Charles Wright
Professional wrestler, strip club manager
Charles Wright
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.
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Earth, Wind & Fire, Album-Oriented Radio, and Why White Rockers Lost Out In the '70s
Huffington Post - about 1 year
In his op-ed tribute to the recently deceased Maurice White, Roger Thompson propagates a couple of novel ideas about the musical and cultural cultures of the Seventies. ("Music's Shining Crossover," February 13, 2016.) The first is that White is to be commended for "his thoughtful negotiation of race and the music industry in the early 1970s...[turning] Earth, Wind & Fire into one of the most successful crossover acts in pop music history at a time when the industry was resegregating black and white audiences." The back story? "After the riots and escalating crime of the late 1960s, black acts were under pressure to seem less threatening to white audiences." The implication, then, is that EWF was one of the acts that caved in to the pressure. Thompson's second proposition is that the '70s saw "the consolidation of the recording studios into just a few major labels, [which] fostered laser focus on white, middle-class kids and the sales they could drive." As a music-loving ...
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Using the Power of the Liberal Arts to Address the Problems of Our Time
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Although politicians often disparage the liberal arts out of ignorance, I'm very much heartened to see that many high school students understand the value, both for individuals and for society, that the liberal arts provide. The high school students I'm thinking about are those who entered the liberal arts essay contest sponsored by the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA). High school seniors from across the state of Washington were asked to discuss how the liberal arts might help solve a problem facing the state. The winning essays demonstrated impressive insight into the power a broad liberal education can have while the authors of those essays made it clear that they understood how complex problems necessitate creative, interdisciplinary solutions. First place winner Kyra Mohn, a senior at Everett High School in Everett, Washington, argued that homelessness was a critical problem facing society and she asserted that such a complex issue was unlikely to be solve ...
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Gweek 118: The Weirdo Years
Boing Boing - over 3 years
This episode is brought to you by HostGator, offering premium web hosting at low costs, and 24x7x365 phone, chat and email support. Show your support for Gweek and get an extra 25% off by using coupon code WEEK! In 1981, Robert Crumb launched Weirdo, a magazine-sized comic book that was inspired by Crumb's own underground comics and the post MAD-era magazines of Crumb's mentor Harvey Kurtzman. Weirdo was a launch pad for many talented cartoonists, including Peter Bagge, Dori Seda, and Dennis Worden. Crumb's own comic stories were the highlight of every issue, and Last Gasp (publisher of Weirdo) just released all of Crumb's Weirdo comics in a handsome 256-page anthology, entitled The Weirdo Years by R. Crumb: 1981-'93. I spoke to Janelle Hessig, a Bay Area cartoonist and writer and the current marketing director at Last Gasp Publishing, about Weirdo, and what became of some its the lesser-known contributors. Janelle also recommends the scandalous Life and Times of Little Richard, ...
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Meg Pier: Doing The Chaa-Chaa-Chaa Through Life's Jungle
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lucy and Mick Fleming own the Lodge at Chaa Creek in Belize, one of the world's first eco lodges. While at Chaa Creek, I was awed by the energy and vibrancy of the jungle--and the Flemings. It is hard to imagine an environment that is more vividly alive than the jungle--lush, teeming, unfurling, changing, challenging, chaotic, diverse, primal, light, dark, and unpredictable. Embracing life's unpredictability led Lucy from her New Jersey girlhood to finding her place in the world on the banks of the Macal River. I've always been fascinated by people who have the courage to "follow their bliss" and my conversation with eco pioneer Lucy did not disappoint. Her journey, like the Belizean jungle, is inspiring and instructive. Photo Courtesy of the Lodge at Chaa Creek Meg: Can you tell me about your journey to becoming a Belizean? Lucy: Mick and I arrived in the British colony of Belize in 1977 with little capital and an eagerness to explore. The inspiration was t ...
