Shad Gaspard is a professional wrestler who has focused his attention as of late on transitioning into the acting world.
The 31-year-old grappler, who wrestled as one-half of the World Wrestling Entertainment tag team Cryme Tyme alongside JTG for three years, is now working on a docu-series called “Beast Mode: Life After Wrestling” chronicling life outside of the WWE.
In the trailer for the documentary, the Brooklyn, New York-born powerhouse provides some glaring statics about the professional lifespan of most wrestlers.
Gaspard’s research shows most wrestlers are only contracted by WWE for an average of two years; and only three percent of wrestlers last more than five years.
The six-foot, seven-inch tall, 290-pound former pro wrestler also acknowledged that most former wrestling stars “struggle with divorce, addiction, unemployment and more” following life in the spotlight of the square circle.
VIDEO: Check out the trailer for his docu-series “Beast Mode: Life After Wrestling” below.