Wrestling Fans React To The Passing Of WWE Legend James ‘Kamala’ Harris

by 2 months ago

Sad news in the world of professional wrestling.

James “Kamala” Harris has passed away at the age of 70.

“The Ugandan Giant”, Kamala, had a solid run throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s as a main event foe in several different federations, clashing with top stars of the time like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, the Junkyard Dog and the Von Erich brothers.

The fearsome but simpleminded Ugandan warrior wrestled in war paint and a loincloth and terrified many a young wrestling fan.

As a kid, I distinctly remember Hershey squirting in my OP shorts at the sight of the March 1987 issue of Sports Review Wrestling that depicted Hulk Hogan’s head on a spear.

Unfortunately, Harris has faced multiple health issues in recent years. Harris had his left leg amputated below the knee due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes and then his right leg was also amputated below the knee.

In 2017, Harris underwent emergency surgery to clear fluid from around his heart and lungs and went on life support following the procedure due to complications.

Tributes from former wrestlers, current stars and fans are hitting Twitter, all paying respects to the former star.

[via WWE.com]

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Chris Illuminati is a 5-time published author and recovering a**hole who writes about running, parenting, and professional wrestling.

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