Blue Water Championship Wrestling is returning to Port Huron on Saturday with some bite.
OK, that was bad. But Shark Boy does promise some biting.
“There’s a lot of biting, as you might expect,” said Shark Boy, who has spent the past decade with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. “Shark Boy, on television, was put into a coma, and when Shark Boy woke up, he thought he was Stone Cold Steve Austin. So the wrestling style is sort of like Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
The stylings of Shark Boy will be one of the highlights at the show, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 8, 1026 Sixth St. in Port Huron. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and a Halloween Bash will be held after the show. Tickets are $10 in advance or $20 at the door and can be found at PKSA Karate in Port Huron and St. Clair, American Legion Post 8, Wolverine Market in Marysville and Walsh’s Party Store in Marysville. They can also be purchased at bwcwstars.com.
Dean Roll, the mind and body behind Shark Boy, began wrestling 20 years ago this month. Shark Boy was born in 1997, partly inspired by the song “I Come From the Water” by the Toadies. He’s been featured on ABC’s “20/20” during a feature about professional wrestling and on MTV’s “True Life: I’m a Professional Wrestler.” He even appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” programming in 1998.
He said it’s been about 10 years since he’s wrestled in a Blue Water show.
“Some of the best crowd reactions I’ve probably ever had were in Michigan,” he said. “I’m looking forward to coming back. I really like the wrestling fans in Michigan.”
The show will also feature members of Xtreme Bombshells of Wrestling and three title matches.
“I’m sure you expect a really entertaining show,” Roll said. “Every time I work for Blue Water, it’s a really fun time and the fans always have a good time.
“You can see a happy Shark Boy. He’ll be happy to be in front of the crowd there.”