Triple H Says WWE Will Honor Shad Gaspard On SmackDown, Recalls Seeing Him At FOX

Shad Gaspard tragically passed away this week when he was pulled under by a riptide in Venice Beach. Gaspard and his 10-year-old son were swimming when the water became harsh. Gaspard instructed lifeguards to save his son first, which they did.

Gaspard spent roughly three years on WWE television and most famously teamed with JTG as part of Cryme Tyme. WWE ran a graphic for Gaspard on Wednesday's NXT and Triple H expectes the company to once again honor Gaspard on Friday's SmackDown.

"This was all happening in real-time. Wednesday night, we put something at the beginning of the show. I'm sure we'll be doing something on SmackDown," Triple H told TMZ. "He was such a great guy. Steph and I saw him maybe six months ago. We were at FOX for a meeting. He was coming out of the lobby, we were coming into the lobby. We probably stood there for 20 minutes talking. Just the greatest guy. Finding success in all these other things. He was doing Hollywood and everything else. With the circumstances around all of this, his son, thank God he's okay. Knowing that he said 'save my son' and that was the last thing he did, that's all you need to know about the guy."

Triple H also gave his thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Gaspard.

Gaspard's wife Siliana released a statement on Thursday, which you can view by clicking here.

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