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Broke Girls Guide: YES: All-Night, All-You-Can-Eat Korean BBQ
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The weather is going to be insanely gorgeous this weekend, with temperatures hovering between 85 and 90 degrees. So, we suggest you take this opportunity to enjoy the city's most happening pools as well as its best restaurants for outdoor dining (most of which we promise you CAN afford, especially at happy hour). You'll also want to be sure to hit up Graffiti Coffee Bar on LA Brea at some point this weekend, as Cake Monkey will be popping up there with all kinds of goodies. If you feel like a bit of a splurge, hit up Scratch Bar, the newly-opened must-try on La Cienega (which has a delicious-sounding 3-course prix fixe option for $45). Oh, and don't forget that the Fred Segal Santa Monica Sale will be going strong all weekend! Beyond that, we've gathered up tons of affordable dining options and events to fill this weekend (or several weekends, really). Want to know what they are? Keep reading for the BGG Weekender, your Friday to Sunday guide to life... FRIDAY ...
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Criminal charges laid against Nestle Canada, other companies for chocolate price fixing
Financial Post - over 3 years
Two of the world’s largest chocolate companies are among those facing criminal charges for allegedly conspiring to fix the price of chocolatey treats across Canada. The charges, laid Thursday, come six years after Canada’s Competition Bureau launched an investigation into the allegations, and found evidence suggesting that a price-fixing cartel collaborated, agreed or arranged to set the prices of chocolate products. Criminal charges have been laid against candy makers Nestlé Canada Inc. and Mars Canada Inc., and ITWAL Limited, a national network of independent wholesale distributors, after the competition bureau referred its evidence to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Price-fixing is a serious criminal offence and today’s charges demonstrate the competition bureau’s resolve to stop cartel activity in Canada “We are fully committed to pursuing those who engage in egregious, anti-competitive behaviour that harms Canadian consumers,” said John Pecman, interim commiss ...
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Jonathan Kay: Toronto’s legal community boasts a deep pool of tennis talent
Financial Post - over 3 years
The word “lawyer,” it must be said, does not summon to mind images of graceful athletes. This is especially true of busy Bay Street types, who tend to spend too little time at the gym, and too much time eating late-night take-out in law-firm conference rooms. Yet, such stereotypes notwithstanding, it turns out Toronto’s legal community boasts a surprisingly deep tennis talent pool. The second annual Law Slam Tennis Challenge, a fundraiser for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Tennis Canada’s “Let’s Make Tennis Matter for Kids” program, took place on June 2. The tourney consisted of doubles matches. The listed venue for the 20-team, $500 per team event was the Rexall Centre, but rain diverted competition to the Mayfair West tennis club. Principal sponsors included Collins Barrow; Duff & Phelps; Network Court Reporting; RBC Insurance Group; Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP; Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP; Access Rehab; Rehab Results, and Lipton Polisuk Inc ...
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Dean Rader: Ring in the New Year With Ringing New Poetry
Huffington Post - about 4 years
For those of you who have read more poetry! as one of your New Year's resolutions, I have good news. Under review are four notable books of poems by Bay Area writers that were published in the latter half of 2012. I chose them not only because the books are wildly different, but because they represent the work of four excellent independent presses: Tupelo Press, Red Hen Press, New Issues and Omnidawn. I foreground the presses because in this era of anxiety about book vitality and print culture, publishers are just as important as poets. Poetry publishing is a fantastic collaboration of writer, reader and publisher. All three deserve to be commended. Rusty Morrison, After Urgency. (Tupelo Press, 2012). Of the many prizes offered by publishers for individual books of poems, Tupelo Press' Dorset Prize is perhaps the most prestigious, and it is certainly among the most lucrative. The 2010 Dorset, judged by Jane Hirshfield, was awarded to Rusty Morrison's After Urgency, an ex ...
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Protests in India show that nation is growing: Charles Wright
The Times of India - over 4 years
Having laid his hand in branding big clients such as London 2012 Olympics, Tata, Unilever, Mercedes-Benz, managing director of Wolff Olins, a global brand consultancy, Charles Wright believes that protests and agitations are indications of growth pangs.
