Originally posted on notinhalloffame.com  |  Last updated 9/3/12

Under the persona of Kamala “The Ugandan Headhunter” James Harris entertained crowds around the world. Whether it was in large arenas in the then named World Wrestling Federation or in smaller venues for regional promotions, Kamala was a character that fans paid money to see.

The world of professional wrestling is driven on the personalities of their talent. Many are over the top, but wrestling fans are self-conditioned to suspend their disbelief regardless of how outlandish the performance is. With that said, even by wrestling standards the idea of a man who looked like he was a cannibal, appeared to be unable to speak any language and always to have a handler guiding him around the country appeared to be a gimmick that seemed to over the top to possibly work.

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