September 20, 2012

Life After: Former WWE Star Shad Gaspard Shoots Docu-series


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.

Since his departure from WWE in November 2010, Gaspard had a guest starred on TV Land’s “The Exes,” two episodes of BET’s “The Game,” and on NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Shad vs. JTG during the WWE days

VIDEO: Check out the trailer for his docu-series “Beast Mode: Life After Wrestling” below.


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