Charles Wright says Vince McMahon fought for The Godfather character to stick around for as long as possible amid changing times in WWE.
Once upon a time, Charles Wright paraded around on TV as "The Godfather," a pimp perfectly suited for WWE's Attitude Era. When WWE became a publicly-traded company in 1999, certain aspects of television had to change as complaints were mounting about the nature of WWE programming.
WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather recently appeared on That 90's Wrestling Podcast. During the interview, he was asked about having to drop The Godfather character and joining Right to Censor, an FCC-mimicking stable, and becoming The Goodfather.
“Vince didn’t want to take it away, if Vince could’ve had, he’d have had me out there with the girls forever. Just times were changing man, back then times were already starting to change. He went public, we were no longer on cable, we were on network now and people are taking a closer look at what we’re doing and you know from the puppies, and the suck its, to Val Venis. I mean, I was calling girls hoes and talking about smoking weed. So I mean, I was a handful. Vince would tell me at TV ‘Yo Charles, I’m fighting for you I’m fighting for you.’ But it got to the point where I couldn’t be on Saturdays, or Sunday mornings, I couldn’t be on before 10 o’clock at night. I couldn’t say this, I couldn’t say this, the girls had to be covered it just got really stupid after a while, but yeah I wasn’t happy at all. I wasn’t, at that point, I was done.”
During a recent appearance on Broken Skull Sessions, Godfather discussed his friendship with Mark Calaway, The Undertaker, learn more here.