multiple stars and helped them garner heel heat by taking to the mic and receiving backlash from the crowd.
Mantell reveals the conversation with Triple H
On the latest edition of Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Smack Talk, Dutch Mantell reviewed the latest episodes of WWE SmackDown and AEW Rampage. While discussing Mustafa Ali’s new plotline, Mantell recalled an interesting story:
“Zeb Colter was supposed to be the right-wing radical, but the way I was doing my interviews, it made sense, and a lot of people were agreeing with me. They wanted me to go out one time and I was talking to Titus and Darren Young. [WWE management] wanted me to say what I got against them is ‘affirmative action’ and I went ‘Guys, I don’t wanna say that.'”
“They said ‘Oh yeah, that’s what they want you to say.’ I asked ‘Why?’ I said ‘I guarantee you, when I go out there and I say that, now I’m racializing – I’m just making Zeb Colter a straight out racist.’ They said ‘Well, do this,’ and I then went to Triple H and said ‘Hey man, you’re gonna kill this character,’ and he did say this: ‘Okay, say it. If they don’t respond then take it out.’
“I said ‘Get ready to take it out because they’re not gonna respond to this’. Nobody wants to hear it. I don’t care who you are. They don’t want to hear it. I went out there, and I said that; you could here not a pin drop. It got eerily quite. I know what they’re saying, you could read their mind. They’re saying ‘Oh God don’t take it this way, Please don’t lean into it.'”
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