Kamala

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Title History

  • NWA (Tri State) U.S. Tag Team titles (as Sugar Bear Harris) w/Oki Shikina defeating Buck Robley and Bill Watts (October 1979);
  • NWA Southeastern Heavyweight title (as Bad News Harris) defeating Ole Anderson (April 25, 1980);
  • AWA Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (June 7, 1982);
  • Texas All Star Wrestling Six Man Tag Team titles w/Elijah Akeem and Kareem Mohammad (January 1986);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (November 25, 1991);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (December 9, 1991);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Koko B. Ware (February 10, 1992);
  • USWA Unified World Heavyweight title defeating Koko B. Ware (March 16, 1992);
  • IAW (India) Tag Team titles w Dusty Wolfe defeating Mongolian Mauler and Leo Burke (December 12, 1993);
  • USWA World Tag Team titles (as Jim Harris) w/Ron Harris defeating Moondog Rex and Moondog Spot (December 26, 1994);
  • NWA Mississippi Heavyweight title defeating Stan Sweetan by forfeit (August 20, 2005);
  • GLWA (Ohio) World Heavyweight title;
  • IWA (Ohio) Heavyweight title;

Career Highlights

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:

  • 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 and Kareem Muhammad beat Bill Watts and 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 and 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.
  • September 6, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Tommy Sharpe.
  • September 27, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Tony Parks.
  • October 4, 1986 – SNME: Kamala defeated “Leaping” Lanny Poffo.
  • November 1, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Don Driggers.
  • December 6, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Salvatore Bellomo.
  • December 13, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Jack Kruger.
  • December 20, 1986 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Pedro Gonzalez.
  • December 1986 – MSG: Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala to retain the WWF title.
  • January 17, 1987 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Don Driggers.
  • January 1987: Hulk Hogan defeated Kamala in a “No DQ” match to retain the WWF title.
  • February 28, 1987 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated David Stoudemire.
  • May 2, 1987 – SNME: Kamala defeated Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
  • July 4, 1987 – Superstars of Wrestling: Sika Anoia and Kamala defeated Mario Mancini and Jim Powers.
  • August 28, 1987 – Paul Boesch Retirement Show: Junk Yard Dog and Tony Atlas defeated Sika and 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 and 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 and 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:

  • May 9, 1992 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Sonny Blaze.
  • May 23, 1992 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Kerry Davis.
  • June 13, 1992 – Superstars of Wrestling: Kamala defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • 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 11, 1993 – RAW: Kimchee and Harvey Wippleman were abusing Kamala when Slick came to his rescue.
  • ~~~Kim Chee (Steve Lombardi) knocked down Slick and Kamala recognized what was going on and sided with Slick.
  • January 25, 1993 – RAW: Kamala w/Slick defeated The Brooklyn Brawler (aka Steve Lombardi).
  • 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.
  • Late 1993: Kamala announced that he was quiting wrestling and going back to being a truck driver.

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 and Randy “Macho Man” Savage and “Total Package” Lex Luger and Sting.
  • ~~~The Dungeon of Doom = Kamala and The Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake) and Shark (John Tenta) and Meng.

Semi-Retirement:

