During the early 90s, The Godfather established himself as a noteworthy member of the WWE, first through his portrayal of Papa Shango. However, it wasn’t until he fully embraced the Godfather persona in 1998 that he became a Hall of Fame inductee and a well-known name within the company. That being said, he now wants to apologize to Stevie Richards for bullying him.
The Godfather’s controversial pimp gimmick faced significant backlash from the Parents Television Council (PTC) leading to Vince McMahon discontinuing the character. He was later rebranded as ‘The Goodfather’, and even joined the Right to Censor faction in an effort to tone down the controversial nature of the gimmick.
While speaking on The Universal Wrestling Podcast, The Godfather admitted that he took out his frustrations over going from being The Godfather to “The Goodfather” on Stevie Richards.
The Godfather then stated that he wants to apologize to Stevie Richards for being a bully to him all those years ago, simply because he could not blame Vince McMahon.
“One day I’m going to apologize to him for the way that I treated him when I see him,” said Wright. “I was kind of a bully to him because I kind of blamed him for me becoming The Goodfather when it was not his fault at all. But I couldn’t blame Vince, but I was kind of a d**k head to him.”
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, as his career in WCW might not have been as memorable.
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