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WrestlingNewsCenter.com reports James Harris, who is known as “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala, had his foot amputated Monday due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes.

Hollywood Jimmy, a close friend of Harris, wrote Wednesday, “I talked to James today and he’s in good spirit. James is a true Memphis Wrestling legend and will be missed in the wrestling world. I had the opportunity to travel up and down the road with James and he’s one of the nicest people in the wrestling business. I wish James a speedy recovery and we hope he feels better.”

This would likely signal the end of his 37-year career as a professional wrestler, which has included stops in every major promotion including WWE, World Class Championship Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, Mid-South Wrestling, Memphis Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the American Wrestling Association. He continued to compete on the independent wrestling circuit in recent years and would occasionally resurface on national television. He last appeared on a national show at TNA Wrestling’s Slammiversary pay-per-view event in June 2008, as a guest at Jay Lethal and SoCal Val’s wedding.

Harris is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1656220687. His last message, published October 14, reads: “Sometime when I’m riding along the highways in my big 18 wheeler I think of a particular moment in wrestling, and I will just hold on to it as long as I can with warmth. Then again, there are the sad times. I guess we all have them.”

  • voice of reason

    so my time working at a psyche unit seeing & working with people being brought in with drug induced psychosis isnt real jk seeing men & women as young as 19 who have only used dope seeing them curled up in the foetal position crying their heart out whilst hallucinating isnt real.

    there is a reason why marijuana is illegal because of it’s side effects.

    plus marijuana for alot of people is a gateway drug.

    all i can say is walk the ward of your local psychiatric unit, get some experience in the industry & then tell me about the positives of drug use.

    also my opinions are based on many years of study & on the floor experience.

  • JK

    Yes it’s just that…..an opinion.

  • voice of reason

    wow 9 years of medical school in the mental health sector & aged care sector & a plethora of medical degrees would afford me an opinion, yes marijuana does have few positives but the negatives far outweigh the positives.

  • JK

    *doesn’t mean you are correct on the matter.

  • JK

    VOR: Just because you work in the health field means you or your company is correct on the matter. Many companies are very anti-marijuana anything because of the poisonous lies that the government has spread through the decades. Nice cop out as you have google to display proof to what you say. Educate yourself and you may learn that marijuana is great for many many ailments.

  • voice of reason

    i’m as gay as aids hmm that’s a tough one to make a comeback from i kind of have to lower myself to being a three year old.

    ok ironcross is as septic as syphillis.

    well i’ve had my fun travelling back to my youth now ironcross kindly stfu you prat.

  • ironcross

    Voice of reason is as gay as aids

  • voice of reason

    where do i get my info on marijuana & the diabetic system i get it from work i work in the aged care sector working as a medical administrator for a nursing home that’s where i get my information from i would post it up but the information i have is internal to the company & would breach my contract within the company if i placed any company property up on the net, i’d love to post it but my mortgage is far more important than proving a point here.

  • voice of reason

    @ son of a stud dog & stud dog my thoughts & prayers go out to you in your time of hardship with the passing of your grandmother.

  • bloodstone

    just one time i would like to come to this site and not see abunch of so called adults acting like their 3 a man lost his foot to diabetes and very well loose his life .and all you clueless fools can do is spill your stupid crap growup already

  • voice of reason
  • Tombstonepiledriver

    @Mojojo Anyone can find anything on the internet ti support their cause at any given time. Does not mean it is facts. Pot is not good for Diabetese.

    @Son of a StudDog—-My sympathy and prayers for yours and your fathers loss.

  • Son of a StudDog

    ^^^^^ oops dont know how that happened. Looked back and there it was. LOL!

  • Son of a StudDog

    Hey voice of reason. Dads doing pretty good. nice to hear from you.

  • Son of a StudDog

    voice of reason hey guy, Dads ok, maybe be home before to long (i hope for the hollidays) He recently lost his mom (my grandma) and they may send him home. Sad reason to have to come back but we really need him now.

    anyways it is nice to hear from you. If dad was here he would have 2 words for ya——-SEMPER FI!

  • Dave

    Guys.
    Stop giving Ironcross the time of day. He’s a pathetic troll who just comes on here to insult people. Ignore him and he’ll go away.

  • D2K

    Sad news to hear. Hope he recovers well.

