JTG Pays Tribute To Shad Gaspard In Touching Instagram Post

Since the tragic passing of Shad Gaspard, those in and around the wrestling industry have shown an outpouring of love and support for the fallen wrestler and his family.

Shad tragically passed away after going out for a swim with his son. He was swept up by a dangerous riptide after making sure that his son was rescued and taken to safety.

Everyone from Chris Masters to The Undertaker shared stories of how Shad Gaspard always radiated positive energy and happiness and many wrestlers gathered on a beach on the evening of Friday, May 22, 2020 to pay tribute to the former WWE Superstar.

One of the wrestlers at the gathering was JTG, Shad Gaspard’s former partner in Cryme Tyme. both men always stayed close following their WWE exits and continued to make appearances and team on the independent circuit.

In a recent Instagram post, JTG opened up about their brotherhood in a very touching tribute to Gaspard.


I want to say thank you to all the friends, fans and family who reached out to me and Shads family during this difficult time. The outpour of love and support has definitely helped me get through this. I have my moments where I'm in disbelief and feeling a tremendous amount of hurt but as soon as I start to reminisce about Shad and our relationship I begin to smile. I have tons of memories of Shad and I just us chilling for no reason and having a great time, enjoying each other's energy, working out together, traveling the world together. Laughing about inside jokes that nobody around knew about, doing edibles after a show then binge eating at Red Lobster, and our favorite roasting each other relentlessly. The Relationship that I and Shad had comes along once in a lifetime. If you have a friend or a loved one that you're close to, always try to make an effort to let them know how much you appreciate them. Tomorrow is never promised. Shad and I always expressed how much we appreciated each other in each other's lives and then follow it up with a good ole fashion roast......just to balance things out. Shad, Thank you for always being there for me. You were more than my tag team partner, more than a friend you were the big brother I always wanted growing up. The world will remember you for what you are. A HERO #CRYMETYME4LIFE

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Friends of Shad Gaspard have set up a GoFundMe with the money going to Gaspard's wife and son. The GoFundMe has already met its cold but you can still donate by clicking here.

Fans can also support Shad's family through COLLARxELBOW, who are selling shirts with 100% of the proceeds going to his family. You can find more information by clicking here.

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