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Michael Paul Shaw (May 9, 1957 – September 11, 2010) was an American professional wrestler known for his work in WCW as Norman the Lunatic and in the WWF as Bastion Booger.

He debuted in 1981 as Klondike Mike in Vancouver All-Star Wrestling and spent years in Stampede as Makhan Singh. He arrived in the NWA/WCW in 1989 as Norman the Lunatic, later dropping the gimmick to become Trucker Norm. As Norman the Lunatic, he made his PPV debut with a win over Cactus Jack at WrestleWar 1990: Wild Thing, on February 6, 1990. He also worked as Makhan Singh for the Global Wrestling Federation in Dallas in 1991. He had a brief run in WWE as Bastion Booger, before returning to the independents. He died in 2010.

As for his in-ring achievements, he was a 2x NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team Champion as Klondike Mike (1x w/Danny O and 1x/Dean Ho), a 3x Stampede North American Heavyweight Champion as Makhan Singh and a 2x Stampede International Tag Team Champion (1x w/Jerry Morrow and 1x w/Vokhan Singh [Gary Albright]).

"Trope to the Batcave"

  • Alliterative Name: Bastion Booger, Friar Ferguson, Man Mountain Mike.
  • Ass Kicks You: His Finishing Move as Bastion Booger was a sit-down splash called "Trip to the Batcave".
  • Bald of Evil: As Bastion Booger he was completely bald and wasn't exactly a good guy.
  • Badass Preacher: What WWE was likely going for with Friar Ferguson, who as his name indicates, was a wrestling friar.
  • Bathroom Brawl: His Falls Count Anywhere with Kevin Sullivan at Clash of the Champions X ended with them brawling in the bathroom.
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Essentially disappeared from TV in April 1994 with no explanation given.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: As Norman the Lunatic's gimmick was that he was an oddball who lived in his own little world.
  • Companion Cube: As Norman the Lunatic, he carried a Teddy Bear around that he treated as if it was a pet or a person.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: This trope is the entire reason the Friar Ferguson gimmick was dropped after one match. The Catholic Church of New York lodged complaints over the less than flattering portrayal of a Catholic clergyman.
  • Fat Bastard: As a heel.
  • Fat Slob: Basically the entirety of the Bastion Booger gimmick was that he was a fat, disgusting slob who was sloppy and gluttonous.
  • Funny Background Event: While Teddy Long cut his "Norman didn't do it! Don't blame Norman!" promo, Norman in the background had put a garbage pail over his head and was tapping it with a hammer.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Norman the Lunatic switched from being managed by Teddy Long to teaming with The Road Warriors.
  • I Have Many Names: It's a Long List: Klondike Mike, Makhan Singh, Bastion Booger, Norman The Lunatic, Trucker Norm, Friar Ferguson, Man Mountain Mike, Mike Stryker, Aaron Grundy, Big Ben Sharpe, Cousin Mike, and his own.
  • Institutional Apparel: Wore pajamas from a mental hospital as Norman the Lunatic.
  • Jabba Table Manners: Given that Bastion Booger was a Heel by default, he had bad table manners to emphasize his baddie status.
  • Jobber: He lost his TV debut match to Virgil of all people.
  • Noodle Incident: Teddy Long once cut a promo where he said, "Norman didn't do it! Don't blame Norman!" Whatever Norman did was never specified.
  • Parts Unknown: As Norman the Lunatic, he was billed from the "State Hospital".
  • Power Stable:
  • Squash Match: Norman debuted this way, flattening Mike Justice in 47 seconds at NWA's Clash of the Champions VII.
  • Unrelated Brothers: As Aaron Grundy, to Solomon Grundy in Mexico.
  • Wrestling Doesn't Pay: A wrestling trucker as Trucker Norm. "Captain" Mike Rotunda explained that Norman the Lunatic and Trucker Norm were the same person; Norman's father, a trucker, had died, and so Norm was taking up the role himself in tribute.