Arda Ocal sent this in:

Right After Wrestling with Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas were joined live on the program by former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard. Highlights:

– Focusing on acting in the near future, including a great moment where he recites a passage from Shakespeare’s “Henry V” from memory!

– Why Cryme Tyme broke up and why he isn’t with the WWE anymore

– Talking about how fellow superstars in the locker room can become a deterrent in a possible singles push

– Is there truth to the rumors that he is pursuing MMA (and training in combat sports since he was a kid)

– Former Light Heavyweight Champion in MMA “King Mo” Lawal having had a tryout with WWE and being on the verge of signing before his MMA career took off

– Being great friends with John Morrison and thoughts on his match on RAW with the Miz and why this match wasn’t on PPV

EXCERPT: “(Former Strikeforce MMA Light Heavyweight Champion King Mo Lawal) actually tried out (for the WWE). Gerald Brisco got him a tryout with WWE. They were ready to sign him and he was ready to sign. He decided not to come with WWE because, we were out drinking one night. I told him that he’s young, he can still do it.. he should fight right now, do what he has to do now and then later on become a pro wrestler. I know he will be a superstar when it’s his time. He’s in in no rush. I’m super proud of him.”

Here’s a second excerpt of Shad talking about John Morrison vs Miz on RAW:

EXCERPT 2: “I haven’t watched wrestling in months. Tonight was the first night I watched because I knew Morrison was wrestling, and I was hoping he’d win the title. You know it’s one of those things where the really good athlete doesn’t necessarily make the really good wrestler in some people’s opinions. And it’s not the people who are watching the product, it’s the people who are in the back. I think Morrison is a phenomenal athlete. But when you put him in a wrestling ring and that talent sometimes get unshowcased and sometimes I feel people like him get the short end of the stick.”

Full interview and show podcast:

With Arda Ocal and Jimmy Korderas
Mondays, 11:05pm – midnight ET