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Sino-Forest hearing set for January
Financial Post - over 4 years
On consent of all parties, the Ontario Securities Commission has adjourned the Sino-Forest hearing to January 17, 2013. Otherwise, the certification and leave motions in the Sino-Forest class action suit are set for November 21-30 before Justice Paul Perell of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The defendants in the multi-billion dollar lawsuit include Sino-Forest’s auditors, Ernst & Yonge LLP and BDO Ltd., 15 firms that underwrote Sino-Forest market offerings, several forestry consulting firms and 20 directors and senior officers of the company. Kirk Baert of Koskie Minsky and Charles Wright of London’s Siskinds are lead counsel for the plaintiffs.
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Emergency Food Network Seeking 3-D Art Entries
Bonney Lake-Sumner Patch - over 4 years
Emergency Food Network (EFN) is currently accepting applications for its second annual Vessels – Juried Art Show & Auction event in November. The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Charles Wright Academy Performing Arts Center in University Place. It will feature locally crafted, 3-dimensional artwork to be judged and auctioned. Interested artists should submit photos of their entry by Nov. 2. Make sure to send at least two high-quality Jpeg photos to vessels@efoodnet.org. The top 30 pieces will be featured and judged at the event. The art will be auctioned to raise funds to feed food-insecure families and individuals in Pierce County. Application forms are available online. Entry fee is $25 for each artwork. The non-profit organization based in Lakewood distributed food to 67 food banks, shelters and hot meal sites that accommodated 1,285,903 visits in Pierce County in 2011. For more information, visit the EFN website or contact Jeff Klein at jef ...
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Illegal cars stopped in police security operation
Bury Free Press - over 4 years
A POLICE operation aimed at cutting crime by stopping vehicles with faulty number plates, has been carried out in Suffolk and Norfolk. Operation Dragon saw Officers used ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) to detect motorists driving vehicles with faulty number plates. It which was carried out across six counties – Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire – and saw more than 300 vehicles stopped by police. The operation was carried out between July 16 and August 5 as part of wider policing arrangements to support security in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics. It was the second operation of its kind and police say it significantly contributed to a decrease in crime levels, a reduction of road casualties and limited the number of unsafe drivers on the roads. Illegal number plates include those which have fixtures which alter spaces or hide characters, that do not use the standard ‘Charles Wright’ font, or that use offensive language. Num ...
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Frustration as Hitmen slip-up against Saints
Buxton Advertiser - over 4 years
BUXTON Hitmen’s run of bad luck continued on Sunday with a final-heat defeat to the Scunthorpe Saints. Without their top two riders Charles Wright and Robert Branford, the Hitmen gained early control of the meeting with a 5-1 in heat three from Adam McKinna and Luke Priest. They remained unchallenged until heat 13 when, trailing 40-31, Scunthorpe hit back with a 5-1 from powerful duo Gary Irving and Ashley Morris and then another in heat 14 from Oliver Greenwood and Tommy Fenwick to close the gap to 42-41 heading into the final heat. McKinna and Bekker again had little impact on the Saints duo of Irving and Morris, who took another 5-1 to win the meeting 46-43. Disappointed Buxton Hitmen manager Jack Lee said: “It’s been the same for the last few meetings - we can be leading by ten, then just mess up in the last few heats and throw it all away. It’s so frustrating. “We would be very lucky to make the playoffs now but all we can do is just keep trying to take a few points here and ...
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Wind-whipped Oklahoma wildfires destroy homes
Fox News - over 4 years
The gusty, southerly winds that whipped wildfires through rural woodlands north and south of Oklahoma City started to die down early Saturday, but not before burning dozens of homes. Hundreds of people were told Friday to leave their homes in at least four counties, while smoke and flames prompted authorities to close parts of Interstate 44, the main roadway between Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and two state highways. I-44 reopened late Friday night. "A man refused to leave. From what I know, he wanted to protect his property, but your life has to be more valuable than property," Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said late Friday night. The sheriff said at least 25 homes, a daycare center and numerous outbuildings had burned in a fire that may have been deliberately set near Luther, a town about 20 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. Deputies were looking into reports about someone in a pickup truck who was seen throwing out newspapers that had been set on fire. By Friday nigh ...
