Friday, June 27, 2008

OSWPOTD: Kamala, the "Ugandan Giant"

Introducing a new segment here at TONY BLOGS, the "Old-School Wrestler Picture of the Day." This is not only an homage to the glory days of professional wrestling but also a (hopefully) humorous look into the past. Yes, I know wrestling is scripted, but it's pretty much the male alternative to soap operas. But with more violence. Come on, the chair shots to the top of the dome have to hurt. Let's get back to the task at hand.

Kamala was never a main event, championship guy in the WWF but was a memorable character. He's a reminder of how goofy wrestling used to be. And how culturally stereotypical it was as well.

However, the "Ugandan Giant" was an intimidating figure to opponents and fans, especially young ones. When I was a little kid and was misbehaving, my parents would tell me that Kamala was coming to get me. I never stopped to think that Kamala wouldn't possibly be in Fishs Eddy, NY.

More about Kamala:
- Wikipedia biography
- Kamala's official website (You can even buy a spear or his CD in the Merchandise section! What?!)
- Kamala v. Yokozuna on YouTube

1 comment:

Gaaaarry said...

You were never a bad boy,were you?