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21We are continuing to pay tribute here at Mr. X’s Punch Out to all the amazing African Americans that have stepped foot into the squared circle for Black History Month. For today, we are covering a tag team that was an over the top parody of street thugs in JTG and Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme. They were a tag team that was known for their entrance promo and their antics with the crowd, but in the summer of 2009, the team was on some sort of a run. A pretty decent run that on the July 31, 2009 edition of Smackdown, the team challenged The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith) for the chance to be number one contenders to the Unified Tag Team Championships which was held by Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and The Big Show) at the time. Both teams looked confident when they made their way to the ring especially The Hart Dynasty who were accompanied by Natalya. David Hart Smith started the match out with Shad Gaspard and it didn’t look good for the third generation (related to Stu Hart and son of Davey Boy Smith) superstar as Shad was taking him to the woodshed, but never count a hart out. As soon as Shad threw David against the ropes, Tyson Kidd made the tag without Shad knowing. As soon as David exited the ring much to the confusion of Gaspard, Tyson Kidd came from behind and chop blocked the big man.

jtgTyson Kidd, ever the opportunist began immediately working on the Shad’s leg and before we went to commercial break, he had tagged in David who continued to do the same. When we got back from commercial break, David was still working on Shad’s leg with a half Boston crab applied. After separating himself from Smith, Shad reached for the ropes, but then he was held up by Kidd who was now the legal man. Shad didn’t give up however using his 6 ft 7 frame to his advantage as he launched Kidd off of him and tagged in the quicker JTG. JTG began having his way with Kidd with a nice dropkick and back body drop to follow. JTG would then run to the opposite corner knocking Smith off the apron and then he hit Kidd with a flying leg drop, but Kidd would kick out on the ensuing pin attempt. It definitely looked as if the tide had changed for Cryme Tyme at this point, but then Kidd and JTG began throwing everything at each other to try and win. After some failed rollups and pin attempts, JTG would hit Kidd with the shout out which would be all she wrote as he covered Kidd for the win.

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