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Mike Shaw
Ring name(s) Aaron Grundy
Bastion Booger
Friar Ferguson
Norman the Lunatic
Norman the Maniac
Trucker Norm
Makhan Singh
Klondike Mike
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Billed weight 401 lb (182 kg)
Born May 9, 1957 (1957-05-09) (age 52)
Skandia, Michigan
Resides America
Billed from Saginaw, Michigan
Trained by Killer Kowalski
Debut 1981
Retired 1998

Mike Shaw (born May 9, 1957) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his stint in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as Bastion Booger.

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Career

Mike Shaw started wrestling in 1981 in Vancouver's NWA All-Star Wrestling using the ring name Klondike Mike. In 1982, Shaw went to wrestle for Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta. He later changed his ring name to Makhan Singh and formed one of the more popular heel stables known as "Karachi Vice" and feuded with Owen Hart.

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, which Long used to keep him under control under threat of being returned to the psych ward. Norman eventually turned face after leaving Long (being re-named "Norman The Maniac") and feuded with Kevin Sullivan, and even received title shots at 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 returned to his Makhan Singh gimmick in the Global Wrestling Federation where he joined The Cartel with Cactus Jack, Rip Rogers, and Scott Anthony (AKA Raven).

Shaw wrestled in Mexico in the 1990s as Aaron Grundy, the brother of Solomon Grundy, who had been wrestling in the promotion.[1] He feuded with Brazo de Plata after shaving Brazo's brother's head in a hair vs hair match. The feud ended with Shaw losing his hair at the hands of Brazo de Plata. He later feuded with his brother which led to a hair vs hair match that saw Aaron losing his hair.

In April 1993, Mike Shaw wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation briefly as Friar Ferguson, a "mad monk". The character was soon abandoned due to negative feedback from the Catholic Church and the media in the New York area.[1][2] Shaw then took the ringname Bastion Booger in June 1993, with the gimmick of an unkempt, slovenly and gluttonous man who wrestled in dingy singlets and a partial facemask (similar to the one worn by Big Van Vader). Shaw's debut in the Booger character saw him lose to Virgil, though Booger 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 Owen's main event push.

At one point he feuded with Bam Bam Bigelow during a storyline in which Booger fell 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.[3] Booger and Bigelow faced each other the following week, and Bigelow won the match after Vachon distracted Booger by blowing him kisses.[4] The Bastion Booger gimmick began to become popular with some fans,[3] which spurred talks of turning the character face. However, the WWF decided to release Shaw in early 1994.

Shaw retired from professional wrestling in 1998. He currently resides in Skandia, Michigan. He was spotted at a wrestling event in New Jersey wrestling for the National Wrestling Superstars in 2006, and occasionally worked as a bouncer at the now-closed Shamrock Bar in Marquette, Michigan.

Shaw is currently wrestling in a tagteam with Tim CantTellU

On December 10, 2007 during the WWE Raw 15th anniversary special, he returned as Bastion Booger in the opening segment where it was jokingly suggested, by Triple H, that Big Dick Johnson is his kayfabe son.[5]

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Mike Shaw Wrestling School

Shaw opened a wrestling school in his hometown of Skandia, Michigan. [6]

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