ProWrestling.net is reporting that Shark Boy has requested, and been granted, a release from Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling. On his Facebook.com page, he wrote:
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at TNA for giving me the opportunity to perform in front of their audience since the very early days of the company"
"Thanks especially to the great TNA fans who have given me their support throughout the past eight years... Now on to the next chapter!"
Shark Boy (A.K.A. Dean Roll), had been a long time staple in TNA Wrestling, particularly within the X-Division, and with gimmick matches including his special "Fish Market Street Fight."
Roll was never a title holder, or really a serious contender. However, despite his somewhat-silly costume and gimmick, Roll was always a solid performer in the ring who gave 100 percent every time out.
He was known for tag teaming with D-Ray 3000 early in TNA's tenure, and later for his run with Kevin Nash as he was re-creating superstars (others "re-created" were "Sonjay Dutt" and "Jay Lethal), and the "Prince Justice Brotherhood" (which also included Super Eric - A.K.A. Eric Young - and Curry Man - A.K.A. Christopher Daniels).
I was always disappointed that he never seemed to be given a chance, and will miss him and his "Can I get a Shell yeah?" catch phrase. He may be my favorite gimmick wrestler of all time.
"And that's the fishin' line, cuz Shark Boy said so!"
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