Mike Shaw

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Mike Shaw
Mike Shaw.jpg
Born(1957-06-09)June 9, 1957
Skandia, Michigan
DiedSeptember 11, 2010(2010-09-11) (aged 53)
Marquette, Michigan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aaron Grundy[1]
Big Ben Sharpe
Bastion Booger
Cousin Mike
Friar Ferguson
Jed Grundy
Klondike Mike
Makhan Singh
Man Mountain Mike
Mike Striker
Norman the Lunatic
Norman the Maniac
Trucker Norm
Billed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight401 lb (182 kg)
Billed fromSaginaw, Michigan
Trained byKiller Kowalski
Debut1981
 
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This article is about the professional wrestler. For the heart operation patient, see Mike Shaw (heart operation patient). For the Family Affairs character, see Mike Shaw (Family Affairs).
Mike Shaw
Mike Shaw.jpg
Born(1957-06-09)June 9, 1957
Skandia, Michigan
DiedSeptember 11, 2010(2010-09-11) (aged 53)
Marquette, Michigan
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Aaron Grundy[1]
Big Ben Sharpe
Bastion Booger
Cousin Mike
Friar Ferguson
Jed Grundy
Klondike Mike
Makhan Singh
Man Mountain Mike
Mike Striker
Norman the Lunatic
Norman the Maniac
Trucker Norm
Billed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Billed weight401 lb (182 kg)
Billed fromSaginaw, Michigan
Trained byKiller Kowalski
Debut1981

Mike Shaw (May 9, 1957 – September 11, 2010) was a professional wrestler who was best known for his stint in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as Norman The Lunatic, and as Bastion Booger in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Mike Shaw started wrestling in 1981 in Vancouver's NWA All-Star Wrestling using the ring name Klondike Mike. In 1982, Shaw began wrestling under his real name for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta. He later changed his ring name to Makhan Singh, forming the stable "Karachi Vice" with Gama and Akam Singh, and feuded with the likes of Owen Hart, Bret Hart, and Chris Benoit.

In 1989 and 1990, he wrestled in World Championship Wrestling as Norman the Lunatic. He was managed by Theodore Long, who led him around with a giant key. This key was symbolic of Long's potential to recommit Norman to the insane asylum he came from if he did not follow orders. Norman eventually broke away from Long, and turned face (being renamed Norman the Maniac). He feuded with Kevin Sullivan, and even received title shots against NWA World champion Ric Flair. He later adopted a trucker gimmick ("Trucker Norm"), ostensibly in memory of his late father, a long-haul truck driver.

In 1991, Shaw wrestled in the Global Wrestling Federation under his "Makhan Singh" gimmick, where he joined The Cartel with Cactus Jack, Rip Rogers, and Scott Anthony.

Shaw wrestled in Mexico in the 1990s as Aaron Grundy, the brother of Solomon Grundy, an established wrestler in the promotion.[2]

In April 1993, Shaw briefly wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Friar Ferguson, a "mad monk". The WWF received negative feedback from the Catholic Church of New York, so they dropped the character.[2][3] Shaw then took the ring name Bastion Booger in June 1993, with the gimmick of an unkempt, slovenly and gluttonous man who wrestled in dingy singlets tailored to give him the appearance of a hunchback. Shaw's debut as Bastion Booger saw him lose to Virgil on the July 19, 1993 edition of Superstars,[4] though he did win a rematch the following week. Booger achieved only marginal success, primarily serving as a jobber to the stars. Booger's biggest victory in the WWF was a clean pinfall over Owen Hart on All-American Wrestling just prior to Hart's main event push.

He feuded with Bam Bam Bigelow after "falling in love" with Bigelow's valet, Luna Vachon. While teaming with Bigelow on the January 3, 1994 episode of Monday Night Raw, Booger kissed Vachon, causing Bigelow to get angry.[5] Booger and Bigelow faced each other the following week, and Bigelow won the match after Vachon distracted Booger by blowing him kisses.[6] Mike Shaw was released by the WWF in early 1994.

On December 10, 2007 during the WWE Raw 15th anniversary special, he returned as Bastion Booger in the opening segment, in which Triple H jokingly suggested that Big Dick Johnson (a character in WWE who also used his unsightly physical appearance for comic effect) is Booger's son.[7]

Wrestling school[edit]

Shaw opened a wrestling school in his hometown of Skandia, Michigan.[8]

Death[edit]

Shaw died of a heart attack on September 11, 2010 at age 53.[9]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mike Shaw". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  2. ^ a b Oliver, Greg. "SLAM! Wrestling Canadian Hall of Fame: Makhan Singh". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  3. ^ Walsh, James (2004-02-12). "The Interactive Interview With Special Guest Mike Shaw (aka Bastion Booger)". Lords of Pain. Archived from the original on 2007-12-08. Retrieved 2008-05-28. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ http://www.thehistoryofwwe.com/superstars93.htm
  5. ^ Zimmerman, Christopher. "Monday Night Raw: January 3, 1994". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on May 30, 2003. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  6. ^ Zimmerman, Christopher. "Monday Night Raw: January 10, 1994". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on October 26, 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  7. ^ Keller, Wade (2007-12-10). "Keller's WWE Raw Report 12/10: Ongoing review of 15th Anniversary episode". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2008-05-28. 
  8. ^ Professional Wrestling Schools
  9. ^ "Multi-gimmicked Mike Shaw – Norman, Makhan Singh, Bastion Booger – dead at 53". SLAM! WRESTLING. 2010-09-12. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 

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