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“I Probably Could Have Been A Better Papa Shango” – Charles Wright

Papa Shango

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.

Credit: Ciarán and Niall of the Scheduled For Two Falls Podcast