[Kamala Gallery]

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Wrestler: Kamala
Real Name: Jim Harris
Hometown: Originally from Mississippi
Billed from Uganda
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 6'7" - 375 lbs
Trained by: Tiny Tim Hampton
Bobo Brazil
Mario Galento
Frankie Cane
Percy Pringle
The Freebirds
Debut: 1974
Previous Gimmicks: The Mississippi Mauler
"Big" Jim Harris
"Sugar Bear" Harris
"Ugly Bear" Harris
Finishing Move: Kamala Splash
Favorite Moves:
Notable Feuds: Jerry Lawler (Memphis)
Bruiser Brody (WCCW)
The von Erichs (WCCW)
Magnum T.A. (NWA)
Jerry Blackwell (AWA)
Andre The Giant (WWF)
Hulk Hogan (WWF)
Jake Roberts (WWF)
Jerry Lawler (USWA)
Koko B. Ware (USWA)
The Undertaker (WWF)
Jim Duggan (WCW)
Hulk Hogan (WCW)

  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title -as Bad News Harris-;
  • Southern Heavyweight title;
  • Texas All-Star USA 6-Man Tag Team title;
  • USWA Unified Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (November 25, 1991);
  • USWA Unified Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (December 9, 1991);
  • USWA Unified Heavyweight title defeating Koko B. Ware (February 10, 1992);
  • USWA Unified Heavyweight title defeating Koko B. Ware (March 16, 1992);
  • GLWA (Ohio) World Heavyweight title;
  • IWA (Ohio) Heavyweight title;
  • IAW (India) Tag Team titles;

  • In the Beginning:
  • Jim Harris got his start in the business wrestling in the United Kingdom as "The Mississippi Mauler"..
  • 1974: Jim Harris debuted in the Memphis territory using the name "Sugarbear" Harris ..
  • Jim Harris would eventually become "Kamala - The Ugandan Headhunter" or somtimes "Giant Kimila"..

    World Class Championship Wrestling - Kimila:
  • August 15, 1982 - Star Wars: The Superfly (Kamala under a mask) defeated Brian Adias..
  • April 16, 1983--(Mid South) Superdome Extravaganza: Andre The Giant defeated Kimila..
  • June 17, 1983--Star Wars: Kimala beat Armand Hussein/Tola Yatsu/Mike Bond in a "Handicap Loser Leaves Town" match..
  • July 4, 1983--Star Wars: Bruiser Brody vs Kimala ended in a Double Disqualification in 4:00..
  • July 16, 1983--(Mid South) Superdome Extravaganza: "Wildfire" Tommy Rich defeated Kimala..
  • September 5, 1983--Star Wars: Bruiser Brody defeated Kimala by DQ in a "Lumberjack" match..
  • November 19, 1983--(Mid South) Superdome: David von Erich defeated Kimala by Count Out..
  • November 24, 1983--Star Wars: David von Erich defeated Kimala by Disqualification..
  • December 25, 1983--Star Wars: Kerry von Erich defeated Kimala by Disqualification..
  • January 30, 1984--Star Wars: Junk Yard Dog defeated Kimala by Disqualification..
  • May 6, 1984--Parade of Champions: Kimila vs The Great Kabuki ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • January 28, 1985--Star Wars: Kerry von Erich defeated Kimala by Disqualification..
  • March 30, 1985--(Mid South) Superdome: Terry Taylor defeated Kimala by DQ to retain the North American title..
  • May 5, 1985--Parade of Champions: Terry Gordy defeated Kimila by Disqualification..
  • June 1, 1985--(Mid South) Superdome: Jim Duggan vs Kimala ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • August 10, 1985--(Mid South): Kimala & Kareem Muhammad beat Bill Watts & Jim Duggan in a "Loser Leaves Town" match..
  • November 28, 1985--Star Wars: One Man Gang vs Kimila ended in a Double Count Out..
  • June 14, 1986--(Mid South) Superdome: The Missing Link defeated Kimala by Disqualification..

