The wrestling world sadly lost Kamala on Sunday at the age of 70.
Following his passing, wrestlers shared their memories of 'The Ugandan Giant.'
Saddened to hear the news of the passing of the great #Kamala....... first wrestler I had the pleasure of seeing live. I was a believer. ----— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) August 10, 2020
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. https://t.co/dfYathRlyK— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) August 10, 2020
Rest in Peace Kamala! Just as much as he was a scary in ring, he was a sweetheart in real life. He informed me I had knocked out a tooth on a clothesline. After I apologized profusely he informed me he was set to get it pulled anyway and I saved him $30 lol Rest easy my friend... pic.twitter.com/Sd2x1HKo0R— Brian Heffron aka The Blue Meanie (@BlueMeanieBWO) August 10, 2020
I’m heartbroken to hear of the passing away of Big Jim Harris, aka Kamala. I met Jim in 1981 in Croydon, close to London England where he was breaking in as The Mississippi Mauler working with Big Daddy Crabtree. I caught up with him 3 years later as Kamala in WWE when he was a terrifying monster heel working on top with Hulk Hogan. Unlike his heel character, he was one of the friendliest, nicest, happy-go-lucky guys I ever knew in pro wrestling. I had the pleasure of working with him in 1992 when I was WWE champion. He was great to work with and I smile at the memories of him laughing so hard at my infamous blackboard drawings. He had a great sense of humour and, like Andre, he’d race into the dressing room to see what my latest cartoon was about. He always had a big smile despite all his challenges, including the loss of both legs. Always a kind and happy gentle soul. I’ll miss him for always being so good to me. R.I.P. Big Jim Harris.
I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of James Harris “Kamala”. My sympathies and condolences to his family, friends and fans. Did his gimmick to perfection, loved working with him. Terry, Percy, Suger Bear and myself all started together for the Caulkin’s in Miss. R.I.P.— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) August 10, 2020
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. ~PHS#RIPKamala #Kamala #WWE #WWF pic.twitter.com/LnxIM0D59F— Elijah Burke (@DaBlackPope) August 10, 2020
Absolutely crushed to hear that Kamala has passed away. Had the privilege to meet him a handful of times. He was a pure sweetheart of a man. The Ugandan Giant/Headhunter was one of my favorite characters in wrestling history.— Chris Hero (Is Back) (@ChrisHero) August 9, 2020
Unforgettable as a man & as a wrestler. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/6mS9bxYUef
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. pic.twitter.com/G20iYuoojC— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) August 9, 2020
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Kamala. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/7wGbDdc8NS— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 10, 2020
Rest in peace, Kamala.— The #MULTIFARIOUS Matthew Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) August 10, 2020
A character that you created and a nice, nice man.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) August 10, 2020
Athletic Big Man...
The Ugandan Warrior Kamala was an amazing performer— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) August 9, 2020
I enjoyed all of his stuff
A character like that can never exist in todays world
Sad to hear his passing pic.twitter.com/HbkJJYozAU