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I see a desire among Indians to learn from what works: Charles Wright
afaqs! - almost 5 years
Interview with Managing Director, Wolff Olins..
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Meet David Welch, Principal at Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy
Manchester Patch - almost 5 years
When you walk into David Welch's office at Bennet Academy, it is easy to forget why you are there. Your eyes wander around the room and you question whether you are in a theater company prop room, a toy store, or a hall of fame exhibit. I was introduced to David Welch by Diane Kearney when I visited her to talk about the Manchester Adult Education Program. It was clear to me that David is not your ordinary school principal. My first question to him was can I come back and interview you for Manchester Patch? He agreed and I found out how he has combined his love of acting with his love of educating young people. Timothy Becker: I understand that Bennet Academy is one of three sixth grade schools in the State of Connecticut. What inspired you to seek the position of Principal? David Welch: I saw it as a unique opportunity to use my past experience. I worked 80 hour weeks my first year here. It is a different ball game. I had to come up with the school theme and mission statement ...
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Goafest 2012: Charles Wright: What matters is what is delivered
afaqs! - almost 5 years
In his presentation on 'Combining rigour with magic to solve complex business problems', Charles Wright, MD, Wolff Olins spoke about how an all-inclusive approach and overall efforts by the organisation towards brands help them become profitable..
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Law school grades still matter, even for experienced job seekers
Financial Post - almost 5 years
Carolyn Berger, managing director of legal recruitment firm Marsden International Ltd.’s Canadian division, shares a cautionary tale. Ms. Berger recently worked with a client looking for a senior tax lawyer. The candidate being considered was called to the bar in 1994 and had a lot of relevant experience behind him. “He was a partner, 18 years out of law school, who had built a successful practice,” Ms. Berger says. “Even so, the client wanted to see his transcripts.” Ms. Berger admits this was an odd request for a placement at the partner level when experience and the ability to drive business typically trump grades. Still, the message was clear: Transcripts and law school grades always matter. For junior associates and junior partners, law school grades are all important because at this early stage in their careers, they simply don’t have that much more to be judged on, says Ms. Berger. “If the person doing the hiring has identified two people and both are very articulate, have ...
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GNAC Football Preview: Wildcats Favored But GNAC Race Could Be a Tight Three ... - Boxscore News
Google News - over 5 years
1 running back Bryson Kelly (839 yards, 10 touchdowns), but returns Ishmael Stinson (5-11, 195, So., Tacoma, WA – Charles Wright) who rushed for 467 yards and four touchdowns and Louie Davis (5-11, 215, Fr., Tacoma, WA – Wilson) who had 123 yards in
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Wright
    FORTIES
  • 2007
    Age 45
    The Godfather reappeared on WWE television during the McMahon family portrait during Raws 15th Anniversary on December 10, 2007, where he let Hornswoggle join his Ho Train.
    More Details Hide Details In late 2009, Wright returned to wrestling to take part in Hulk Hogan's "Hulkamania: Let The Battle Begin" tour of Australia. On November 21, Wright, using the new ring name Pimp Father, teamed with Nick Dinsmore to defeat Rock of Love (Billy Blade and Kadin Anthony) in a tag team match. On November 24, Big Daddy Row Row defeated Pimp Fatha and Sean Morley in a three-way match. Two days later, Pimp Fatha defeated Heidenreich. After the match, he hosted a bikini contest between three of his hos. Two days later, Pimp Fatha wrestled his last match on the tour, and defeated Morley. Wright made a rare in ring segment along with his long time friend Val Venis and Dexter Verity in Elite Xtreme Wrestling, where he promised to bring his hoes if Venis and Versity have had successfully defended their tag team titles.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details After they refused, Godfather left the ceremony with his Ho Train, and was accompanied by every male wrestler in attendance and commentator John Bradshaw Layfield, leaving only Mr. McMahon, Jonathan Coachman, Hornswoggle, Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, Michael Cole and several Divas behind.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    The Godfather's final two appearances reverted him back to his old persona, with the Ho Train in tow. He interrupted the "wedding" of Billy and Chuck in September 12, 2002, which helped lead the tag team into admitting that the entire gay marriage was a sham and just an attempt to get media attention.
