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[Curtis Iaukea Gallery]
Wrestler: Curtis Iaukea
Real Name:
Birthday:
Hometown: Native of Hawaii
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6' 3" - 290 lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: Chico Garcia
The Wizard
Finishing Move: The Big Splash
Favorite Moves: Double Thrust to Throat
Forign Objects
Notable Feuds: Giant Baba
Dory Funk Sr.
Karl Gotch
Thunder Shiguya
The Hangmen (Lebelle/Staggs)
Spiros Arion
Mark Lewin
Pedro Morales
Bruno Sammartino
Rick Martel
Hulk Hogan (WCW)

  • MWCW (Ohio/Indiana) Tag Team titles -as Chico Garcia- w/Krusher Kowalski defeating Nicoli & Boris Volkoff (Late 1967);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (October 12, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Jim Garvin (April 5, 1979);
  • WWWF World Tag Team titles w/Baron Scicluna defeating Karl Gotch & Rene Goulet (February 1, 1972);


  • In The Beginning:
  • Late 1967: Chico Garcia (Curtis) & Krusher Kowalski defeated Nicoli & Boris Volkoff to win the MWCW Tag Team titles..
  • Summer 1968: Chico Garcia engaged in a bloody war with The Big "O" which resulted in Garcia's departure from the area..

    World Wide Wrestling Federation:
  • Curtis Iaukea was teamed with Baron Scicluna to win the WWWF Tag Team titles with Lou Albano as their manager!
  • February 1, 1972: King Curtis Iaukea & Baron Scicluna w/Lou Albano defeated Karl Gotch & Rene Goulet for the Tag Team titles..
  • Curtis Iaukea returned a few years later with the Grand Wizard as his manager to challenge WWWF Champion Pedro Morales..

    Australia:
  • King Curtis Iaukea was a huge star in Australia during the early 70's..

    Florida:
  • October 12, 1975: King Curtis defeated Dusty Rhodes for the Florida Heavyweight title in Tampa..
  • April 5, 1979: King Curtis defeated Jim Garvin to win the Florida State title in St Petersburg..

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • 1986/87: King Curtis (as The Wizard) managed Kamala & Sika before leaving the WWF and Mr. Fuji took over his clients..

    Retirement:
  • 1995: Curtis Iaukea was the figurehead-leader of the Dungeon of Doom in WCW as "The Wizard"..
  • October 2003: Curtis Iaukea might possibly be working in Hawaii on Waikiki Beach renting out surf gear..
  • 2005: King Curtis made a rare public appearance in a big charity event in Honolulu for the National Alzheimers Awareness Society..


    Robert Louis Howell wrote: In 1971, King Curtis debuted in the WWWF throwing Richards out of the ring slamming him on the announcers table knocking over the monitor hitting him with a double set of folding chairs and finishing him with a thumb thrust to the throat and a flying elbow smash.,