Charles Wright

Professional Wrestler + Strip Club Manager
Born May 16, 1961

Charles Wright is an American businessman and former professional wrestler. He is best known for his tenure with the World Wrestling Federation throughout the 1990s and early 2000s under the ring names Papa Shango, Kama, Kama Mustafa, The Godfather, and The Goodfather (when he joined Right to Censor). After leaving the wrestling business he moved to Las Vegas, where he currently owns the strip club Cheetah's.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Wright.


1961 Birth Born on May 16, 1961.


1989 28 Years Old Even with his admitted limited skill set, he was given the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship on October 23, 1989 and held it for about two weeks.
1990 29 Years Old During his time in the USWA, he would also tour in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1990. … Read More


1992 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 1992, he was repackaged as Papa Shango, a voodoo practitioner with an appearance reminiscent of the Loa Baron Samedi. The character debuted on the February 8, 1992 edition of Superstars, defeating enhancement talent Dale Wolfe. … Read More
1993 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Wright's final PPV appearance as the Papa Shango character was at the 1993 Royal Rumble (where he was eliminated in under 30 seconds).
1995 34 Years Old He was taken off of TV in the fall of 1995, and after an appearance in the 1996 Royal Rumble match, Wright left the company again. … Read More
Mustafa became increasingly known as "The Godfather" of the Nation, a moniker which would eventually become his official ring name in 1998.
1999 38 Years Old He got over and he gained a run with the WWF Intercontinental Championship in April 1999. … Read More


The Godfather had a short revival in 2002, claiming to have gone "legitimate" and formed a legal escort agency. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old 1 More Event
The Godfather next appeared at the Theodore Long and Kristal Marshall wedding ceremony on the September 21, 2007 edition of SmackDown!, where he tried to convince Long and Ron Simmons to go back to the old partying days they had. … Read More
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