Former WWE pro wrestler James Harris hasn’t had it easy in recent years. At 6’7, 380 pounds, he was once known as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” one of the most feared contenders in professional wrestling. Today, he’s a double amputee who struggles to pay his bills.
After losing both limbs to diabetes a few years ago, 64-year-old Harris has made his living building wooden chairs by hand in his garage, then autographing each one with his “Kamala” signature and selling them online for $150 a pop.
“I wish things had worked out better for me,” he said recently. “I believe the reason I got done that way is because I’m just a poor boy from down south in Mississippi. If I had been a better talker — you have to negotiate — that probably would’ve helped me.”
But Harris isn’t looking for pity.
“I don’t want people to feel sorry for me,” he said. “Because I’m still Kamala.”
Now, Harris says he’s hearing up to release his memoir called Kamala Speaks, and he plans on spilling all the dirt about the pro-wrestling industry.
In a recent interview with 1Wrestling radio, Harris gave listeners a taste of what they can expect from his book, talking about behind-the-scenes corruption, failed drug tests that were covered up, and sexual harassment allegations against WWE’s majority owner Vince McMahon.
“If you get along with Vince, do him sexual favors, you’ll get along good with him,” Harris said “But if you just mind your own business [and show up to work], then he doesn’t like you for some reason.”
He added: “There was a lot of men with men in those days, and even men with boys.”
Of course, McMahon has never been shy about pulling down his pants and shoving his ass crack in men’s faces on television.
McMahon has yet to respond to the allegations. Though, honestly, we’re more curious about what his butch wife, failed candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, has to say about the matter. More specifically, how she responded to her husband when she first heard the story. We imagine it looked a little something like this: