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JTG on where the “Money, money” catchphrase came from, why the Cryme Tyme gimmick wouldn’t work today, The Gang Stars team in OVW

JTG was interviewed by Chris Van Vliet this week. He talked about his WWE run, his AEW-related posts on Twitter, what JTG means, the passing of Shad Gaspard and much more.

Here are some highlights and scroll down to watch the full interview:

JTG talks about his tag team before Cryme Tyme: “I got paired up with my first tag team partner, we were called The Gang Stars, with Abraham Washington. Me and him were a tag team. It was his idea. He said, ‘We should come out with these bulletproof vests, wear jeans, and Timberland boots. You have to be a character. Right now you are only wearing tights and you don’t stand out.’

I said, ‘ok, let’s give it a shot.’ We didn’t have characters but we had the look and were charismatic and we blew the roof off. I thought, ok, I’m going to stick with this. After a few months, Abraham Washington had some personal issues going on in his life that prevented him from coming to OVW. Danny Davis said this man has been here every day consistently. He’s talented, he has charisma, he’s good on the mic, he’s young. We have to do something with him and he said let’s put him with Shad.”

JTG on if the Cryme Tyme gimmick would work today: “Absolutely not. Not with Twitter right now. They would cancel you.”

JTG told us how they came up with the “Money, money, yea, yea” catchphrase: “Bernie Mac was one of my favorite comedians and our catchphrase that got us over and sold thousands of T-Shirts and merchandise was “Money, money, yea, yea.” Shad got that from Bernie Mac in the Player’s Club. We kept saying it and it became our catchphrase.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit Chris Van Vliet with a h/t to for the transcription

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