    More Details Hide Details The Godfather appeared again the following month on Raw during the Raw Roulette event, where he offered Jerry Lawler and Stevie Richards a night out with his Ho Train to the victor of their match. Wright was released from the WWE in December 2002 and retired from wrestling, returning to Las Vegas to manage Cheetah's, a gentleman's club. Despite his retirement, the Godfather has returned to wrestling a few times for one-night appearances with his Ho Train. He appeared at Vengeance, interrupting Viscera's marriage proposal to Lilian Garcia in order to show Viscera what he would be missing out on if he asked Lillian to marry him. Viscera dropped the proposal and dumped Garcia for The Godfather's hos.
    In April 2002, The Godfather who believed to be frustrated after not getting drafted, came out during the "dark match" portion of SmackDown! to attack Val Venis and told the fans to "stick it!" which made him being suspended from May to August 2002.
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    Shortly after the 2002 brand split, he was sent to SmackDown! and turned into a villain by dropping the ho's and feuding with Val Venis for a short time.
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    The Godfather had a short revival in 2002, claiming to have gone "legitimate" and formed a legal escort agency.
    More Details Hide Details It lasted around four months, but never caught on in the way the original did.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1999
    Age 37
    He got over and he gained a run with the WWF Intercontinental Championship in April 1999.
    More Details Hide Details He was supposed to drop the title to Owen Hart at Over the Edge 1999 but Hart died before the match started whilst entering the ring from the ceiling. As Wright was working the Godfather gimmick the WWF began airing SmackDown! on UPN, drawing the attention of the Parents Television Council (PTC), which claimed the WWF and their programming was inappropriate for prime time television. One of the PTCs complaints was the Godfather's pimp gimmick, and during the ensuing controversies the WWF higher ups began imposing restrictions on what he could say and do, hurting his popularity. The Godfather, both before and after being toned down, became something of a tag team specialist, forming teams with Val Venis, Mark Henry, and D'Lo Brown. With the WWF in general being hurt by the PTC's attention, they decided to mock the controversy by creating Right to Censor, a conservative group of wrestlers led by Steven Richards. The Godfather faced Bull Buchanan, Richards' first group member, in which he agreed to give up pimping if he lost. Buchanan defeated The Godfather, who promptly joined the stable and renounced his former ways. He began wearing a shirt and tie to the ring (as was part of Right to Censor's gimmick), became known as "The Goodfather", and began teaming with Buchanan. The duo won the World Tag Team Championship one time before the stable disbanded as the Invasion storyline began.
  • 1998
    Age 36
    In 1998, The Godfather (known to wrestlers as a genuine tough guy) competed in the WWF Brawl for All; which was a strictly voluntary boxing/shoot fighting competition, eventually won by Bart Gunn. On a July 27 episode of RAW is WAR, Wright debuted his "Ho's", during a tag-match, with Nation member Mark Henry against The Road Warriors. The Nation lasted until around September 1998 and officially disbanded in October 1998 when Mark Henry attacked the nations leader The Rock.
    More Details Hide Details After the nation split up Wright pursued a successful solo career and took his new persona as "The Godfather" to new levels. The Godfather character was constantly surrounded by "hos" – usually girls from local strip clubs. He would offer his opponents the right to use these girls for "any purpose" if they would forfeit the match to him.
    He stood with the Nation when Rocky Maivia became the leader shortly after Wrestlemania XIV, standing with Maivia (who officially became The Rock around that time), Mark Henry, D'Lo Brown, and later Owen Hart after he joined the stable in the summer of 1998.
