WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather was one of the mainstays of the company during the early 90s, where he was Papa Shango and then Kama. When he embraced his Godfather gimmick in 1998, the WWE Hall Of Famer truly became a well-known name in the company.

However, The Godfather’s controversial pimp gimmick received a ton of complaints from the Parents Television Council (PTC), due to which Vince McMahon cut the character off. He was rebranded into The Goodfather and even joined the Right to Censor faction.

While speaking on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, The Godfather revealed that he hated working as The Goodfather. However, Vince McMahon was more than determined to keep that gimmick on him for a long time.

“Hated it [working as The Goodfather], absolutely. This is the only time in wrestling where I did not like what I was doing. It was so hard. First of all, Vince fought for me hard. He used to tell me, ‘Charles [Charles Wright, The Godfather’s real name], I’m trying, man, but they’re coming after you hard. I’m trying.’ If it was up to Vince, he would have kept that gimmick going forever, but he was taking a lot of heat for what I was doing. So he’s like, ‘Well, we’re gonna poke fun at this group for a minute and then try to get back to The Godfather.’”


Right to Censor was disbanded in 2001 and then The Godfather was allowed to revert back to his old pimp character before being released in 2002. Regardless, his contributions to the Attitude Era will never be forgotten.

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