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Bobby Roode Looks Back On Creation Of Beer Money, Credits Dutch Mantell With Idea

March 1, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Beer Money Image Credit: Impact Wrestling

Bobby Roode recently looked back at his run with James Storm as Beer Money in TNA. Storm and Roode had five TNA World Tag Team Championship runs in the company under the team name, and he talked about the origins of the partnership on Insight With Chris Van Vliet.

“Dutch [Mantel] was pretty instrumental in [the formation of Beer Money], and Jeff Jarrett too,” Roode said (per Wrestling Inc). “If it wasn’t for Jeff, I don’t think I’d be here doing this still. Jeff gave me the opportunity in TNA when nobody else really would. So I owe a lot to Jeff Jarrett, but it was Dutch that came up with the Beer Money thing at the time.”

He continued, “I was doing my singles run and James was doing his singles run and we were kind of floating around, kind of mid-card guys, and they had an idea to put us together in just a throw-away tag team match. Something sparked there, and Dutch saw it. And once you’re in Dutch’s sights and he likes something he sees, he kinda runs with it and makes it his baby.”

Roode eventually went to WWE and now works for the company as a producer.