Bad news for the world of professional wrestling. As has been confirmed in recent hours, the ex luchador of WWE, Shad Gaspard, has died. Gaspard disappeared last weekend after being hit by a big wave in Venice Beach, California, while he was swimming with his family and a group of friends. After two days of searching for his body, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s First Aid Division has reported that the lifeless body that was found a few hours ago belongs to Shad Gaspard. CBS Los Angeles reporter Tina Patel has confirmed the news through her official Twitter account.
Gaspard went swimming with his son Aryeh (10), last Sunday in Venice Beach, when a rip current washes away the boy. The lifeguards were able to save him thanks to the help of the fighter but were unable to do the same with him. ” Save my son, ” were his last words before the rough sea carried him away.
This morning, the Coast Guard reported the discovery of Gaspard’s lifeless body, after three days of intense search. Many of his colleagues remember him fondly and have sent their condolences to the bereaved. Among them stands out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who highlights the difficult situation.
Cryme Tyme in WWE
Shad Gaspard worked in WWE between 2006 and 2010 and stood out for teaming up with his partner JTG and creating the duo known as Cryme Tyme. However, despite the fame they both achieved and the love they received from the public, they never managed to win the WWE Tag Team Championships. It was not like that in the independent scene, where they got several titles from different promotions.
Shad Gaspard and video games
Gaspard stood out not only on the ring but also outside it. His physical condition and muscles were notorious for certain developers who did not hesitate to summon him to use him as a model.
His first known role in a video game was in Batman: The Enemy Within (Telltale Games, 2017). In this point-and-click adventure, ex-Gangstar from Cryme Time lent his talents to the stunts of the evil Bane.
However, his most important role in this industry was in the latest installment of the million-dollar Santa Monica Studios franchise: God of War (2018). In the development of this video game, the team digitally scanned Gaspard’s body in order to use his appearance for Kratos.
As a separate note, it is known that he also collaborated in a certain part with hand-to-hand combat, and together with Eric Jacobus, he was in charge of the coordination of the ax combat.