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Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell

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22: Brian Christopher memories, New Brody info, and More!

On this episode (with Dutch on assignment in Minnesota), Dutch covers the recent deaths of Brockhouse Brown, Nikolai Volkoff, and someone he had known for a very long time, Brian Christopher. In addition, Dutch shares a conversation he had with Bruce Prichard, Pat Patterson, and Eric Bischoff on a long recent car ride, and also details his trip to Puerto Rico, where even MORE facts about the Bruiser Brody death has come to light, very recently. All this, and much more on this very special on...


21: Awesome Kong / Kharma / Kia Stevens talks GLOW and her wrestling career!

Today on Down and Dirty, Dutch welcomes an old friend who has made some waves with her spectacular performance in the Netflix series GLOW. Wrestling fans may know her from her runs with TNA and WWE as well as infamous run ins with Bubba the Love Sponge among others. Here the stories from her! Parallels between "Kong" and "welfare Queen", why she left WWE, how she felt about being in the rumble, and all about GLOW on this absolutely entertaining episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch!


20: Talking Ring of Honor then and now with former ROH owner Cary Silkin!

This week on Down and Dirty we are joined by Cary Silkin, former owner and current ambassador to Ring of Owner! We talk, the history, the bookers, the wrestlers, and the future including the cancelled MSG show. All this and more this week on Down & Dirty with Dutch Mantell!!


19: Ricky Morton tells all to his good friend Dutch!

This week's show is a special one as two all-time greats who are friends of 40 years get together and tell stories, share some laughs, and tell some great behind the scenes info. Hear about why Ricky never got the NWA title, whether he is a "Stan" or "Dennis" guy, and so much more! Laughs, insight, and decades of stories are told by two masters of the medium as we welcome Ricky Morton on this special episode of Down & Dirty with Dutch Mantell!


18: Dutch Welcomes Chelsea Green and tells road stories!

This week on Down & Dirty, Dutch welcomes his old friend Laurel Von Ness, AKA Chelsea Green to join him on Down & Dirty to talk her beginnings, working together in TNA, ALL-In, Zack Ryder, and much more. Plus, it's Down & Dirty, so you know you are going to get a great dose of road stories and so much more. All on this episode of Down & Dirty with Dutch!


A "Real American Reunion" with Jack Swagger! Dutch is Back!

After an extended hiatus, Dutch is back and better than ever as he rejoins his co-host Matt Koon with our greatest episode ever! Dutch tells stories about the first invisible man, how he would book Roman Reigns, and then we are joined by Jake Hager, FKA Jack Swagger, as we go down memory lane and revisit great moments that the two had on and off the screen on our triumphant return to Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell!


17: Legit tough guys according to Dutch

Today's Down & Dirty focuses on the LEGIT BADASSES of professional wrestling, and the stories of fans and others who have the questionable notion to test them. Dutch has plenty of stories about the ones that you know, the ones you don't, and the ones you would never expect. Also, who were the greatest draws who were not great "workers" ? Lastly, Dutch chimes in on the "Joey Ryan" thing, and his opinion may surprise you on this episode of Down & Dirty with Dutch Mantell!


16: Andre, Rusev, Roman, Hall of Fame, and Saudi Arabia show!

Today, we switch things up a little bit as Dutch talks current events including his thoughts on the Andre the Giant movie, thoughts on Roman Reigns, Rusev, as well as the 2018 Hall of Fame show. Join Dutch as he postulates as only he can, on another episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell!


15: Smokey Mountain Wrestling!

Dutch talks all things SMW on this episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell!


14: Riding with Hulk Hogan, The Birth of Kamala, and other stories from the golden age of Memphis Wrestling.

Dirty Dutch Mantell is back and he is talking about something he knows all too well, the heyday of Memphis wrestling and all the stories he feels like sharing today about it. Hear about the formation of the Rock n Roll Express, The fabulous Ones, the Creation of Kamala, and the one small run that Hogan had as Sterling Golden in Memphis BEFORE the AWA. All these and much more on yet another episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch mantle and Matt Koon!


