Former legendary WWE Superstar James Harris known by his stage name “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala, passed away at the age of 70. It’s a sad day for WWE fans, especially for those who remember and watched him wrestle. The news of Harris’ passing came from Cauliflower Alley Club (CAC), as they tweeted on Sunday that James “Kamala” Harris, a former WWE legendary wrestler, has passed away at the age of 70. The cause of Kamala’s death has not yet released.
WWE released a statement after his death
Shortly after CAC broke this sad news, WWE published a statement, honoring Harris and his face-painted monster heel persona Kamala.
WWE stated that “The Ugandan Giant” had a literally huge presence in the ring, and that presence will be missed. By releasing a photo gallery commemorating Harris’ career highlights.
Past life of James “Kamala” Harris
Harris was born in Mississippi and made his first pro wrestling debut in 1978. He won the National Wrestling Alliance(NWA) heavyweight title in the South. Then joined the Continental Wrestling Association in Tennessee, before making his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1984. Kamala wrestled for the company from 1986-97 and again from 1992-93 primarily.
Harris performed over the next decade with other famed wrestlers like Andre the Giant and Randy Savage. If you remember his battle in the nineties with The Undertaker resulted in a spooky where the headhunter and undead man fought to toss each other into Taker’s casket.
After all these periods of fame, Harris would continue to wrestle for many years independently and in the WWE, with his last match coming in August 2010. Unfortunately, his diabetes forced him to have both of his legs amputated in by mid-2012.
Wrestling World mourns after The Major loss of Kamala
As we know many aspects of pro wrestling have stayed more or less the same. But the influence of great wrestlers like Harris and the moments they awed viewers, no matter in what direction pro wrestling may head toward will always be remembered. Rest in Peace James “Kamala” Harris.