The following are highlights from a recent interview with former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard:
On rumors of Cryme Tyme doing other storylines that didn’t come to fruition: “Everybody in wrestling gets promises. We all get promised something, whether it’s from a trainer, an agent, anything. If you come into this business you’re always promised all these good things. And pretty much if you get one percent of that, you’re doing pretty good. So out of 100 promises, if you get one, you’re doing pretty good. Because a lot of guys don’t even get one promise.”
On stereotypes that Cryme Tyme portrayed on TV: “We’re two kids from Brooklyn, who were thrown on TV and told have fun. So that’s what we did. Nobody said, ‘go out there and be blacker.’ This isn’t Hollywood Shuffle. They didn’t say, ‘Hmm, I want you to be more blacker.’ No, nobody said that to us. They said you guys go out there and try to do this and try to get the crowd behind you. And we said, ‘Okay, we’ll try.’ And we didn’t try. We did. We had fun with ourselves. When you take yourself too serious you become a stick in the mud.”
Check out the complete interview online at HitTheRopes.com.