Former WWE superstar The Godfather was recently a guest on the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast, and spoke about a handful of topics, including being allowed to be his own character in WWE, and the origins of his infamous Ho Train move. Check out some of the highlights below (transcriptions via PWInsider):
On being allowed to be a character:
They finally let me be me instead of making me a voodoo monster or ultimate fighter or trying to make me be a heel, they finally let me be me. They gave me so much creativity. I would come up with stuff. It was all ad lib. The Godfather was never scripted. They might want me to hit a point, but I was free to do what I want.
On the Ho Train move:
Shane McMahon came up with that. I was in the ring with Shane McMahon. My gimmick was starting to get over and get some ratings. He said you have to come up with something. He said how about you shoot them (his opponent) in the corner and then you wind up like a train. He asked if I remember Soul Train. He said how about if you say Ho Train. That was all Shane McMahon’s idea where I splash them in the corner.