The Godfather to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame
UPI News Service, 02/23/2016
WWE has announced that '90s wrestling star The Godfather will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Announced Monday during the company's weekly flagship show Raw, The Godfather, real name Charles Wright, made a name for himself during WWE's beloved Attitude Era as an eccentric and charismatic ladies man who always brought with him a train of beautiful women to the ring.
"The Godfather's unique persona and lovely ladies were a key ingredient in giving WWE, and the Attitude Era specifically, a very distinct flavor and feel," the company said in a statement.
"From his colorful outfits, to memorable theme song, entourage of gorgeous ladies and hard-hitting offense, The Godfather never failed to make an impression."
A former Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion, The Godfather was honored by his peers on Twitter with WWE COO and current World Heavyweight Champion Triple H writing "One of the most entertaining and versatile performers in @WWE history...welcome #TheGodfather to the #WWEHOF."
The Godfather is the second inductee announced for the Hall of Fame class of 2016 alongside wrestling icon Sting. The two stars, along with all other future Hall of Fame recipients, will be honored April 2 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas during WrestleMania week.
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