    NWA & AWA:
  • July 6, 1985--Great American Bash: Magnum TA defeated Kamala by DQ to retain the United States title..
  • September 28, 1985--AWA SuperClash: Jerry Blackwell defeated Kamala in a "Bodyslam" match..
  • April 20, 1986--AWA WrestleRock: Sgt. Slaughter defeated Kamala by disqualification..

    World Wrestling Federation I:
  • Kamala was managed by Mr. Fuji and had a 'masked trainer' named Kimchee, who was often played by Steve Lombardi..
  • Kamala appeared on WWF's Tuesday Night Titan's with Mr. Fuji and ate a LIVE chicken!
  • (Date Unknown): Andre The Giant defeated Kamala in a classic Steel Cage match in Madison Square Garden..
  • October 4, 1986 - SNME: Kamala defeated "Leaping" Lanny Poffo..
  • December 1986 - MSG: Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala to retain the WWF title..
  • January 1987: Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala in a "No DQ" match to retain the WWF title..
  • May 2, 1987 - SNME: Kamala defeated Jake "The Snake" Roberts..
  • August 28, 1987 - Paul Boesch Retirement Show: Junk Yard Dog & Tony Atlas defeated Sika & Kamala..

    United States Wrestling Association:
  • 1991: Kamala wrestled for Jerry Jarrett's USWA promotion and defeated Jerry Lawler twice for the Unified Heavyweight title..
  • November 25, 1991: Kamala defeated Jerry Lawler to capture the USWA Unified Heavyweight title..
  • December 2, 1991: Jerry Lawler defeated Kamala to reclaim the USWA Unified Heavyweight title..
  • December 7, 1991: The USWA Unified Heavyweight title was held up after a match between Jerry Lawler & Kamala..
  • December 9, 1991: Kamala defeated Jerry Lawler to in the rematch to win the vacant USWA Unified Heavyweight title..
  • February 2, 1992: The USWA Unified Heavyweight title was held up after a match between Kamala & Koko B. Ware..
  • February 10, 1992: Kamala defeated Koko B. Ware in the rematch to reclaim the USWA Unified Heavyweight title..
  • February 24, 1992: Koko B. Ware defeated Kamala to win the USWA Unified Heavyweight title..
  • March 16, 1992: Kamala defeated Koko B. Ware to win back the USWA Unified Heavyweight title..
  • May 4, 1992: Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Kamala to become USWA Unified Champion for the 12th time!

    World Wrestling Federation II:
  • August 29, 1992 - SummerSlam: The Undertaker defeated Kamala by Disqualification..
  • November 24, 1992 - Survivor Series: The Undertaker defeated Kamala in a "Coffin" match!

    World Wrestling Federation - Babyface:
  • 1993: Kamala began to be mistreated by Kimchee, and treated like a "savage beast", giving him beatings after matches..
  • ~~~Kamala was 'rescued' by Slick, began teaching Kamala how to act as a proper human being and had a brief face-run..
  • January 25, 1993 - RAW: Kamala defeated The Brooklyn Brawler..
  • March 15, 1993 - RAW: Kamala vs Doink the Clown ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • April, 11, 1993 - UK Rampage: Doink The Clown defeated Kamala..
  • May 17, 1993 - RAW: Yokozuna defeated Kamala..
  • June 28, 1993 - RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated Kamala..

    In the Meantime:
  • Mid-90s: Kamala DID NOT wrestle in Extreme Championship Wrestling as "Uganda" -- that was Ben Peacock aka Kimila II..
  • Kamala DID, however, form a tag team with Kamala 2 (Ben Peacock) in Japan, and possibly World Class in Texas..

    World Champion Wrestling:
  • 1995: Kamala signed with World Championship Wrestling and immediately became a member of the Dungeon of Doom..
  • July 16, 1995 - Bash at the Beach: Kamala defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan..
  • August 4, 1995 - Clash of the Champions: Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala by Disqualification..
  • September 17, 1995 - Fall Brawl: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Dungeon of Doom in a "War Games" Cage Match..
  • ~~~The Hulkamaniacs = Hulk Hogan & Randy "Macho Man" Savage & "Total Package" Lex Luger & Sting..
  • ~~~The Dungeon of Doom = Kamala & The Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake) & Shark (John Tenta) & Meng..

