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Old 12-08-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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Death of a King

Was shocked to hear of the recent death of former mega-star wrestler and World Champion (they were all world champions in those days - much like boxing these days), King Curtis.

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For those too young to remember, King Curtis was a larger than life character back in the Channel 9 World Championship Wrestling days. He first arrived in Oz in the mid 60's as a 'bad guy', and like many others, later 'turned good'.

Curtis, full name King Curtis Iaukea, was born in Hawaii in 1938 and passed away just recently, on the 4th of December.

(hey, it's a slow news night guys!)
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:28 AM   #2
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The King is dead.... Long live the King.
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Bring back Jack Little, Spiros Arion, Mario Milano, Ronnie Miller, Steve Rackman, Petros Skapidis, Killer Karl Cox, foreign objects hidden in the trunks, the abdominal stretch, the atomic drop, et all. RIP
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rip curtis.....

does anyone else remember 'abdulla the butcher'...?



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rip curtis.....

does anyone else remember 'abdulla the butcher'...?



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Old 12-09-2010, 05:38 AM   #6
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I vaguely remember Abdullah. Apparently he was a butcher in real life. Had a shop in Fawkner The midgets were hilarious

Wrestling, World of Sport then Epic Theatre. Great viewing
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:23 PM   #7
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I vaguely remember Abdullah. Apparently he was a butcher in real life. Had a shop in Fawkner The midgets were hilarious

Wrestling, World of Sport then Epic Theatre. Great viewing

Great memories indeed Bollox.

Used to love the footage they'd show from the previous Festival Hall card.

I actually went once to a Festival Hall wresting night - if I remember correctly, top of the bill was a 'world championship' bout between Ron Miller and a yank called Jack Briscoe. Went for half an hour plus and finished in a draw - fancy that!
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #8
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About the only things I remember about that **** was the furor from professional actors when the wrestlers tried to join Actors Equity (Union),,, and,,, when,, I think it was Roy Heffernen producing a cucumber in the ring when he was about to "fight" Pat Paterson or one of the other poofs doing the circuit.

TV producers switched that show off there & then
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About the only things I remember about that **** was the furor from professional actors when the wrestlers tried to join Actors Equity (Union),,, and,,, when,, I think it was Roy Heffernen producing a cucumber in the ring when he was about to "fight" Pat Paterson or one of the other poofs doing the circuit.

TV producers switched that show off there & then

Bought a 'Best Of World Championship Wrestling' DVD about 12 months ago Rodin - must get it out again - priceless stuff!
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