  • 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 disqualification due to interference by several Howard Stern cast members.
  • August 17, 2003 – All Access Wrestling: Dusty Rhodes and David Young defeated Brique St. Pierre and Kamala.
  • February 22, 2004 – Jersey Championship Wrestling: Bam Bam Bigelow and Chris Candido defeated Kamala and 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 and Bob Orton and Beau Douglas defeated Kamala and Gino Martino and 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 and 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) and Kamala defeated Jimmy Hart and 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 and Giant Kimala defeated Dory Funk Jr. and 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 and Jerry Lawler made the save and all hit their finishers on Rob Conway.
  • November 1, 2005 – Taboo Tuesday: Eugene Dinsmore and Jimmy Snuka defeated Rob Conway and 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 and Kamala defeated T.J Bratt and 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 disqualification.
  • March 24, 2006 – NWS: The Patriot and Kamala and Dappy the Clown defeated Hasheem Ali and Saddam Insane and 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.
  • 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 and Ranger Ross defeated Kamala and 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 and Kamala w/Kimchee defeated Marshall Law and Luv Bug.
  • June 17, 2006 – EWF: Kamala and Damien defeated Koko Ware and 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 and Jim Duggan and Kamala.
  • June 24, 2006 – All Pro Wrestling: Kamala won a Battle Royal | Billy Blade defeated Kamala by disqualification..
  • 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.
  • 2007: An “IMPOSTER” Kamala began appearing for the AWA Supreme promotion based out of Madison, Indiana..
  • 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 17, 2007 – NWS: Kamala and Kimala (Kamala’s “wife”) and Short Sleeve Samson beat Antonio Thomas and Danny Demanto and Alicia.
  • March 23, 2007 – GCW: “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala and Crazy Steven defeated Cody 45 and Gutter.
  • March 24, 2007 – LLW: Hayden Avery and Kamala defeated Shawn Morgan and Mike Stevens.
  • May 12, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Lady Jana (aka Kimala) defeated Amber (w/Rocco Dorsey and Danny Demanto) by disqualification.
  • ~~~IN THE MAIN EVENT: Danny Demato and Amber w/Rocco Dorsey defeated Kamala and Kimala (aka Lady Jana).
  • May 18, 2007 – Wrestling Superstars Unleashed: Kamala defeated Larry Sweeney in Queens, New York..
  • May 26, 2007 – Big Time Wrestling: Doink the Clown and Kamala defeated Nick Steel and Wolfman Banford in Massachusetts.
  • June 2, 2007 – West Carolina Championship Wrestling: Jake “The Snake” Roberts defeated “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala.
  • July 7, 2007 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Kamala defeated Matt Longtime in Ashippun, Wisconsin..
  • August 13, 2005 – Ballpark Brawl: Jimmy T (Local DJ) and Kamala defeated Jimmy Hart and Lanny Poffo in Buffalo, New York.
  • August 23, 2007 – SuperEx Showdown: “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala defeated “The Genius” Lanny Poffo in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • October 19, 2007 – Wrestle Fan Fest (S.F.): The Powers of Pain w/Temptress defeated Kamala and One Man Gang w/Slick.
  • November 9, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Kamala (with Janna) defeated Salvatore Sincere (with Royce Profit).
  • November 10, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Kamala (with Janna) defeated Salvatore Sincere in the main event.
  • February 2, 2008 – Sooner World Class Wrestling: Kamala (w/Skandar Akbar) defeated 3rd Rail in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
  • April 26, 2008 – United States Wrestling Federation: Doink and Kamala (w/Kimchee) defeated Antoine Roy and Rush w/Vito Carlucci.
  • June 8, 2008 – TNA Slammiversary: Jay Lethal and So-Cal Val’s wedding was interrupted and ruined by the “Best Man” Sonjay Dutt.
  • ~~~George “The Animal” Steel, Kamala, “Birdman” Koko B. Ware and Jake “The Snake” Roberts attended the wedding ceremony.
  • March 28, 2009 – International Wrestling Cartel: Sgt. Slaughter defeated Kamala.
  • April 3, 2009 – Ring of Honor: Bobby Dempsey vs. Kamala ended in a no contest in Houston, Texas..
  • April 4, 2009 – DREAMWAVE: Dan Lawrence defeated Kamala.
  • May 9, 2009 – BTW: Kamala and Chico Navarro defeated Hopsing Lee and L’Empereur.
  • January 31, 2010 – Tri State Wrestling Alliance: Jimmy Cicero defeated Kamala.
  • March 25, 2010 – Twin Wrestling Entertainment: Kamala defeated Robbie MacAllister and Cody Deaner in a 3-way
  • March 25, 2010 – GCW: Cody Deaner and Crazzy Steve and Kamala defeated Jake O’Reilly and Primo Scordino and Robbie MacAllister.
  • May 14, 2010 – National Wrestling Superstars: Kamala and The Patriot defeated Reality Check (Danny Demanto and Kevin Matthews)
  • May 15, 2010 – National Wrestling Superstars: The Nigerian Nightmares defeated The Zoo World Order in a 4-on-1 Handicap match.
  • ~~~Commissioner Gino Moore threw in the towel (After the match; Kamala made the save and forced the Nightmares to retreat).
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Kamala and The Famous Clown w/Diamond Johnny defeated Corey Havoc and Jay Silva w/Joe Jones by count-out.
  • August 7, 2010 – NWA Legends Show: Kamala w/General Skandar Akbar defeated “Manscout” Jake Manning.
  • August 14, 2010 – JCW: Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson and Tommy Rich defeated Kamala, Paul Thomaselli and Vito Thomaselli.
  • August 15, 2010 – JCW: Kamala and The Weedman defeated Pauly Thomaselli and Vito Thomaselli.