On his podcast “Story Time With Dutch Mantel” Dutch said this
I heard all kinds of stories about him. You know he would leave the TV, and then he would somehow meet up later, and it was his own private time, and the diva he met with it was her own private time too, and that was kind of hush hush, but he had quite the reputation from what I hear.
You know he could just tell those girls anything, especially a new girl, and as soon as the girl had something to do with Laurinaitis, all the other girls knew it, so he’d put her on an island by herself, which actually caused more problems than what a promotion or a move up the card could cure so when you look at these big divas there’s no telling how they got there. I mean, talent might have been one reason. Something else may be another reason.