Former WWE manager Dutch Mantell has opened up about his discomfort when in the presence of Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis. This revelation comes in the midst of a lawsuit filed against Vince McMahon by former WWE employee Janel Grant, which also names John Laurinaitis as a defendant, alleging his involvement in the matter.
Speaking on Sportskeeda's Smack Talk, Mantell candidly shared his feelings of unease whenever he found himself in a room with Mr. McMahon, describing the experience as unsettling. He went on to express that this discomfort was heightened when both Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis were present in the same room.
Mantell recalled a specific incident where he was conversing with the two men and couldn't wait to exit the situation.
Mantell on McMahon's Presence
In his own words, Mantell stated, "I said this on my other podcast, every time I was around Vince, I thought I was the only one who felt this.
I was ill at ease around him. There was something about him that was off-putting. I just felt something. Put him and Laurinaitis in the same room, which I was one time talking to them, I couldn't wait to get out of there. I thought it was just me.
But since I said that, a lot of guys who I worked with said they had the same feeling. They didn't just ever say it." Meanwhile, earlier this week, John Laurinaitis issued a statement to share his perspective on the ongoing controversy.
He claimed to be a victim, just like Janel Grant, and emphasized that he intends to contest the charges in a court of law, with full confidence that the truth will emerge during the legal proceedings. The wrestling world continues to be captivated by the unfolding Vince McMahon scandal, eagerly awaiting further developments and revelations in this ongoing legal battle.
As the situation evolves, it remains to be seen how this high-profile case will impact the WWE and its associated entities. Stay tuned for updates on this gripping saga as it continues to make waves in the world of professional wrestling.