WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather recently revealed how he wanted to quit the company back in the day. But, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon took it lightly. He revealed that his decision of parting ways with the company came upon when the 1-2-3 Kid defeated Razor Ramon in a shocking fashion. The famous match saw the 1-2-3 Kid pull off a major upset as he secured a pinfall against a much larger opponent on the May 17, 1993 episode of RAW. Vince McMahon had also allegedly cancel a huge TV deal.
The Godfather recalls Vince McMahon laughed at him
Charles Wright, who performed as Papa Shango at the time, thought he would be the next tall superstar to suffer a loss against a small wrestler. Speaking to Boston Wrestling MWF’s Dan Mirade, the WWE legend said McMahon often laughed whenever he asked to leave:
“I remember telling Vince, this is about the time that the 1-2-3 Kid beat Razor in a match, it was at that time I went, ‘You know what, they’re gonna be coming after me next.’ I was like, ‘Vince, I’m out of here.’ I told him, ‘Vince, I ain’t having fun.’ Vince would laugh at me, ‘Okay, Charles, go home.’”
The Godfather had interest from WCW in the 1990s but he never seriously considered the offer of leaving WWE for Vince McMahon’s biggest rivals. The WWE Chairman knew Wright would stay loyal to him, so he had no problem allowing the former Intercontinental Champion to leave his company on a temporary basis:
“I wasn’t gonna go to that organization [WCW],” said Charles Wright. “Vince knows a lot about me. He goes, ‘Go home, we’ll give you a call pretty soon.’”
Wright had three different spells with WWE between 1991 and 2002 before signing a Legends Contract in 2003. The deal enables Vince McMahon’s company to use his name and on-screen characters for marketing purposes, including merchandise and video games.