Retired American professional wrestler best known for his work during the 1980s and 1990s as Kamala the Ugandan Giant. Debuted in 1978 and competed under the names Bad News Harris, Ugly Bear Harris, James "Sugarbear" Harris and the Mississippi Mauler.
He started the Kamala gimmick in the Continental Wrestling Association in Memphis in 1982 and took the gimmick around the world, including WWE, WCW, the AWA, World Class Championship Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and many more promotions.
He had several runs in WWE, where he was managed at different times by "Classy" Freddie Blassie, the Wizard (Curtis Iaukea), Mr. Fuji, Dr. Harvey Wippleman and Reverend Slick. He made his PPV debut at "WWF SummerSlam 1992" in a loss to the Undertaker.
Taker won the feud by defeating Kamala in a Casket Match at "Survivor Series 1992." In June 1995, he arrived in WCW as a member of "The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan's Dungeon of Doom. He left in October right before "Halloween Havoc 1995.
" Kamala was supposed to have faced Randy Savage, but the Zodiac (Ed Leslie) replaced him. The storyline explanation was that Sullivan claimed that Kamala had told him that he was afraid of Savage, so Sullivan beat him up and shipped him back to Uganda.
The real story was that Kamala left out of frustration with not getting paid. Harris was forced into retirement in 2011 due to having one of his legs amputated. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a 4x USWA (United States Wrestling Association in Memphis) Unified World Heavyweight Champion, a former Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Champion, a former NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Champion and was inducted into the Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2012.