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'We're not PG,' says Cryme Tyme's Shad
By MIKE ALDREN - For SLAM! Wrestling


Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme seeks crowd reaction at a May 2008 show. Photo by Mike Mastrandrea

Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme has blown WWE's claim of being PG-rated out the water. "We're not PG. You see, we don't break the rules we just bend them until they're about to break, then we're still good," he explained.

"I understand that our show portrays a PG image but to be totally honest with you, when I'm in the ring, I don't think of PG; I think about entertaining and enjoying myself. Because if I'm not enjoying myself and you're not enjoying yourself, nobody is enjoying themselves," Gaspard said at an event to promote the WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 video game a few months back.

Speaking his mind, Shad added with a chuckle: "It's like if your watching a porno and the guy in the movie isn't enjoying himself, then I'm like, 'Oh man I don't wanna watch this,' ... You know what I'm saying?"

"You wanna watch someone who is enjoying what their doing. That's why I watch [porn], that's why all us guys watch it."

"WWE is sports entertainment, and sports entertainment has to be enjoyable to the viewer. And if the viewer is tuning into PG and below then they're not going to enjoy it."

"It's not the WWE's responsibility to raise kids. Even though our show is PG it's still for adults. We have hot girls on there, we have guys beating the hell out of each other, you know, there is nothing PG about sex and violence."

With girls on his mind Shad told us how his Twitter obsession has often landed him in trouble with his girlfriend.

He said: "A lot of girls hit me up on Twitter. My girlfriend personally doesn't like it, but you know what, I get away with it, I just tell her, 'Baby, I am portraying a single guy on television...' It's not like I want these girls to Twitter me."


Cryme Tyme's JTG and Shad pose at WrestleMania Axxess in April 2009. Photo by Mike Mastrandrea
The 29-year-old star, who is auditioning for a role in an upcoming Conan the Barbarian movie, also revealed his love of WWE Divas:

"I love muscular and athletic girls," he said.

"The best thing about our Divas is that they know I am totally honest."

"The hottest Diva right now in my opinion is Eve Torres. I also think Beth Phoenix is a gorgeous women, an Amazon -- she is the perfect combination of sleek smooth muscles and intelligence. She's not a prissy girl. She is all woman."

Shad says he has a lot of love for one Diva in particular -- former Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia who recently left the company to start the next chapter of her life.

"Lilian has always been a good friend to me ever since I first came to WWE," said Shad. "She always gave me great advice and would notice things I didn't notice myself."

"The first time she watched me walking out she came up to me afterward and said I looked like a little kid, so she told me to stand tall, puff my chest out, and I thought that was really nice of her."

"She didn't have to say anything to me at all. Lilian is a great person, a classy lady and I wish her the best of luck in her future."

Gaspard was speaking at an event to promote the WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010 game, which was released in October and available all Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, DS and PSP.

RELATED LINKS

  • December 18, 2009: JTG says Tribute to the Troops a great Tyme
  • Shad Gaspard's MySpace website

    Mike Aldren is a contributor to the wrestling section of The Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom. He is a Twitter enthusiast and is currently following Kelly Kelly, Maryse, and Michelle McCool. No restraining orders have been filed thus far.