Mike Shaw

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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 Massachussetes 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 DQ 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..
  • Mike Shaw spent a stint in Mexico wrestling as Aaron Grundy, brother of Solomon Grundy..Global Wrestling Federation – The Cartel
  • Mike Shaw (as Mukhan Singh) was a member of the evil Cartel in Global Wrestling Federation..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-recieved 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” religous 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..
  • June 28, 1993–RAW: Crush defeated Bastion Booger.
  • July 19, 1993–RAW: Bastion Booger defeated Scott Despres.
  • August 16, 1993–RAW: Marty Jannetty defeated Bastion Booger.
  • October 4, 1993–RAW: Bastion Booger competed in a 20-man battle royal for the vacant WWF Intercontinental Title.
  • November 1, 1993–RAW: Razor Ramon defeated Bastion Booger.
  • 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..
  • 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 22, 1994–Royal Rumble: Bastion Booger was due to enter the royal rumble at number 25 but no showed.Post-Fame
  • Mike Shaw has taken on many gimmick over his career, but his most successful was playing Mukhan Singh..
  • 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.