VOC Nation Radio Network sent out the following:
Former WWE superstar Kamala sat down with the “Voice of Choice” Bruce Wirt and Nemar Wells in one of the most hard-hitting interviews in the history of the VOC Nation Radio Network. Kamala talked about racism in the WWF, Vince McMahon, his hatred for wrestling and much more.
Highlights of the interview are below:
On becoming a professional wrestler: “I didn’t really want to be a wrestler, I liked watching wrestling and I couldn’t really find a real job. I was with Bobo Brazil and he started training me, I thought it would be a quick way to make some money, get wealthy and get right back out of it. I never wanted to be a wrestler. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn’t be a wrestler.”
On his start and his gimmick: “My first match was with The Great Maphesto, he broke me in and gave me my start. Jerry Lawler came up with the Kamala idea. I used to live in Africa and I started painting myself back then.”
On working with Andre The Giant: “Andre wasn’t the friendly guy that he appeared to be, he was real temperamental and has 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 the 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.”
On working with Hulk Hogan: “We had a lot of good matches and drew a lot of fans all over. Working with Hulk Hogan was easy and a treat. I loved working with him.”
On racism in the WWE: “In Summerslam 1992, I had one of my biggest matches against The Undertaker. He made a half million dollars and I made $13,000. 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, then 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, but backstage, I was nothing.”
On The Undertaker: “I love The Undertaker. If I see him on television, 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.”
On retirement and regrets: “I don’t miss it. I wish I had made money where I could have retired and enjoyed life. I worked so hard all those years and didn’t make any money. If I had made money, I would have done the right thing and invested it. I don’t watch wrestling today. If my friends are watching it, I’ll get up and leave, it brings back bad memories.”
The interview is available in full at VOCNation.com.