Melissa Guzman Wiki – Biography
Melissa Guzman is best known for being the wife of James ‘Kamala’ Harris, an American professional wrestler who was portrayed as a fearsome and simpleminded Ugandan who wrestled barefoot in war paint and a loincloth and approached the ring wearing an African mask and carrying a spear and shield. It is being reported that Kamala has died at the age of 70 on August 9th, 2020.
He debuted in 1978 under the ring name “Sugar Bear” Harris. He spent most of his early career in the Southern United States, also using the ring names “Ugly Bear” Harris and “Big” Jim Harris. His first manager was Percy Pringle. He won his first championship in NWA Tri-State in 1979, teaming with Oki Shikina to win the NWA Tri-State Tag Team Championship. In 1980, Harris joined Southeastern Championship Wrestling as “Bad News” Harris, winning the NWA Southeastern Heavyweight Championship in 1980.
Harris travelled to Europe for seasoning in 1981. Following a stint in Germany, he travelled to the United Kingdom, where he wrestled for Joint Promotions as “The Mississippi Mauler”, a character with some similarities to his future Kamala character. In June 1981, he competed in a tournament for the vacant WWA World Heavyweight Championship, losing to Wayne Bridges in the final in Wembley Arena in London.
Melissa Guzman Age
Melissa Guzman’s age is unknown. However, her husband Kamala was 70 years old. He was born on May 28, 1950, in Senatobia, Mississippi, United States.
Melissa Guzman & James ‘Kamala’ Harris
Harris is survived by his wife Melissa Guzman, and his stepdaughter. He was previously married to Sheila Stover from 1974 to 2005.
Harris has lost several of his family members in his lifetime. In July 1993, Harris was called away from a WWF tour after an Oakland, California show when his youngest sister and her stepdaughter were shot to death. The killer attempted suicide, but only severely disfigured himself. After his WWF release that August, Harris pushed for the man’s arrest and conviction. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and died in 2013.
In 1998, Harris’s mother Betsey Lee Mosley died. His father, who owned a furniture store, was killed while playing a game of dice when Harris was 4 years old. The former wrestler was again met with heartbreak when his son died of AIDS at age 35 in 2005.
James ‘Kamala’ Harris Cause of Death
He died on August 09, 2020, at age of 70, In a statement on Sunday, WWE said it was “saddened” to learn about the death of the former wrestler. Harris, who made his pro wrestling debut in 1978, was best known for his appearances with WWE (formerly named WWF) from 1984 to 2006.
Kamala was one of those out there and unique characters you don’t really see in pro wrestling today. Ones in many ways that are missed for many reasons. #RIPKamala #RIPUgandanGiant pic.twitter.com/4voGqcyfON
— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) August 9, 2020
On November 19, 2017, Harris underwent “life-saving” emergency surgery to clear fluid from around his heart and lungs at a hospital in Oxford, Mississippi. Following it, he was put on life support due to complications. The next day, his daughter said he showed signs of improvement but remained on life support. On November 22, it was reported that he was able to breathe on his own yet was unable to talk and remained under intensive care.
The former wrestler loved sharing a name with California Senator Kamala Harris during her presidential run. He made t-shirts that said, “Kamala 2020,” and tweeted that he needed your vote to “Make American GIANT Again!”
I’m headed down the campaign trail. Need your votes & support to “Make America GIANT Again!” …It's now 10:30am. Order my shirt by midnight for 20% off with code: AMERICA at https://t.co/YUlHbMDR0Q ⭐️⭐️🌙 pic.twitter.com/fQoRC8xFCD
— James Kamala Harris (@KamalaSpeaks) July 4, 2019
Kamala’s net worth is unknown.