Florida, August 10
WWE legend James Harris, popularly identified to followers as Kamala, has handed away at age 70.
Under the horrifying face paint of Kamala, the 6-foot-7, 380-pound Harris battled the best Superstars in sports-entertainment historical past, together with Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant. He wrestled greater than 400 matches over the course of a number of stretches with the WWE.
“He terrorised opponents and thrilled audiences in Mid-South, World Class Championship Wrestling, WCW and WWE until 2006,” WWE stated in an announcement.
“WWE extends its condolences to Harris’ family, friends and fans,” it added.
Expressing regret, WWE NXT General Manager William Regal stated on Instagram: “My deepest condolences to the family of James Harris. I first saw him on TV when I was a child in the UK and at live shows as “The Missisippi Mauler” Big Jim Harris and then had the pleasure of being on shows with him in the US. A lovely man.” “RIP Kamala. I’m happy I had the opportunity to share a locker room with him many years ago. A giant of a gentleman. Godspeed sir,” stated Frankie Kazarian on social media.
“Another legend who deserved to be in WWE Hall of Fame and alive when that time came. An all around great talent and good guy that got over and stood out wherever he went. RIP to the great “Ugandan Giant” Kamala. His memory will live on forever,” stated Elijah Burke.