Update on Kamala’s Health, Dixie Speaks on TNA Challenges

Nick Paglino

Update on Kamala's Health

Former WWE star Kamala recently underwent surgery to amputate his foot, and Paul Bearer has posted the following Kamala update on Facebook:

"Just spoke with my longtime friend Kamala [James Harris]. I managed him in 1978 when he first started. He seems to be hanging in there after his foot amputation, due to high blood pressure, not diabetes as reported. Please keep him in your prayers."

Dixie Speaks on TNA Challenges

In a recent interview conducted for The Tennessean, TNA President Dixie Carter had the following to say during the interview's Q&A:

"What’s one of TNA’s ongoing challenges?

When a company first starts out, you have to do whatever you can to get into the business. Then, once you’re established, you spend a lot of time getting out of all the bad contracts that got you into the business. Deals with companies, bad partnerships or licensing deals. We’re still working through some of those now that we’ve found our footing.

Did the recession hit professional wrestling?

We went from double-digit growth for a couple years to single-digit growth. I call that a major victory. But the biggest challenge we had during the recession was so many of our partners were going out of business. Our TV partner in Africa went out of business. Our DVD partner in the United Kingdom went out of business. Our Australian DVD partner went out of business. Weeks after our video game publisher, Midway Games, put out our video game, they filed for bankruptcy. (The game still sold 1.5 million units.) After the recession, we just worked hard to plug all the holes fast." You can read more if you click on the above link.

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