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#1 Posted on 5.12.02 1612.36
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...for The Godfather is no more, sayeth Meltz. It's been coming for a long while, and although he pretty much sucked the big one in terms of wrestling, the GF character was one that always got a good reaction. I won't miss him, but I won't say "good riddence" either.

Good luck in the future, Mr. Father!
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#2 Posted on 5.12.02 1615.24
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They should keep "The Godfather" just tweak the character and make him a mob boss type stable leader. When he wants someone "whacked" his followers just go out to the ring with a steel chair.
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#3 Posted on 5.12.02 1616.03
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Poor guy.... I remember feeling awful for him when I read in "Foley is Good" that everyone referred to him as "the black hole of charisma." Hopefully the WWE will be kind and allow him to do independent shows in the Godfather character. Obviously if they think that their company can no longer make significant money off the gimmick, they really can't begrudge him making some change off it.
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#4 Posted on 5.12.02 1616.42
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He's retiring retiring or just retiring the character?

If he's really gone that's too bad, I always was a Papa Shango mark
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#5 Posted on 5.12.02 1641.36
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Well, if Vince allowing him to work WWA wasn't a hint, having hookers on RAW without him this past week should have been the final nail in the coffin for the Godfather. Never thought he should have been an IC Title holder, but he was a decent lower mid carder.
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#6 Posted on 5.12.02 1744.39
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R.I.P.:

Godfather
Papa Shango
Kama Mustapha
Supreme Fighting Machine
Saba Simba . . . . oh wait that was Tony Atlas
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#7 Posted on 5.12.02 1817.27
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Dammit, would it have killed them to give us one more Papa Shango run?

On a different note, if I were one of those peope who overthink things (which I am) I'd see this as a possible indicator of Taker losing a little bit o stroke, seeing as he couldn't save yet another one of his his old buddies...
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#8 Posted on 5.12.02 1831.58
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Well, he made a good run of it, even though I didn't like the Godfather and cared less about his 'ladies'. He only got a reaction from the crowd because of them and he wasn't much in the ring once he took on that persona. Papa Shango ruled, but once he started rollin' fatties and whatnot, he bored me.

Anywhoo... Good Bye Godfather.
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#9 Posted on 5.12.02 1924.50
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This was inevitable, let's face it. With WWE dropping talented guys like Mike Sanders, Ron Waterman, and so many promising developmental talents, I'm surprised it took them THIS long to dump Charles Wright, a guy who can't wrestle his way out of a paper bag these days!

It's likely he could be back on his feet soon if he lands in TNA. He likely won't be using the Godfather character, but Vince Russo will likely come up with some new dorky character for him or something.
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#10 Posted on 5.12.02 2203.22
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    Originally posted by HitTheSnoozeButton
    They should keep "The Godfather" just tweak the character and make him a mob boss type stable leader. When he wants someone "whacked" his followers just go out to the ring with a steel chair.


That is a really interesting idea. He could be taking action on the football games from the boys, and one gets really in debt and becomes his "enforcer." Then we wouldn't have to watch Wight work
What do you think he's new name will be when he lands on TNA in a few weeks? I'm betting on the Pimpin' Machine.

Totally unrelated topic: when Scott said he had the ultimate freak in his limo (or whatever he said), who though Midajah (sic) would be in the car? I mean, I only thought it for the 3 seconds before the "smart" part of my brain kicked in, but still, THAT would have been cool.
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#11 Posted on 6.12.02 0158.56
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He also wrestled as "Baron Samedi".

On one of the tiny UHF stations around here they seem to play compilations of old southern territory matches late at night, and I saw him in one of the matches. He squashed some smaller wrestler. He seemed really huge (height-wise) in comparison, but I suppose in the world of WWFE he's just some guy.
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#12 Posted on 6.12.02 0324.26
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That's interesting to know. "Baron Samedi" is the name of a voodoo loa. So Papa Shango wasn't a Vince creation?
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#13 Posted on 6.12.02 0404.24
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Hmm... Baron Samedi is also the name of a Bond villian. But I'll assume the voodoo reference came first, obviously. LOL...
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#14 Posted on 6.12.02 0525.12
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Cahrles started in World Class as Soultaker feuding with Kerry, Kevin and the boys.

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#15 Posted on 7.12.02 1838.25
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He started off doing a Papa Shango style gimmick in Southwest Championship Wrestling back in the day.

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