Mike Shaw

[Mike Shaw GALLERY]

Title History

  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as Klondike Mike) w/Danny O defeating Terry Adonis & Moondog Moretti (June 29, 1981);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (as Klondike Mike) w/Dean Ho defeating Igor Volkoff & Al Tomko (November 30, 1981);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title (as Mukhan Singh) defeating Owen Hart [Tournament] (October 31, 1986);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title (as Mukhan Singh) defeating Owen Hart (January 30, 1987);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles (as Mukhan Singh) w/Jerry Morrow defeating Bruce Hart & Brian Pillman (November 11, 1987);
  • Stampede North American Heavyweight title (as Mukhan Singh) defeating Owen Hart (May 6, 1988);
  • Stampede International Tag Team titles (as Mukhan Singh) w/Vokkan Singh defeating Davey Boy Smith & Dynamite Kid (December 30, 1988);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • Mike Shaw was an amateur star in Michigan and later a wrestling coach in late 1970’s..
  • Mike Shaw also played professional softball for a Milwaukee team, and was in Florida when the league went bankrupt..
  • Mike Shaw stayed in Florida, and met wrestler Farmer Bill, who encouraged him to get into the wrestling business..
  • 1979: Mike Shaw went to Massachussets to get trained by the legendary Wladek ‘Killer’ Kowalski..
  • Mike Shaw debuted in Vancouver, for Gene Kiniski & Al Tomko‘s Northwest Championship Wrestling — wrestling as Klondike Mike..
  • Mike Shaw went overseas and worked in South Africa and wrestled as Big Ben Sharpe..

Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling in Calgary

  • Mike Shaw joined Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling, a territory he would compete in for the next seven years!
  • Mike wrestled as “Big Mike Shaw” for two years before becoming a member of the famous Karachi Vice with Gama & Akam Singh..
  • ~~~Mike Shaw was converted to the evil ways of the Karachi Vice, and was known as Mukhan Singh..
  • Mukhan Singh often doubled as a broadcast announcer along side Ed Whalan or Jim Davies..
  • Mukhan Singh exchanged the North American championship numerous times with Owen Hart..

Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling in Calgary (feud with Outback Jack)

  • November 15, 1986: Outback Jack vs. Makhan Singh was a Double Countout in Montana Reserve, Alberta..
  • November 16, 1986: Owen Hart & Outback Jack vs. Great Gama & Makhan Singh was a No Contest in Edmonton, Alberta..
  • November 20, 1986: Makhan Singh vs. Outback Jack ended in a Double Countout in Strathmore, Alberta..
  • November 21, 1986: Makhan Singh vs. Outback Jack ended in a Double Countout in Calgary, Alberta..
  • November 22, 1986: North American champion Makhan Singh defeated Outback Jack by disqualification in Edmonton, Alberta..
  • November 26, 1986: North American champion Makhan Singh defeated Outback Jack in Victoire, Saskatchewan..
  • November 28, 1986: North American champion Makhan Singh defeated Outback Jack in Calgary, Alberta..
  • November 29, 1986: North American champion Makhan Singh defeated Outback Jack in Edmonton, Alberta..

World Championship Wrestling

  • Mike Shaw caught the eye of WCW’s Jim Ross and they signed Shaw to wrestle under the name “Norman”..
  • Norman began recieving teddy bears from fans because of the lovable character, he ended up donating them to Children’s Hospitals..

Keeping Busy

  • Mike Shaw left World Championship Wrestling and opened a wrestling school in Michigan..
  • June 14, 1989–Clash of the Champions 7: Norman the Lunatic defeated Mike Justice.
  • September 12, 1989–Clash of the Champions 8: Flyin’ Brian defeated Norman the Lunatic.
  • February 6, 1990–Clash of the Champions 10: Norman the Lunatic defeated Kevin Sullivan.
  • February 25, 1990–Wrestlewar: Norman defeated Cactus Jack Manson.
  • Mike Shaw spent a stint in Mexico wrestling as Aaron Grundy, brother of Solomon Grundy..

Global Wrestling Federation – The Cartel

World Wrestling Federation

  • Mike Shaw recieved a call from the WWF’s JJ Dillon, who offered a try-out match with the World Wrestling Federation..
  • Mike Shaw was well-received by WWF management and they signed him up and put him in the hands of the creative team..
  • Mike Shaw was saddled with the “Friar Ferguson” religious monk gimmick, which didn’t last very long..
  • April 12, 1993–Monday Night RAW: Friar Ferguson defeated Chris Duffy.

