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By Mike Johnson on 2020-05-23 09:00:00

A memorial gathering for former WWE star Shad Gaspard was held last night in Venice Beach, CA to pay tribute to Gaspard, who drowned last week after he and his ten year old son were caught in a rip current.  Gaspard instructed lifeguards to assist his son instead of him and was then lost after being hit by a wave that pulled him under.   There were about 200 in attendance at the memorial gathering. 

There are currently three official ways to assist the Gaspard family during this trying, tragic time:

1 - There is an official GoFundMe Campaign ongoing that has seen a number of those from the pro wrestling world personally contribute to help, including AEW President Tony Khan, who donated $10,000, Cody and Brandi Rhodes, who donated $1,000 and many, many others, publicly and privately, including former WWE and New Japan star Travis Tomko.  Over $32,000 has already been raised already.  You can assist at this link.

2 - The CollarxElbow t-shirt company has produced a special t-shirt in honor of Shad Gaspard, who passed away earlier this week. has confirmed that all proceeds will indeed go to the Gaspard family.   For more details and to order the shirt, see the embedded tweet below:

3 - has also released a t-shirt in honor of Gaspard, with all proceeds going to Gaspard's family:


A post shared by The 305 MVP (@the305mvp) on again sends our deepest condolences to Shad Gaspard's friends, family and fans.  He was, without question, an absolute hero.

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