Chris Van Vliet: JTG tells me Shad Gaspard should receive the Warrior Award

Nov 18, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck


I wanted to pass along this teaser clip from my interview with JTG. He opens up about his friendship with Shad Gaspard both in and out of the ring and says Shad should receive WWE’s Warrior Award. This clip is live now and the full interview will be posted tomorrow on my podcast and YouTube channel!

I transcribed three quotes from our conversation below and you can link to the teaser video here:

JTG thinks Shad Gaspard should receive the Warrior Award:
“He definitely should. I don’t know what’s a bigger heroic act than putting his life on the line for his son. But honestly, he would have done it if it was another child. If it was me, he probably would have did the same exact thing.”

How often he thinks about Shad:
“Every day. I’ve got a lot of photos in my room of Shad. I have so many photos of Shad in my phone. When I’m scrolling, I can’t get away from him. But it’s a good thing though.”

How close he and Shad were:
“I don’t know if a lot of people know this but me and Shad were best friends. We were like brothers. We were pretty much like family. I spent a few Thanksgivings with him and his family. If I had an issue or financial problem or if I just had like personal problems, he was there for me. He was always there for me.”

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