13: My time with JBL, and us getting worked by ECW invasion.

DUTCH IS BACK!! After a one week hiatus due to what must be some potent evolution of the flu, Dutch is back and he is talking about someone he has known since the very beginning... John Layfield, AKA, Bradshaw, AKA Justin Hawk Bradshaw. Dutch talks about why he was put with JBL, why he is one of the WORST drivers ever, and goes into depth about getting worked by VKM during the first ECW angle, and why that was almost a terrible idea when it came to JBL. We are back and better than ever on...


12: Me and the Undertaker.

Just in time for Wrestlemania season! Dutch and the Undertaker (Mark Calloway) go a long way back, all the way to the very beginning! Hear stories about how he broke in, how "hungry he was", how dutch was ultimately responsible for Taker going to WCW, and his thoughts on where his career has taken him! All this and more on a very special edition of Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell and Matt Koon!


11: An American Wrestling Tragedy

This week on Down and Dirty Dutch Mantell, Dutch talks about a little talked about American Wrestling Tragedy: Mike and Eddie Graham. Dutch talks about how and why he went to Florida to take over the book from Dusty Rhodes. Its a story without a happy ending, but there are lots of fun tidbits in here as well: what was it like to work with Flair?, What was Dusty concerned about at the funeral? What was Mike Graham like? All this and more on a very special episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch...


10: Cornette vs. Russo Stories. Bonus Episode: Free Episode of Rum Diaries!

Made available to listeners of Down and Dirty! A free episode of The Rum Diaries! (available to MLWRADIO.COM VIP members) Dutch Invites Cornette and Russo to sit down with the creator of "Wrestler's Court" and work out their differences... while we wait for hell to freeze over, Dutch tells some great stories as only he can do about breaking the news to Corny that Russo was coming in to TNA, and the advice Jeff Jarrett gave to Russo when Vinny Ru made the pitch to Double J that Cornette had...


9: WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett talks with Dutch!

Our first guest ever is WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett, who talks about his induction, his recent successes, breaking in the business, his first run in WWE, and much much more as he and Dutch go on a "car trip" and no subjects are off limits. Also, Matt Koon is announced as the new Co-Host! It's an episode of firsts, and you will enjoy it, on this episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell!


8: Dutch remembers Andy Kaufman in Memphis

On this entertaining episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell, Dutch recounts his first hand experience from the inside of the Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lawler angle that set the tone for future celebrity involvement in wrestling angles. Who referred Kaufman, where did he go first, what advice did Dutch give a female wrestler on how to best maximize her chances against Andy in a shoot fight? All the pul our matters at hand including whether the New Day are racial stereotypes and whether...


7: Randy Savage: The early career and development of "The Macho Man"

On this very special episode of Down and Dirty with Dutch Mantell, Dutch recounts someone who he has known from the very beginning: Macho Man Randy Savage. From baseball player, to spiderman (?), to Randy Poffo to the Macho Man, Dutch has seen first hand Randy grow from a 155 lb kid to the man who he had a blood feud with in his pre-WWF prime. Listen to Dutch talk about, as only he can do, meeting Randy in 1973, feuding with him in Nashville in 1978, and their red hot rivalry on Memphis TV...


6: The early years and career of Steve Austin

On this fun and insightful episode of the "new and improved" Down and Dirty with Dutch man tell, Dutch tells us what set Austin apart, what motivated him, and what saw in him when Dutch taught Austin how to be a wrestler and gave him both of his names. A contentious discussion takes place about the Austin/Pillman gun angle, where do you stand? Also, new show producer Matt Koon joins Dutch and host Matt Farmer on air to discuss Dutch's "matter at hands" for the week: the XFL, former TNA...


5: Episode 5

Going down the road Dutch tells stories about drag out locker room brawls, and getting stiffed inside the ring!


4: Episode 4

This week Dutch shares road stories about "Macho Man" Randy Savage facing off with a K-9 police dog, dressing as Santa Claus in Puerto Rico with Harley Race causing a full scale riot and more.