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JTG Reveals What Happened The Night He Received A Phone Call About The Shad Gaspard Incident

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 26, 1990) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling

On this day in 1990, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1990’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Jake Roberts vs. Bob Bradley

2. The Hart Foundation vs. Randy Neverman & Paul Diamond

3. Mr. Perfect vs. Sonny Blaze

4. Greg Valentine & The Honky Tonk Man vs. Omar Atlas & Jim Brunzell

5. Rick Martel vs. Dale Wolfe

6. The Big Boss Man vs. Black Knight

• JTG Reveals What Happened The Night He Received A Phone Call About The Shad Gaspard Incident

While speaking to Lilian Garcia on the Chasing Glory podcast, former WWE wrestler JTG opened up on his Cryme Tyme partner Shad Gaspard’s death.

He said that he received a call from Shad’s phone the night he went missing, and it was Siliana (Shad’s wife), who informed him about the whole situation. Hoping it was a prank, he quickly reached the location where Shad went missing to help the others in finding him.

“Then we were on the beach with flashlights looking for Shad. I was there till a little past midnight and I think that day, I think, I accepted it. I had to accept it. I was waiting for a big bear hug from behind, like ‘Ahhh, I gotcha’. A part of me is still waiting for that big bear hug from behind.”

JTG and Lillian then discussed that people such as the two of them, John Morrison, Chris Masters and others took turns for the next few days to search for Shad on the beach. They also said that Shad was an avid swimmer who went to the beach often.

“I’ve been on this planet for 35 years. I’ve never lost somebody this close to me where you engage with them every day. Where you shared the most intimate stories with them.

I’ve lost family. I’ve lost distant uncles and grandparents. But they’re older and you don’t want them to be here and suffer. So when they transition, you’re like, ‘ok, they’re at peace.’ I’ve lost co-workers, a lot of co-workers, but it never really hit home like this.”

Also Read: Arnold Schwarzenegger Reacts To Shad Gaspard’s Death

        
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