My son Douglas discovered Shark Boy while playing the TNA Impact video game for the Playstation 2 & instantly had a new favorite wrestler. So I showed him some Shark Boy matches from my wrestling DVDs. He was thrilled by every Jawsbreaker, every flying dropkick & every Dead Sea Drop. He laughed every time Shark Boy bit his opponent on the head or, uh, elsewhere. & there was even more great footage to be found on the internet. Douglas sent Shark Boy a fan e-mail & got a really nice response back. I bought Douglas the Shark Boy action figure & it started to beat all of his other figures & quickly became champion of his toy wrestling league. Douglas was hooked, um, no pun intended. So when I found out that Shark Boy would be appearing at a show in Ashland, KY that I was already going to be driving w/Jimmy Valiant to, I knew Douglas just had to make the trip. Douglas, Boogie, our friend Moviestar & me hit the road on a fun adventure. It was Shark Boy or Bust for my son. Every once in a while Boogie would turn to around & tell Douglas, "Hey Douglas, Shark Boy!" & then he would make the famous fin motion. It was awesome! Douglas was getting very excited. When we arrived at the show in KY we helped Boogie set up his table & then the waiting began. Finally, a familiar blue & red clad, masked figure appeared from the back. Shark Boy was here! Douglas will never forget that special moment of meeting his number one favorite wrestler in person. Shark Boy was amazingly friendly & welcoming to his fans. He took pictures w/us, told us some great wrestling stories & even signed Douglas' copy of the TNA video game that started it all. Douglas was proud when his wrestling hero complimented him on his cool 'Darth Vader Playing Drums' t-shirt. I bought Douglas a personalized autographed Shark Boy picture which is now framed & hanging on his wall. He also got an official Shark Boy mask to add to his growing wrestling mask collection. Probably my favorite memento from the trip is a picture that Moviestar took of Douglas, Shark Boy, Boogie & Me. It's just so cool that Douglas was there w/his favorite wrestler & I was there w/my favorite wrestler all at the same time. It was a very special father & son trip that I will never forget & for Douglas it was an awesome Shark Boy adventure! Thanks Shark Boy!
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