  • venom

    Guys. Don’t get so upset with Ironcross. He’s just trying to be funny. He does have a lot of funny comments about TNA. Sucks that Kamala lost his foot.

  • JK

    @VOR:

    Where are you getting your “facts” that marijuana constricts blood flow especially to the legs? From some researching it appears that diabetes sufferers report that marijuana makes the blood flow more easily. Actually there are many benefits:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060227184647.htm

    http://norml.org/news/2006/05/18/non-psychoactive-cannabinoid-reduces-incidence-of-diabetes-study-says

    http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=219#3

    On the subject of Kamala……I loved watching him growing up. Always entertaining and a decent big man. Sad to hear the news and hope he is doing well.

  • Gary

    dont wurry voice, iron will be gone soon just like the last troll we had here like 3 months ago go a IP ban

  • voice of reason

    @ ironcross i don’t have a pair of tweasers that can handle something that minutely small. sorry pal can’t help you there.

  • ironcross

    @voice of reason suck my cock

  • JK

    @VOR:

    Where are you getting your “facts” that marijuana constricts blood flow especially to the legs? From some researching it appears that diabetes sufferers report that marijuana makes the blood flow more easily. Actually there are many benefits:

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/02/060227184647.htm

    http://norml.org/news/2006/05/18/non-psychoactive-cannabinoid-reduces-incidence-of-diabetes-study-says

    http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/bulletin/ww_en_db_cannabis_artikel.php?id=219#3

    On the subject of Kamala……I loved watching him growing up. Always entertaining and a decent big man. Sad to hear the news and hope he is doing well.

  • voice of reason

    @ gary kamala has diabetes so smoking weed or tobacco or both constrict veins in the leg so smoking any pot or tobacco is definatly a massive no no even if the weed does reduce the pain level it has the bad side affect of constricting blood flow which is detrimental to the healing process.

  • voice of reason

    @ son of a stud dog hows things mate i hope you & the family are keeping well & say a massive g’day to your old man for me.

    i did go to a nursing home & theres an old raaf man there what a top guy he loves talking about his time in ww2 but i didnt know about veterans day in australia we just have a minute silence at 11:11 am.

  • Gary

    hahahaha, hmm just ta let u kno he talkin iron, not me lol and yes, kamala should smoke some weed, will do away with his pain and not danger his life in the process

  • voice of reason

    my heart goes out to kamala i hope he can easily adjust to losing his foot & i hope he can find new ways to enjoy independance & mobility.

    @ironcross read up about diabetes then you will be qualified to exhibit such stupidity get a fricken clue.

    diabetes affects blood flow to the legs in particular & when your bsl “blood sugar level” is above 10 any form of healing is extremely difficult even a small cut on the foot can take for you & me days to heal but for a diabetes sufferer it can take months to years for healing to take place add in the fact kamala is over 50 so his age is also working against him as well.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    Yeah venom I do beleive your right. Damn potheads

  • venom

    @tombstone

    That same guy you are talking about probably thinks Kamala should go smoke some weed now.

  • Son of a StudDog

    Prayers To Kamala.

    Off topic but everyone please remember to say thanks to a veteran today.

    and some gave all.

  • Tombstonepiledriver

    @Mabry, Yes he was that damn good! A true living legend who deserves better at a time like this than to have stupid totally unfunny jokes made by a certain corny ass idiot who posted at 7:33

  • Mabry

    i didnt know Kamala´s name was so big. I really hated him from wwf as a kid(i hate barefeet wrestlers), and dont know anything about him other than that….. was he really that great?, someone said underated…. was he?…. i declare myself ignorant about him…..

  • Sammo

    This doesn’t mean his wrestling career is over – just look at Zack Gowen!

    Texas Tornado Kerry Von Erich only had one foot too. True story.

  • Jason

    @ Ironcross

    I’d bet if anything like that were true, he’d have gotten it from Melina not K K.

    My best to Kamala/Kimala

  • Gary

    bout time W-E i emailed yall 6 or 7 hrs before u posted this….anyway on topic, kamala is and will always be one of the best…shall him in indiana, funny guy

  • ironcross

    kamala got an infection from kelly kelly

  • PinkSinCara

    Kamala is highly underrated. Poor guy

  • Frank

    Kamala was one of the best in the 80′s & he was still entertaining in his few appearances in the WWE.

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