• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (December 4, 2010) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2010, we lost former Wrestler & WWF/WCW Manager “The Wizard” King Curtis Iaukea (Real name: Curtis Piehau Iaukea III), who passed away at the age of 73.
While he wrestled for the NWA & the WWWF during the 50s, 60s & 70s, most Old School fans will probably remember him as a manager, when he managed Kamala & Sika during his mid-80s World Wrestling Federation stint, and The Dungeon of Doom (in WCW) during the mid-90s.
WCW Superstar Prince Iaukea, who wrestled for them during the Monday Night Wars, was actually named after him.
† R.I.P. KING CURTIS IAUKEA
(September 15, 1937 – December 4, 2010)
• RAW Star Reveals What Vince McMahon Feels About His Work
During a recent appearance on Booker T’s Heated Conversations podcast, acting RAW General Manager Baron Corbin talked about having a major role on WWE’s A-show, Vince McMahon’s thoughts on his work & more.
Below are the highlights:
On having a major role on RAW & Vince McMahon’s thoughts on his work:
“Yeah, I’m definitely nervous the first few times. It’s crazy but I think that they’re letting me have fun with it and do it my way and do it as me and Vince loves it and for the last four weeks I’ve been the first fifteen minutes of Monday Night RAW which is you know, crazy. That’s a John Cena spot, that’s a Roman Reigns spot and I’m doing it.
It’s a great opportunity and I love the challenge. I love being able to do that every single week and fill it and right now people hate me for it and I love it.
Like they despise that I’m on their TV six or seven times a night and that’s the best thing for me because then their following everything I’m doing. If they hate me that much they’re following everything I do and it’s just awesome. It’s very exciting but in a nervous way.”
On pulling a double duty on RAW:
“It’s crazy because I do get to do double-duty because I am in the ring still and I’m getting to be the acting General Manager. I was given a lot of responsibility I was given an opportunity and I’ve ran with it and I think I’ve made a lot more of it than anybody thought I was going to so that’s why it’s gone so well. But it’s opened a lot of doors and eyes on what I can do.”