• 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.
† REST IN PEACE KING CURTIS IAUKEA
September 15, 1937 – December 4, 2010
• Seth Rollins Doesn’t Care About CM Punk Anymore, Takes A Dig At John Cena & Roman Reigns
During his appearance on WWE Backstage this week, RAW Superstar Seth Rollins talked about CM Punk, fans booing him after Hell In A Cell 2019 & more.
Below are the highlights:
On wanting to face CM Punk:
“I’m here, he’s not here and I’m not shocked about that. I think I’ve exhausted all of my energy on the subject. I just don’t think it’s going anywhere, I’m not shocked that he’s not here, so I think it’s time to maybe move on to something that matters. I wish he was here. I wish we could have a face-to-face, but it’s not in the cards.”
On fans booing him after Hell In A Cell 2019:
“I think it affects you — whether you want to fess up to it or not — you read the comments, you hear the small segment of the audiences. Let’s be clear, this is not everywhere, I do live events all over the world and I’m not getting booed.
There’s small contingent of our audience that’s very vocal on Social Media. This is my life, I love this business, so when you put so much into it, to feel like I get disrespected. I’m going to push back. I’m not a guy, like [John] Cena who’s gonna put motivational quotes on Twitter, or like Roman [Reigns] and kind of hang back.
It’s the cool thing to do is hate me. The cool thing is to hate the guy on top. I’m not going to say I’m the first, I’m not breaking ground. Roman before me, Cena was the same thing, he may have pioneered it. Bret Hart, maybe the same thing.”
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