• Former WWE Wrestler Passed Away 1 Year Ago At The Age Of 39
It’s been a year since we lost former WWE wrestler Shad Gaspard at the age of 39.
He passed away after being submerged by a strong wave at the Marina Del Rey beach.
His final act was instructing the lifeguards to save his son first, and he then disappeared underwater.
Due to this heroic act, many fans want WWE to honor Shad with the Warrior Award at their Hall Of Fame ceremony, including JTG (his former WWE tag team partner).
Gaspard’s widow, Siliana Gaspard, issued the following statement on her husband’s death:
“Aryeh, myself and the Gaspard and Chittick families would like to take this time to thank everyone for their prayers and support, as we mourn the terrible loss of our beloved Shad.
Shad was our whole world and we were his. There are not enough words to describe what he means to all of us. He was our heart, our soul, our protector, our warrior. He was a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many through his joyous and gracious nature.
The outpouring of love from Shad’s friends, colleagues and fans has meant more to us than you can even imagine.
We’d like to once again thank the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their efforts.
Shad was and will always be our real life super hero.
I love you more, my love ❤️
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 17, 2001) – WWF SmackDown!
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.
It was broadcasted from the Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Judgment Day 2001’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Eddie Guerrero & The Hardy Boyz vs. Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko & Jerry Lynn
2. Bradshaw vs. The Big Show
3. Chris Benoit & Rikishi vs. William Regal & Kurt Angle
4. Chyna vs. Molly Holly & Ivory
5. Edge vs. Chris Jericho
6. Hardcore Holly vs. Spike Dudley
7. No Holds Barred: Triple H vs. The Undertaker