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    Since Smackdown moved to Fox, they expect it to be more watched than Raw now and the commentators from Raw moved to Smackdown. Jerry Lawler is on Raw again, with someone named Vic Joseph and Dio Madden.

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    The new AEW TV show starts this Thursday on TNT.

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    Anyone watch NWA Power?

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    Why are old timers are still wrestling? RVD is 50, Chris Jericho has been wrestling since I was in middle school, I heard Edge returned, John Cena has been in the game since 2002, The Hardy Boys are still doing their thing. Why? These guys should be well established now so they don't have to bust their bodies. Doesn't the WWE pay pretty well?
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    Maybe they like the attention. Think of all those US rock outfits from the seventies that are still touring. I know the circuit some, you'd be surprised to find out at what small venues they play overseas. loads of sixty and seventy plussers playing to crowds of 100 to 300 people. these guys have multiple houses, cars and what have you not. sure, some need the money (alimony is a bitch) but lots of them are in it for the (small) crowds they pull

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    RIP to Kamala

    Pro wrestler James Harris, who performed as the monster heel Kamala, died this weekend at the age of 70, according to a statement released Sunday by WWE.

    “WWE is saddened to learn that James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70,” the WWE tweeted. A cause of death has not been released.

    Born in Mississippi, Harris struggled to make ends meet for his family as a farmworker and truck driver and was even arrested as a teen for burglary. At the age of 25, he met wrestler Bobo Brazil in Michigan and decided to train under him. After getting his start in the Southeast U.S. and winning the NWA heavyweight title in that territory, he traveled to Memphis in 1982 and joined the Continental Wrestling Association run by famed promoters Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jerry Jarrett.

    It was there where Harris worked with Lawler and Jarrett to form the persona he would use for the rest of his career: Kamala, a monstrous 6-foot-7, 380-pound headhunter from Uganda found by villainous manager J.J. Dillon and brought to the U.S. to take on Lawler, CWA’s biggest star. Lawler and Kamala would main event matches in sold-out auditoriums in Memphis, as they feuded over the AWA Southern Heavyweight Championship.

    Over the next decade, Harris would perform with some of the most famous wrestlers of the era, including NWA heavyweight champion Harley Race, Rick Martel and Sgt. Slaughter. But his most famous matches would come during two stints in the World Wrestling Federation, including a steel cage match against Andre the Giant and world title matches against Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.

    In the fall of 1992, he entered a feud with one of wrestling’s longest lasting stars, The Undertaker, culminating in the first-ever televised casket match, where the Ugandan giant and the undead mortician from Death Valley attempted to throw each other into a casket.

    Harris continued to wrestle as Kamala on the indie circuit and in sporadic WWE appearances until 2010, after which he was forced to retire when he underwent a below-the-knee amputation on his left leg due to high blood pressure and diabetes. In 2016, he was part of a class action lawsuit against WWE, saying that the promotion concealed the risk of traumatic brain injury suffered by multiple wrestlers. The lawsuit was later dismissed.

    WWE offered its condolences to Harris’ family in a tweet sent Sunday.

    Look back at the memorable career of Kamala, "The Ugandan Giant," with these classic photos.https://t.co/tEqmciumam

    — WWE (@WWE) August 10, 2020

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