WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather was one of the top stars of the company during the early 90s. He had several changes in gimmick, including Papa Shango and was also part of the Nation Of Domination. 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.

On the other hand, Ahmed Johnson was one of the most popular pro wrestlers in the company during 90s. He was also the first-ever African American to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship. It seems Johnson had interesting plans for his character as well.

While speaking on Stories with Brisco and Bradshaw, The Godfather talked about Johnson’s brief run as part of the Nation Of Domination. The Godfather claimed that Johnson wanted to be the black version of ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.

“I had a really good time in that group and became friends with everybody in that group, except Ahmed Johnson. I remember him going to Jerry just about the end of it, Jerry Brisco, and him telling Jerry, ‘I wanna be the black Stone Cold. I’m gonna be a black Stone Cold.’ Yeah, okay, you are going to be be the black Stone Cold, alright.”

Ahmed Johnson and WWE’s relationship ended on very bad terms. He also had a falling out with Vince McMahon back in 1998 Johnson even previously claimed that Vince McMahon told him he would never be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame and it seems McMahon stayed true to his words.

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