• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WWF Veteran “The Ugandan Giant” Kamala (Real name: James Harris) celebrates his 70th birthday today.
Kamala wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation in 1984, from 1986 to 1987 and again from 1992 till 1993, but also appeared for several other promotions during his career such as World Class Championship Wrestling (1983, 1984 & 1985), Jim Crockett Promotions (1985), Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (1995) and many more.
He briefly returned to WWF/E television for guest appearances/matches on multiple occasions in 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, but eventually retired from professional wrestling in 2010.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAMALA!
• Brock Lesnar May Be The Reason Behind A Wrestler Going To SmackDown
Former NXT Tag Team Champion Matt Riddle is reportedly set to debut on SmackDown soon.
The strange thing about him going to the blue brand instead of RAW is that RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman, who really likes Riddle’s work, didn’t bat for him to join RAW.
The Wrestling Observer discussed that Riddle having heat with Brock Lesnar may be the reason he’s being kept away from RAW:
“The strange thing about this is that Paul Heyman is a big fan of Matt Riddle so you’d think he’s going to RAW, but this Matt Riddle / Lesnar deal — I mean it’s weird like I’m sure there are aspects of it who are people that are just encouraging Matt Riddle to do what Matt Riddle does, but on the other side this, if anything else should tell you that this is legit because if they were trying to work together to build something up for a match I mean Matt Riddle goes to RAW.
Lesnar’s not around it’s not like he can say I’m not gonna share a locker room with him. Lesnar probably won’t be around until they’re running shows with fans again.”