The Godfather has revealed the best backstage fight he ever saw during his WWE Hall Of Fame career in the wrestling business.
The Godfather began his career in the World Wrestling Federation in 1991, but really hit his stride in 1992 when he became Papa Shango, a voodoo-practicing character that involved himself in the main event of WrestleMania VIII between Hulk Hogan and Sid. In the mid-90s he became the Supreme Fighting Machine Kama before morphing into Kama Mustafa when he joined the Nation of Domination.
However, the man known as Charles Wright is best loved as The Godfather, a character tailor-made for the Attitude Era of the late nineties.
Speaking to James Romero of Wrestling Shoot Interviews, The Godfather was asked what the best backstage fight he ever saw was, and with a career as long as Godfather’s there are bound to have been a few.
But for The Godfather, one stood out and it involved his partners in the Nation:
“Ahmed Johnson and D’Lo Brown, and D’Lo whooped his ass. D’Lo’s a real wrestler. I mean, he was a collegiate wrestler, and D’Lo had him hooked so bad and he [Johnson] is trying to tap out. D’Lo had him hooked so bad that me and Ron [Simmons] had to tell him, ‘D’Lo, let him go. Let him go, D’Lo,’ because D’Lo was gonna break his arm or something. But that was the best one I’ve seen.”
The Nation of Domination feuded with Johnson before he shockingly joined the group in 1997 before an injury put him on the sidelines. As for what caused the backstage rift between Brown and Johnson to get physical, The Godfather doesn’t recall:
“Don’t know, don’t remember. I just remember D’Lo and him going at it. I don’t remember why. Ahmed Johnson, he just didn’t get it. He didn’t fit in with us either, and so he didn’t get it. At that point, everybody couldn’t stand him. I’m about the only guy that probably doesn’t have real nasty things to say about him. I just tell people he didn’t get it. He didn’t get it and we tried to help him. He just didn’t get it.”