Former WWE star The Godfather appeared on the Midnight Hustle podcast this week to talk about life after wrestling. He also spoke about the call for his WWE Hall of Fame induction, the partying during the Attitude Age, how he had weed in every town during his days at WWE, what Vince McMahon thinks about marijuana, about the birth of the gadget Papa Shango, about drinking alcohol. with Curt Hennig, being an outlaw biker, working in strip clubs, playing country music, fighting backstage, fighting The Undertaker in the hotel, why he doesn’t like Hulk Hogan and Moreover.
On Vince McMahon’s position on marijuana (wrestlers are fined $ 2,500 for each positive marijuana test):
What you don’t realize is that it’s a big company and it reports to a lot of people, so if they let people smoke weed, it’s not legal. federal law and you are always breaking the law, no matter if it’s legal in the states. If it was up to Vince, Vince would make everyone smoke. Vince is no fool but he has to be held accountable and it’s a big business. It just can’t be said that it’s okay to smoke weed because that happens if you go to a state where it’s not legal. They bring in the police, they test you, and there’s a lot of legal stuff. It’s not because Vince doesn’t want to. The second this becomes legal, Vince would be the first on that wagon. I mean Shane owns a [Cannabis] cooperative in California. A great cooperative. [Vince is] not against the grass, he’s a businessman. I’m telling you, I know 100%, he would much rather see people smoke cannabis than all that other bullshit if it was up to him, trust me.
Why the Attitude Age couldn’t happen in 2021:
“In the last 12 years, I’ve been to WrestleMania 10 times because I’m still under contract with them, it’s called a Legends contract. They keep me relevant. They bring you to WrestleMania every year and you do autographs and things, but I told my wife I didn’t even want to go anymore because it’s not fun, it’s a job. It was an opportunity to spend time with the boys. We had something called the spellbinding hour at 12 o’clock, everyone would meet at the bar and everyone would get drunk and have fun. Nobody does that anymore because they’re too scared that someone will take a picture of them [or taping] them in a conversation [or] showing them taking pictures and showing them a girl they’re not meant to be on. No one does that anymore and when I was in wrestling not everyone was friends but you were family… it’s more of a business now. It’s more the number of followers you have, the number of likes you get. It’s just a different matter now. I don’t hate anyone. If the fight has changed, it’s because people want it to change and the promoters are just keeping up with the times. I’m just saying I’m very proud and lucky to have been a part of The Attitude Era.
He also talked about how WCW saved money by hiring Virgil in his place, how marijuana saved his life after being addicted to pills in the early 90s, BSK and DX coexisting in the locker room, Yokozuna rapping and playing basketball, and more.
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