Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Scariest of All-Time: Papa Shango




@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter

I love Papa Shango. Yes, I know the gimmick was pretty dang cheesy, but in that era, cheese was good. Or at least I thought it was. This voodoo master made life miserable for his opponents, most notably the Ultimate Warrior. 

Prior to that he stormed the ring at WrestleMania VIII to help Sid Justice beat up on Hulk Hogan. That prompted the returning Warrior to hit the ring at 100 miles per hour and dispose of the heels. That lead Shango to cast a spell on Warrior, who ended up losing his lunch on TV once. 

Papa Shango wasn't long for this world. The man behind the gimmick, Charles Wright eventually became Kama the Ultimate Fighting Machine in the Million Dollar Corporation, then Kama Mustafa in the Nation of Domination before somehow transforming into the Godfather. What an evolution.

But for what it's worth, I always enjoyed the Papa Shango character. Looking back nearly 30 years later it provided plenty of entertainment for fans. 

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