  • Wrestlemania X-7: Kamala participated in the special "gimmick" battle royal..
  • January 18, 2002--Jersey All Pro Wrestling: Jerry Lawler defeats Kamala..
  • May 17, 2002--WXW Wrestling: Kamala defeated Meal Maniac..
  • June 22, 2002--International Wrestling Superstars: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Kamala..
  • August 17, 2002--North American Championship: Kamala defeated The Barbarian..
  • November 10, 2002--All-Access Wrestling debut show: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated Kamala..
  • February 22, 2003--Texas All-Star Wrestling: Kamala defeated Mike Tatum..
  • April 12, 2003--Championship International Wrestling: Scotty Magnum defeated Kamala..
  • April 26, 2003--Far North Wrestling: Kamala defeated Powerhouse Hughes..
  • May 17, 2003--Memphis Wrestling Redebut: Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Kimila in a 2/3 Falls Match..
  • May 31, 2003--East Coast Pro Wrestling: Tony Atlas beat Kamala by DQ due to interference by several Howard Stern cast members..
  • August 17, 2003--All Access Wrestling: Dusty Rhodes & David Young defeated Brique St. Pierre & Kamala..
  • February 22, 2004--Jersey Championship Wrestling: Bam Bam Bigelow & Chris Candido defeated Kamala & Prince Nana..
  • April 3, 2004--International Wrestling Cartel: Jimmy Snuka wrestled Kamala to a NO CONTEST..
  • May 14, 2004--USA Pro Wrestling: Kamala participated in the Dick Dudley Memorial Gauntlet Match..
  • June 5, 2004--Christian Wrestling Federation: Kamala vs Tony Atlas ended in a DOUBLE DISQUALIFICATION..
  • October 2, 2004--North East Wrestling: Dusty Rhodes defeated Kamala..
  • October 30, 2004--U of Virginia Children's Medical Center Benefit Show: Dusty Rhodes defeated Kamala..
  • November 6, 2004--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Jimmy Valiant defeated Kamala..
  • November 13, 2004--MWF Soul Survivor: Todd Hanson & Bob Orton & Beau Douglas b Kamala & Gino Martino & Executioner..
  • December 4, 2004--Carolina Championship Wrestling: Kamala defeated Madd Maxx..
  • January 8, 2005--CCW: Kamala defeated Madd Maxx by forfeit (no showed) but Jimmy Valiant ran in and chased Kamala away..
  • January 29, 2005 - WrestleReunion: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated "The Ugandan Giant" Kamala..
  • March 5, 2005--NAWF: Terry Taylor defeated Kamala..
  • April 16, 2005--Southern Championship Wrestling: Lonestar defeated Kamala by Disqualification..
  • June 26, 2005--Warrior 1 Wrestling: The Highlanders defeated Kamala & Crazy Steve..
  • July 1, 2005--Memphis Clash of the Legends: Bill Dundee defeated Kamala..
  • July 30, 2005--Retro Wrestling Alliance: Kamala defeated Joey Bravo..
  • August 11, 2005 - Smackdown!: Randy Orton vs Kamala ended in a No Contest when an erie messege from the Undertaker played..
  • August 13, 2005--Ballpark Brawl: Jimmy T (Local DJ) & Kamala defeated Jimmy Hart & Lanny Poffo..
  • August 14, 2005--Ballpark Brawl: Kamala defeated Matt Striker (who was imitating Randy Savage)..
  • September 10, 2005--Wrestle Reunion: The Blue Meanie defeated Kamala..
  • September 24, 2005--Millennium Wrestling Federation: Gino Martino beat Kamala to win the AWA Brass Knucks title..
  • October 2, 2005--WRESTLE-1 GP: Abdullah the Butcher & Giant Kimala defeated Dory Funk Jr. & Katsuhiko Nakajima..
  • October 31, 2005 - RAW: Eugene defeated Rob Conway by Disqualification when Conway whacked Eugene with a steel chair!
