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“Undertaker Stooged Me Off To Vince McMahon” – The Godfather

WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather, real name Charles Wright, has revealed how he “hated” being part of Right To Censor and how Vince McMahon fought for him to keep the hoe train.

Speaking with Ciarán and Niall of the Scheduled For Two Falls Podcast, Wright – who also portrayed The Godfather and Papa Shango in WWE – would open up about how close he was to quitting WWE due to the PG content – revealing that Undertaker “stooged him off” to Vince McMahon.

“I hated the Right to Censor. I hated it. I didn’t want to go to work. I wanted to quit and Taker stooged me off to Vince so Vince dropped the straps on me and Bull because he knew it would keep me there longer.”

Wright spoke of WWE’s move from cable to network, and how going public affected him personally.

“Talk about me not smiling no more. He just killed my high, bro. Vince was taking a lot of heat man. Now he was going from cable to network. Now they’ve gone public and he’s answering to big companies and they’re taking a look at what we’re doing. They’re like ‘What’s this? Puppies, DX Suck it, Val Venis porn star’ and they said ‘and, my god, who is this Godfather character?’ So Vince would tell me everyday ‘Charles, I’m fighting for you, I’m fighting for you’ because they wanted me off the air. It got to where I couldn’t be on Saturday mornings. I couldn’t be on Sunday mornings. I couldn’t be on before 11 pm. I couldn’t. I couldn’t. I couldn’t,” Wright said. “It just became crazy. I couldn’t say “roll a fattie”. I couldn’t call them hoes. I couldn’t call myself a pimp. I couldn’t say smoke weed. It got stupid.”

Godfather revealed how becoming The Goodfather and joining Right To Censor was Vince McMahon’s idea to poke fun at the restrictions, but Wright says he hated every minute of it.

“So Vince said we’re going to poke fun at these guys and we’re going to put you in the RTC. So I just remember talking to him saying ‘…what? So I don’t have any more hoes? Are the hoes going to be back next week?’ ‘No, no more hoes.’ And at that point I hated it, I did the best job I could do but I hated it. I hated every minute of it.”

Wright would elaborate that being The Godfather was “a shoot” and that he told Undertaker he was leaving.

It took me from being, and I know it was a work, but the Godfather was a shoot. That was me saying exactly what I was doing and having fun saying ‘pimpin’ ain’t easy’. I went from being a nice person back to that person and then it just came to the point where they were saying you need to leave. And then I remember telling Taker ‘I’m outta here. I can’t do this shit anymore.’ Then SOMEHOW it got to Vince, so he dropped the straps on us and I’m a businessman so I’m not going to leave. I was there even longer with them damn straps, but yea I hated it. It wasn’t fun anymore and like I said, if it’s not fun, I’m out of here. That was the only time I hated wrestling. Well not wrestling but I hated what I was doing.”

“I hated the Right to Censor. I hated it. I didn’t want to go to work. I wanted to quit and Taker stooged me off to Vince so Vince dropped the straps on me and Bull because he knew it would keep me there longer.”

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

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