World Wrestling Federation – Bastion Booger

  • Mike Shaw was then given the very interesting and creative gimmick of Bastion Booger..
  • Booger was supposed to be a sewer creature character, but just came off as a slob, which worked in the end..
  • May 31, 1993–RAW: Bob Backland vs. Bastion Booger ended in a draw in a dark match.
  • June 19, 1993–Superstars: Virgil defeated Bastion Booger.
  • June 26, 1993–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Virgil.
  • June 27, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Tony Roy.
  • June 28, 1993–RAW: Crush defeated Bastion Booger.
  • July 11, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Mark Hardgrove.
  • July 19, 1993–RAW: Bastion Booger defeated Scott Despres.
  • August 1, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Scott Vito.
  • August 7, 1993–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Mike Bell.
  • August 16, 1993–RAW: Marty Jannetty defeated Bastion Booger.
  • September 4, 1993–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Ralph Mosca.
  • September 12, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: The 1-2-3 Kid defeated Bastion Booger by count-out.
  • September 19, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Mike Khoury.
  • September 25, 1993–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Todd Becker.
  • October 4, 1993–RAW: Bastion Booger competed in a 20-man battle royal for the vacant Intercontinental Title.
  • October 10, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Sonny Rogers.
  • October 23, 1993–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Ray Roy.
  • October 31, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Sid Garrison in a dark match.
  • November 1, 1993–RAW: Razor Ramon defeated Bastion Booger.
  • November 7, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated The 1-2-3 Kid.
  • November 10, 1993–Survivor Series Showdown: Doink defeated Bastion Booger.
  • November 13, 1993–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Joe Brenan.
  • November 24, 1993–Survivor Series: Doink The Clown’s team defeated Bam Bam Bigelow’s Team in an Elimination match..
  • ~~~Doink’s Team = The Bushwhackers (Luke & Butch) & Men on a Mission (Mable & Mo w/Oscar) – all dressed as Doink..
  • ~~~Bam Bam Bigelow’s Team = Bam Bam Bigelow & The Headshrinkers (Fatu & Samu) & Bastion Booger w/Luna Vachon..
  • November 28, 1993–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Rick Martel by disqualification.
  • December 11, 1993–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Tony Webb.
  • January 1, 1994–Superstars: Bastion Booger defeated Tony Roy.
  • January 3, 1994–RAW: The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart) defeated Bam Bam Bigelow & Bastion Booger by Count out.
  • January 10, 1994–RAW: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Bastion Booger.
  • January 15, 1994–Superstars: Lex Luger defeated Bastion Booger.
  • January 16, 1994–Wrestling Challenge: Bastion Booger defeated Mike Khoury.
  • January 22, 1994–Royal Rumble: Bastion Booger was due to enter the royal rumble at number 25 but no showed.
  • February 20, 1994–Wrestling Challenge: Earthquake defeated Bastion Booger.
  • March 12, 1994–Superstars: Earthquake defeated Bastion Booger.
  • Post-Fame
  • Mike Shaw has taken on many gimmick over his career, but his most successful was playing Mukhan Singh..
  • May 27, 1995–MAW: Kenny Jay defeated Bastion Booger by disqualification.
  • June 23, 1995–BCW: The Brooklyn Brawler defeated Bastion Booger.
  • June 24, 1995–MTW: Bruiser Bedlam defeated Bastion Booger.
  • August 25, 1995–MAW: Bastion Booger defeated MAW heavyweight champion Frankie DeFalco by disqualification. Frankie DeFalco retains the title.
  • December 15, 1995–Stu Hart Tribute Show: Makhan Singh defeated Gothic Warrior.
  • May 4, 1997–Outaia: Doink defeated Bastion Booger.
  • June 3, 2006–NWS: Danny Demanto defeated Bastion Booger.
  • December 10, 2007–RAW 15th Anniversary: Mike Shaw (as Bastion Booger) made a surprise cameo appearance on the show..
  • September 11, 2010: Mike Shaw passed away at the age of 53 due to a heart attack.

    Dave Meltzer wrote: Mike Shaw, who wrestled under a number of different names including Klondike Mike Shaw (Vancouver), Jed Grundy (Mexico), Makhan Singh (Calgary), Norman the Lunatic (WCW) and Bastion Booker (WWF) passed away yesterday at the age of 53. Shaw’s death was attributed to being froma a heart attack. Shaw was Owen Hart’s leading opponent when he was breaking in, and as a new 400-pounder, his willingness to go up for slams and suplexes for Hart, which some at the time criticized, led to establishing Hart as a local superstar and making the fans see him, despite his size, as someone who could handle anyone. As Makhan Singh, he was the leader of the Karachi Vice and the company’s top heel for a time, which was the run where he made a reputation as a great talker and a good working big man, but never achieved that level of success anywhere else. He had some popularity in his WCW days as a lovable childlike character, although it had a short shelf life. In WWE, he was first given a controversial gimmick as a priest, Friar Ferguson before being named Bastion Booger, pushed as a gross character, where he worked mostly in prelims.