WWE Hall of Famer The Godfather has hailed marijuana for saving his life.
The 59-year-old, real name Charles Wright, joined Vince McMahon’s company in the early 90s and competed as Papa Shango.
He later returned as Kama The Supreme Fighting Machine before eventually transforming into the much-loved Godfather gimmick during the Attitude Era.
Back in his heyday, Wright was part of the legendary Bone Street Krew, a name the likes of Undertaker, Yokozuna and several more gave to themselves backstage.
Regularly drinking together after shows, Wright revealed that he was boozing way too much.
And with him taking different types of medications, he admitted to being in a bad way until he started smoking marijuana.
Now he claims it has given him a much better quality of life.
Speaking to the Battleground Podcast, Wright said: “When I tried it, I couldn’t remember the first time but it opened up my eyes.
“It made my knees feel better. It made my back feel better. Food tasted better.
“I had a pep in my step. It made me smile. It made me funny. It made me creative.
“Cannabis is the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Godfather last appeared on WWE TV on a number of occasions since retirement from full-time action.
He was inducted into the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
The star also manages Cheetah’s Topless Club in Las Vegas.