WWE Hall of Famer Charles Wright has opened up about his portrayal of the iconic Papa Shango.
Speaking with Ciarán and Niall of the Scheduled For Two Falls Podcast, Wright – who also portrayed The Godfather in WWE – would humbly admit he could have been a better Papa Shango, but said he had no idea what he was stepping into.
“I wish, looking back, I wish I was not so green in the business because I could probably have been better at being Papa Shango, like Kamala was at being Kamala. I probably could have been a better Papa Shango but, dude, I had no idea what I was stepping into. Going from a country tobacco chewing, country music listening, old truck driving, biker to a voodoo man. It was a stretch!”
Wright would also open up about missing his WrestleMania 8 cue.
“That night, I never heard anything from anybody at all. I was so involved in what I was doing at the time, working with Hogan, Sid, Warrior. I wasn’t really concerned. The problem is that they knew I was green so they were going, ‘Don’t go until we tell you to go.’ And so for whatever reason I got the cue late. I didn’t know. I’m there at the curtain like a track star getting ready to run and it was a long way. So then they say ‘GO, GO, GO, GO,’ and I went.“Once I got there I was like ‘Oh s—, what’s going on,’ because I wasn’t watching the monitors. I never heard anything about it for years, and I mean years later. I’m doing autograph signings and people are like “Hey, what happened when you missed the cue” and I’m like, ‘No I didn’t, what do you mean?’ So then when I started checking into it I’m like, ‘Oh S—.’ I never heard it from one person, not even Taker and you know why? Because it wasn’t my fault. I never even knew about it.”
Charles Wright would also open up about how Bret Hart stood up for him in the interview.