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Kamala : From Wrestling Legend to Double Amputee

Kamala

Do you remember Kamala the wrestling legend? Most people who watched wrestling in the 1980’s and 1990’s would remember him. It is sad to see how his life has turned from being a wrestling legend to a double amputee.

Kamala whose real name is Jim Harris (actually a truck driver from Mississippi) was portrayed as a Ugandan headhunter from the African jungles.  Kamala who was believed to be unable to speak English was the guy you would have nightmares about. He would go to the ring barefooted flanked by a mask handler named Kim Chee. His appearance was one that would chase children hiding behind their parents as the Ugandan giant made his way to the ring clutching a spear whilst tribal music played in the background.

Kamala had his left leg amputated below the knee due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes on November 7, 2011. In April 2012 his right leg was also amputated leaving Kamala depending on an electric wheelchair for mobility.

Watch the video below for his interview with Bleacher Report.

Source: Bleacher Report.