JTG spoke with Chris Van Vilet for a new interview to discuss a wide range of topics including his tag team partner and close friend with Shad Gaspard.
Shad passed away at the young age of 39 earlier this year during a tragic incident at Venice Beach while with his son. He was taken away by a riptide at the beach just moments after Gaspard, his son, and a group of swimmers found themselves in deep water.
Gaspard insisted on lifeguards taking his son before him and he was taken away by the water.
JTG believes that Gaspard should get the WWE Warrior Award for the sacrifice he made to save his son.
“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.”