  • ~~~Jim Duggan, Kamala, Jimmy Snuka & Jerry Lawler made the save and all hit their finishers on Rob Conway..
  • November 1, 2005 - Taboo Tuesday: Eugene Dinsmore & Jimmy Snuka defeated Rob Conway & Tyson Tomko..
  • ~~~The Fans Chose Eugene's Partner: 1) Jimmy Snuka (43%), 2) "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan (40%) and 3) Kamala (17%)..
  • November 11, 2005--Ted DiBiase's Power Wrestling Alliance: Doink The Clown defeated Kamala..
  • November 17, 2005--Premier Championship Wrestling: Mike Stone & Kamala defeated T.J Bratt & Rob Stardom ..
  • November 19, 2005--Independent Wrestling Manitoba: "The Ugandan Giant" Kamala defeated The Axe..
  • December 3, 2005--International Wrestling Cartel: Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Kamala..
  • March 5, 2006--World Wrestling Legends PPV: Jake "The Snake" Roberts defeated Kamala w/Friday by DQ..
  • March 24, 2006--NWS: The Patriot & Kamala & Dappy the Clown defeated Hasheem Ali & Saddam Insane & TNT..
  • March 25, 2006--NWS: Slayer/Kamala/The Clown/Bulldog Collare defeated Hasheem Ali/TNT/Saddam Insane/Johnny Candido ..
  • April 7, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Kamala w/Percy Pringle III defeated Sal Sincere w/King DoIStink..
  • April 8, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Kamala w/Percy Pringle III defeated Sal Sincere w/King DoIStink (again)..
  • April 15, 2006--Big Time Wrestling: Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Kamala in a Lumberjack Match...
  • April 22, 2006--Southern Championship Wrestling: Kamala w/Kimchee defeated “Superstar” Sean Davis..
  • May 6, 2006--TNT Pro Wrestling: Ken Aldridge & Ranger Ross defeated Kamala & Mr. Terrific....
  • May 14, 2006--TNT Pro Wrestling: "Coach" Mike Moon defeated Kamala in Spotsylvania, Virginia ...
  • June 10, 2006--World Professional Wrestling: "The Flamingo Kid" Pinky & Kamala w/Kimchee defeated Marshall Law & Luv Bug..
  • June 17, 2006--EWF: Kamala & Damien defeated Koko Ware & Bob in a tables match in Converse, Indiana.....
  • June 24, 2006--APW: Billy Blade defeated Kamala by Disqualification in San Francisco, California..
  • June 25, 2006 - Vengeance: Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada defeated Eugene w/Doink & Jim Duggan & Kamala..
  • June 24, 2006--All Pro Wrestling: Kamala won a Battle Royal | Billy Blade defeated Kamala by DQ...
  • June 26, 2006 - RAW: Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada defeated Kamala w/Kim Chee..
  • July 7, 2006--Legends Show: Kamala defeated Mr. Hughes by Disqualification....
  • July 15, 2006--Memphis Wrestling: "The Ugandan Giant" Kamala defeated "RockNRoll" Robert Gibson..
  • August 17, 2006--NWA Mid-South Wrestling: Brian Christopher defeated Kamala by Disqualification...
  • September 30, 2006--Liberty States Wrestling: Kamala defeated American Dragon DQ in an ROH title match...
  • December 8, 2006--Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Kamala defeated Matt Longtime
  • January 26, 2007--BAW Championship Wrestling: Kamala the Ugandan Giant w/Kim-shee defeated L'empereur..
  • February 10, 2007--CIW: Nitro defeated Kimala and Kim Chee in Adrian, Michigan ..
  • February 24, 2007--AWA Supreme: BW3 & Ricky Ruckus & CJ Popp & Kamala beat Above The Law (five members).
  • March 3, 2007--AWA Supreme: Kamala defeated Mid-America Champion Damien Divine by Count-out
  • March 10, 2007--AWA Supreme: Kamala defeated "Sweet" William Valentine
  • March 17, 2007--AWA Supreme: Kamala defeated Moscow Mauler