Kamala Says Racism and Sexual Favors In WWE
Wrestling legend Kamala told VOC Nation that racism and sexual favors were common during his time in WWE:
In Summerslam 92, I had one of my biggest matches against the Undertaker. He made a half million dollars and I made 13 (thousand). There was a lot of racism in the WWE. I remember so many times when I was there, I would get there early and find me a nice dressing room; the agents would (kick me out and) let (the white stars) have the dressing room. When I went out to the ring, I was a superstar; backstage I was a nothing.
Vince McMahon has certain people that he will pay. If you get along with Vince, do him sexual favors, you’ll get along good with him. But if you just (do your job and) mind your own business, then he doesn’t like you for some reason. There was a lot of men with men in those days and even men with boys. I know a lot of guys that (failed drug tests) and it was documented that they passed, and I know what they did.
Kamala also said Andre The Giant wasn’t as friendly as people think he was:
Andre wasn’t the friendly guy that he appeared to be. He was real temperamental and had a nasty attitude. When I first started working with him, he called me a (derogatory) name in the ring and I beat him up. After that, I never had another problem with him. A lot of (top guys had problems with Andre too). He would just go out and mop the floor with people. He treated (wrestlers) nasty, and the fans too. Andre would do it just about every night. Guys would watch through the curtain to see what he was going to do.
He did however have kind things to say about Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker:
Working with Hogan was easy and a treat. I loved working with him. We had a lot of good matches and drew a lot of fans all over.
I love the Undertaker. If I see him on TV, I’ll stop and watch. I love his gimmick, and I like him. He’s a respectable man and I got along real good with him, and I love his work.
Jim Ross Discusses Elimination Chamber
Jim Ross previewed tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber in his latest JRSBARBQ.com blog:
An ‘average’ PPV tonight won’t be acceptable to those involved in the production and execution of the event. Momentum comes from logical, surprises from creative and stellar performances inside the ring.
With absolutely NO inside info on tonight’s show, here are my uneducated guesses on the outcome of The Elimination Chamber:
Orton retains the WWE World Title but I’m still not sure that it will be Orton vs. Batista at WM30.
Curious to see how many talents from the Elimination Chamber main event become involved in issues that carry them into WM30. Where John Cena and Daniel Bryan head out of tonight’s PPV is of interest to me.
Because the Shield seems to be simmering on internally boiling over, IE Roman Reigns going it alone at some point, I’m picking the Wyatt Family to win the 6 man tag.
Batista will dominate Alberto Del Rio.
Jack Swagger provides Big E a solid win in defending the IC Title which is tepid at this point in time. I hope these two former amateur wrestlers have the time to raise some eyebrows.
It might be a good night to see the Usos win the Tag Team Titles over the New Age Outlaws unless that title change is saved for WM30. Nonetheless, I’m leaning to the Usos winning in Minny.
Traditional thinking would have Titus O’Neil beating his former tag partner Darren Young. Not sure that happens but I’m still thinking that O’Neil cheats to win.
In the pre show match, I’ve got the Rhodes Brothers winning over (likely) hometown hero Curtis Axel and Ryback.
Dusty Rhodes, who sired both Cody and Dustin Rhodes, and Dick Murdoch were one of the most underrated tag teams, the Texas Outlaws, that I ever saw in my career and did some of their best work in the AWA which was headquartered in the Twin Cities. Some of that work came versus Larry ‘The Axe’ Henning, Axel’s grandfather, and the great Harley Race as Henning and Race were another, simply amazing tag team.
Hopeful to hear some saucy info and opinion from the panel of all stars tonight including Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, and the newly married Miz.
The Elimination Chamber needs to leave the air tonight with more questions than answers and a few, timely surprises. In other words, in the ‘old days’ ambitious bookers would make a major statement or two on the last show on PPV leading into the biggest event of the year which is also obviously on PPV.
My old pal Jerry Lawler texted me w/ no surprising info in that he did NOT pack a jacket for his Memphis to Minneapolis trip today. The King is the toughest man that I know when it comes to enduring weather and refusing to not “live the gimmick” of never wearing a jacket.
The Elimination Chamber isn’t about wins and loses to me but more about continuing to build momentum to WM30 via the tune in factor Monday night of the WWE’s loaded RAW from balmy Green Bay that’s loaded with star power.
Full Content Listing For WWE Signature Sounds
WrestlingDVDNews.com have revealed the full content listing for the Signature Sounds: The Music of WWE DVD set:
#25 – Batista – I Walk Alone
#24 – Fandango – ChaChaLaLa
#23 – Sunny – I Know You Want Me
#22 – Primetime Players – Making Moves
#21 – Goldust – GoldLust
#20 – Brodus Clay – Somebody Call My Momma
#19 – Ultimate Warrior – Unstable
#18 – Mankind – Ode to Freud
#17 – Brood – Blood
#16 – Randy Orton – Voices
#15 – Dusty Rhodes – Common Man Boogie
#14 – Shane McMahon – Here Comes the Money
#13 – RVD – One of a Kind
#12 – Mr. Perfect – Perfection
#11 – Mr. McMahon – No Chance in Hell
#10 – Trish Stratus – Time to Rock and Roll
#9 – Rey Mysterio – 619 Booyaka
#8 – Stone Cold Steve Austin – I Wont Do What You Tell Me
#7 – The Rock – Electrifying
#6 – Shawn Michaels – Sexy Boy
#5 – Undertaker – Rest in Peace
#4 – Triple H – The Game
#3 – John Cena – The Time is Now
#2 – Chris Jericho – Break Down the Walls
#1 – D-Generation X – Are You Ready?
Shawn Michaels – Tell Me A Lie
Val Venis – Hello Ladies
Hakushi – Angel
Billy Gunn – Ass Man
Maria – Legs Like That
William Regal – He’s a Man
The Making of GoldLust
The Music of WWE Studios