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    Mustafa became increasingly known as "The Godfather" of the Nation, a moniker which would eventually become his official ring name in 1998.
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  • 1995
    Age 33
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Wright was asked to return in 1997, with the original plans being for him to revive the Papa Shango character, but that plan was never completed with the inception of Kane, another supernatural character. Instead he returned as Kama, now billed under his full name, Kama Mustafa, with less emphasis on his shoot fighting background. He was placed into the Nation of Domination, which was in the process of becoming an all black group and on the verge of feuding with the all white Disciples of Apocalypse as well as the all Latino group Los Boricuas; the latter two groups were part of the Nation of Domination at one point and all three feuded with each other as part of a "gang warfare" angle the WWF came up with.
  • 1993
    Age 31
    Shango was seen infrequently on WWF TV afterwards, and following a loss to Jim Duggan in a 1993 King of the Ring qualifying match, he made two final televised appearances against enhancement talent in June and July 1993.
    More Details Hide Details At the same time as he was wrestling as Papa Shango in the WWF, the WWF had a working agreement with USWA. As part of the agreement Papa Shango was sent to wrestle in USWA, where he won the Unified World Heavyweight Championship for a second time. Winning the title actually upset him, as he felt it was only done to sell to the predominately black crowd, and after complaining to management he dropped the belt to Owen Hart. He left the company soon after and returned to bar tending. During the autumn of 1994, there were rumors that the Papa Shango character would be brought back to participate in a storyline involving Bob Backlund, wherein Shango's voodoo spells would explain the traditionally good-natured Backlund's erratic and villainous behavior. This never came into fruition. Wright would eventually return to the WWF in early 1995 as Kama "The Supreme Fighting Machine", a shoot fighter who joined Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation stable shortly after his debut. He became an immediate part of the stable's feud with The Undertaker, stealing the Undertaker's signature urn at April's WrestleMania XI then having it melted down and formed into a necklace, only to lose it back to him at August's SummerSlam.
    Wright's final PPV appearance as the Papa Shango character was at the 1993 Royal Rumble (where he was eliminated in under 30 seconds).
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  • 1992
    Age 30
    Shango was then involved in a feud with the Ultimate Warrior in the late spring of 1992, where he would cast voodoo spells on his opponent.
    More Details Hide Details Despite numerous segments being shown on TV every week (Warrior vomiting, inexplicably bleeding), the angle went nowhere, as Warrior challenged Macho Man Randy Savage for the WWF Championship, apparently forgetting about Shango. When Shango was finally set to have a match with Warrior in November 92, Warrior was released from WWF. However, Shango received a title shot against new champion Bret Hart on Saturday Night's Main Event, but was unsuccessful.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The character carried a skull to the ring billowing smoke and could control arena lights, allowing for strange goings on in the ring, and later could "cast spells" to cause opponents pain and to make them vomit from afar. Papa Shango was thrust into the spotlight almost immediately, running in on the Hulk Hogan vs. Sid Justice main event at WrestleMania VIII to jump start a feud between himself and Ultimate Warrior. Shango actually missed his cue to run in, hitting the ring late. The finish was supposed to be Sid getting disqualified because of Shango breaking up the pinfall attempt by Hogan after he hit the big legdrop. However, due to Shango getting to the ring late, Sid was forced to kick out of the legdrop to save face. Sid's manager, Harvey Wippleman then jumped on the apron, and the referee signalled for the disqualification at that point as Shango was just getting to the ring.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 28
    During his time in the USWA, he would also tour in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details After brief stints in Japan and other American independent promotions Wright was brought in to World Wrestling Federation (WWF) at the suggestion of his friend The Undertaker. He wrestled briefly at house shows as Sir Charles, a play on both his real name and the nickname of National Basketball Association player Charles Barkley. The character was hardly used and wasn't able to be developed, and even when talking about it later Wright only remembers wearing robes he purchased from another wrestler to the ring.
  • 1989
    Age 27
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Born on May 16, 1961.
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