|Shark Boy wins the Brian Pillman Memorial 1999|
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I did a very brief blog years ago on Shark Boy when I wrote something about Shark Week and of course tied in the wrestling connection. I just listened to Shark Boy on Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling Podcast, and felt compelled to update my thoughts on him.
I love listening to Colt's show and learning more about guys I don't know a whole lot about. I vaguely remember Shark Boy during his stint in WCW. I remember him well in TNA in the early days of the Wednesday night pay per views. And it's no secret here, my tag team partner here at My 1-2-3 Cents, Chad is a "mark for the shark", sporting a Shark Boy mask at one of those Nashville shows. He even got to meet Shark Boy.
|Chad meets Shark Boy|
Photo from My 1-2-3 Cents
Another tidbit, on a personal note, we both have sons who are the same age and both run cross country. I'm the only one who probably cares about that, but I thought it was interesting.
|Oh Shell Yeah!|
Photo from TNA
One of his shining moments (in my view) was winning the Brian Pillman Memorial Show in 1999. While it took him to WCW and TNA as well as other independent companies, Shark Boy never rode the wave of success to the WWE. He says in the podcast Stephanie McMahon once complimented him, but joked that while he had the talent he didn't have the size to compete in the WWE. I think had he gotten in the business 10 years later than he did, he'd have a place on the roster right now.
He still wrestles occasionally, but if you'd like to learn more about Shark Boy, search for him on YouTube or click here for his website.