The Godfather Almost Quit WWE After Vince McMahon Took His Hoes Away
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What? No more hoes?
WWE Hall of Famer Charles Wright recently appeared on the Scheduled For Two Falls Podcast and reflected on his run as “The Godfather” in WWE. Wright told the story about how he learned that he was being added to the Right To Censor stable, a parody of the network heads that were criticizing WWE programming.
Wright explained that Vince McMahon was taking a ton of heat over some of the more raunchy Attitude Era content, and wanted to move him to a more suitable group instead of continuing to take away from his character. Wright says he hated the group and considered quitting at one point, but made the best of it and stayed with the company.
“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.”
“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. 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,” Wright said, “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.”