He was part of the family. There have been a lot of people to work for WWE over the years and some were more prominent than others. At one point or another, almost everyone has left WWE, though you never know how positive the terms might be. No matter what happens though, WWE is often willing to put past differences aside in a horrible situation, and that might be what they are doing again.
On Sunday, horrible news came out of California involving former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard. While at the beach with his family, Gaspard’s son got caught in a series of waves. Gaspard went out to help him but had to be rescued himself. Once emergency workers reached him, Gaspard told the first responders to help his son instead. Gaspard’s son was rescued, but Gaspard himself was pulled under a wave and has yet to be found. The Coast Guard has suspended their search but the Los Angeles Police Department is still searching.
WWE has since commented on the situation, with both the company and Vince McMahon sending out tweets saying that their thoughts and prayers are with Gaspard’s family. Gaspard’s wife has also issued a statement, thanking everyone involved for their efforts in finding her husband. Gaspard wrestled for WWE from 2006-2007 and again from 2008-2010, mainly as part of Cryme Tyme with JTG. His most recent match took place on January 31, 2020 in Haltom City, Texas.
The thoughts of everyone at WWE are with Shad Gaspard’s family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/dLRnF6oElX
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) May 19, 2020
WWE’s thoughts are with the family of Shad Gaspard. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/uBk0Qo9lXt
— WWE (@WWE) May 19, 2020
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We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their continued efforts to help find our beloved Shad. . . Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return. As a family we thank you all for your concern and well wishes. Please continue to keep sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad. . . From The Entire Gaspard & Chittick Family
Cryme Tyme was a lot of fun. Check out some of their antics:
Opinion: I don’t know how likely it is to see this have a happy ending but my goodness how much of a hero did Gaspard seem to be? He was able to get out but he told the workers to save his son instead. That’s the kind of thing you hear as an example of someone doing the right thing but it’s not something you hear actually happening. It’s an amazing story, and hopefully we get a miracle ending.
What did you think of Gaspard? What could he have done in WWE? Let us know in the comments below.
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