Whether you know him as The Godfather, Papa Shango, Kama, The Goodfather, or just as Charles Wright, this former WWE Intercontinental Champion has been one of the few genuine friends of Mark Calaway, better known as The Undertaker throughout his decades in the wrestling industry.
Recently, The Undertaker observed his final farewell in WWE at the 2020 Survivor Series event and Charles Wright was there to celebrate with him and he brought along with him other members of The Undertaker’s backstage click, BSK.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, The Godfather explained why he felt it was important to have the whole crew there and how it felt as though time stopped when they were together.
“When WWE invited me to the Survivor Series tribute for Mark, I texted him right away and said, ‘Let’s do a BSK reunion,’” said Wright, referring to his traveling crew in WWE, which gave themselves the title of the Bone Street Krew. “We paid homage to Mark Calaway and the phenom that he created with The Undertaker.”
He continued, “For that one night, the past came back to life,” said Wright. “If you didn’t know any better, it felt like it was 20 years ago. We told stories, we hugged, we cried—and we put Timmy White to bed, just like we used to back in the day.”
As for whether or not this is truly the end for The Undertaker, everybody has their own feelings on the matter but Charles Wright feels that this is genuinely the end of the character and the in-ring career for Mark Calaway.
“When I heard about this farewell, I texted and said, ‘Big Dog, you done?’” said Wright. “He said, ‘Bear, I’m done.’
“Now he’s said that before, but they just wouldn’t let him go. This time, he said he’s done. I don’t know what Vince is going to throw at him down the river, but I think he’s done.”