In the past few hours, Gaspard’s GoFundMe received a $40,000 donation, which put the amount over the $100,000 goal set up by his family and friends.
The donation was anonymous but did say “CTC RIP” as the name of the person who was behind the huge gift.
At this point, the fund is now at $105,083 — but, fans think they have any idea of who is behind such a generous donation.
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Twitter is lighting up with theories on who could be behind some a heartwarming gift, and a few believe it is one of the most famous wrestlers who ever live.
“Somebody with the name CTC RIP just donated $40,000 to the Shad Gaspard fundraiser, taking it over the 100k target. I’m fairly sure CTC stands for Cryme Tyme Cenation from when they briefly teamed together back in 2008 and that John Cena may have just done something incredible,” one person tweeted.
The GoFundMe page was started by “Friends of Shad Gaspard and Tamara Whitehead.”
So who do you think is behind it?
As you can imagine, John Cena, nor anyone associated with the generous donation has come forward to acknowledge they are behind the money — and it’s unclear if they will at any point in the future.
A message on the GoFundMe account reads,“As many of you have heard on Sunday (May 17th) tragedy hit as Shad Gaspard went swimming with his son Aryeh – when they got caught in a riptide. When the lifeguards went to rescue them, Shad made the ultimate sacrifice and told them to save his son instead.”
It continues, “Family meant everything to Shad so we want to do anything we can to love and support them during this difficult time. Shad’s friends are coming together to set up this GoFundMe to help his wife Siliana cover bills/expenses, Aryeh’s future college fund and we invite you to please join us. Every little bit helps. Your love and support is greatly appreciated!”
If so, they wouldn’t be the first famous pro-wrestler to help out Gaspard’s family. Chris Jericho made a huge donation to the GoFundMe, pledging $5,000 to help Shad’s wife and children.
As we reported, over 500 of Gaspard’s friends and family gathered to pay tribute to the wrestler on Venice Beach on Friday. Several wrestlers posted photos of the memorial, including one of a large group of his friends in front of a giant flower sculpture with his name.
“Over 500 people showed up tonight to celebrate Shad’s life,” fellow pro-wrestler Bryan Alvarez tweeted from Friday’s memorial.
Pro-wrestler, Taya Valkyrie, also posted photos from the memorial, saying, “This week has been extremely hard. Tonight we came together to remember you @Shadbeast. You were there with us, smiling down on everyone that loves you. You impacted so many and tonight was proof of your power in life and beyond.”
— Chris Masters (@ChrisAdonis) May 23, 2020