In an interview with Chris Van Vliet, former WWE superstar JTG opened up on his friendship with Shad Gaspard, both in and out of the ring and why Shad should receive the WWE’s Warrior Award.

On why Shad should receive the WWE Warrior Award: “He definitely should. I don’t know what’s a bigger heroic act than putting his life on the line for his son, but honestly, he would have done it if it was another child. If it was me, he probably would have did the same exact thing.”

On how often he thinks about Shad: “Every day. I’ve got a lot of photos in my room of Shad, I have so many photos of Shad in my phone. When I’m scrolling, I can’t get away from him, but it’s a good thing though.”

On how close he and Shad were: “I don’t know if a lot of people know this, but me and Shad were best friends, we were like brothers, we were pretty much like family. I spent a few Thanksgivings with him and his family, if I had an issue or financial problem, or if I just had like personal problems, he was there for me, he was always there for me.”

The preview of the interview is available at this link ahead of the full release tomorrow.