The Godfather on Going Into the WWE Hall of Fame, Who Will Be Doing the Induction?

Feb 22, 2016 - by Marc Middleton

– As noted, The Godfather has been announced for the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame class. He recently spoke with Bleacher Report about the induction and it was revealed that he will be inducted by JBL and fellow Hall of Famer Ron Simmons, who was his mentor. The full interview is at this link. Below are a few highlights:

His Godfather character compared to the others and the “Pimpin’ Ain’t Easy” catchphrase:

“You could actually feel the breath from 18,000 people as they repeated it. It was crazy. Vince (McMahon) told me, ‘Charles, you ought to be paying me.’ And you know what? He was right. That was the best thing to ever happen to me. Of all the personas I’ve had in wrestling, The Godfather is as close to me as you could ever get. That’s my personality, that’s my silliness. That’s my colorfulness. Those are my clothes. I am The Godfather. That’s just Charles Wright playing Charles Wright and being called The Godfather. And that’s why I think it took off so well. It wasn’t an act. It wasn’t pretend. It was me. Not trying to be a voodoo guy. Not trying to be a Supreme Fighter. It was me being me, entertaining people and having fun.”

The Attitude Era:

“It was entertaining. It was fun. It was over. People were a little bit looser back then and sponsors were a little bit looser back then. It was just a different time. Now you couldn’t do that. Back then I didn’t have to convince anyone to go with it. You’d have a hard time convincing them now.”

Getting inducted:

“I can’t wait to see the fans and tell them how much I appreciate them. They don’t forget. I really appreciate everything WWE has done for me and I really appreciate all the fans. It’s such a big honor. I never expected to be in the Hall of Fame. Brother, that’s for eternity man.”

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