WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather was one of the mainstays of the company during the early 90s, where he was Papa Shango. When he embraced his Godfather gimmick in 1998, the WWE Hall of Famer truly became a well-known name in the company. The Godfather also explained why Vince McMahon wanted to hide his face as well.

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 The A2theKWrestling Show, The Godfather talked about his Papa Shango gimmick. He explained that Vince McMahon wanted to hide his face because he had a baby face.

“[Vince] says, ‘You have a body of a monster, but you have a baby face’, and he goes, ‘We’ve got to do something with that face’,” Godfather said. “… That was Vince, hiding my baby face.”


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 and that’s what matters now.

h/t Wrestling Inc

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