News On Why Titus O'Neil Was Given The Warrior Award, And Shad Gaspard Wasn't Yet

WWE confirmed a Fightful report about Titus O'Neil being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame with the Warrior Award, and we gained some information on another hero.

Many wondered about why the late Shad Gaspard was not given the Warrior Award. For those asking about Titus O'Neil's induction as opposed to Shad Gaspard. We're told there were plans for O'Neil to be inducted last year, but it wasn't announced as COVID-19 sidelined everything. Those plans were in order well before Gaspard's death, and Titus' induction was not a sleight on Gaspard. O'Neill's connection to the Tampa community played a big role in the timing of the past two years. Most that we spoke to said they fully expect Gaspard to eventually be inducted, and noted he was born in New York and relocated to LA, where WrestleMania often emanates from.

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