WWE has announced that Shad Gaspard will be the recipient of this year’s ‘Warrior Award’ during this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony.
When swimming with his son in May of 2020, the pair were caught in a strong rip current. Gaspard then tragically lost his life, after instructing lifeguards to save his son before him.
WWE’s statement on Gaspard’s posthumous entrance into the WWE Hall of Fame reads as follows:
“Shad Gaspard has been posthumously named the recipient of the 2022 Warrior Award. Named after WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior, The Warrior Award is presented to an individual who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of The Ultimate Warrior. The news was first reported by Foxsports.com.
“The Warrior Award presentation will be part of the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Friday, April 1, at American Airlines Center in Dallas as part of WrestleMania Week. The event will stream live exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and WWE Network everywhere else.