Bruce Prichard has discussed the Papa Shango character and said he would have turned up the voodoo aspects of the character if he’d been with WWE at the time.
Prichard joined WWE in a backstage role in 1987 before briefly parting with the company in the spring of 1991. During his time away the mysterious Papa Shango character – portrayed by Charles Wright – appeared in WWE. Shango appeared to have supernatural abilities, making opponents vomit without even touching them.
Speaking on his ‘Something To Wrestle With’ podcast, Prichard explained he’d have gone even further with the Papa Shango character.
“Oh God, you know it was, I would laugh and do the voodoo sh*t and anybody that’s a Gilligan’s Island fan when the Tribal Chief and the voodoo guy came on the island and made voodoo dolls out of all the seven castaways and sh*t. I wanted to do sh*t like that. I wasn’t there. I was just laughing going, ‘I wanted him to do like a voodoo doll of whoever he was working with and have the guy take bumps and sh*t.’ Papa Shango never touching him and stuff like that. Wanted to do the stick pin in the voodoo and then have [Ultimate] Warrior start puking and sh*t, but I wanted to see all that. You know what I mean? Stuff like that. Just really hokey things that all of you would have sh*t on.”
Prichard returned to WWE in September of 1992 but by then Papa Shango was on borrowed time. Charles Wright re-appeared in WWE in 1995 as Kama. Wright then went on in later years to portray The Godfather and inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2016.
Bruce Prichard also recently gave his thoughts on Vince McMahon’s commentary skills. Prichard noted that he was not a fan of the WWE Chairman at the announce desk.