Former WWE star and Cryme Tyme member JTG has spoken about his career resurgence in the NWA and how it’s vital to him to represent both himself and former partner, Shad Gaspard, in the best possible way.
JTG and Shad were paired as Cryme Tyme in WWE beginning in 2006. Their antics in and out of the ring soon captivated the WWE audience and after brief hiatus for the company they formed an affiliation with megastar John Cena, calling themselves CTC.
Cryme Tyme split up in 2010 with Shad Gaspard going back to FCW while JTG remained on the WWE roster for another four years before his release from the company.
Tragically in 2020 Shad Gaspard passed away after being caught in a rip current in the water at Venice Beach, California. Gaspard heroically instructed rescuers that reached him to save his son, which they were able to do.
Now JTG says he feels that he has to represent both himself and his fallen partner in what is a career renaissance for the man now calling himself Jay Tha Gawd in the NWA.
Speaking to Metro.co.uk, JTG said:
“Besides my passion, it would definitely be representing both Shad and myself. I’m not just representing myself anymore. When people see JTG, Jay Tha Gawd, they automatically think of Shad. I wanna make sure I represent the team and myself and him in the best light possible and keep Cryme Tyme alive with whatever I do forwards.”
JTG also discussed if he thinks Cryme Tyme could have adapted as a tag team in this current generation of wrestlers:
“I think we’d have adjusted pretty good. Shad is always big on telling stories too, so we would definitely have took some adjusting. When Cryme Tyme’s together, we’re a bunch of entertainers, and you’d have had to definitely incorporate a lot of our entertaining tag team spots and the mischievous deeds we did into our story.”
JTG recently won a semi-final tournament match in the NWA to put himself in the final to crown a new NWA National Champion.