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L-R: Mosh, Thrasher

Mosh (Chaz Warrington) and Thrasher (Glenn Ruth) were an American Professional Wrestling Tag Team from New Jersey as The Headbangers. They trained together under "Pretty Boy" Larry Sharpe and started together as The Spiders. While working for SMW, promoter Jim Cornette gave them the Headbangers gimmick, inspired by having seen Marilyn Manson. They wrestled for years in the independents before arriving in WWE in late 1996. They would have a brief run with the WWE World Tag Team Titles in 1997 before being Demoted to Extra.

Along with their WWE Tag Title run, they were also the inaugural HWA (Heartland Wrestling Association in Ohio) Tag Team Champions, the inaugural MCW (Maryland) Tag Team Champions, 1x WWA (New Jersey) Tag Team Champions (as The Spiders), 3x MEWF Tag Team Champions, 1x NWA World Tag Team Champions and Thrasher won and lost the WWE Hardcore Title during the Hardcore Battle Royal at WrestleMania XVI.


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  • Arch-Enemy: (in SMW): The Rock 'n' Roll Express; (in WWE): The Godwinns, The Oddities
  • Ascended Extras: They were both WWE TV jobbers under their own names.
  • Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil: Depending on whether they are faces or heels.
  • Facial Markings: As seen above.
  • Finishing Move: The Stage Dive (combination powerbomb/top rope legdrop)
  • Freaky Is Cool: Pretty much underdogs during their WWE run, and they made no apologies for being different from everybody else.
  • I Have Many Names: Wrestled as the Sisters of Love for about two weeks in early 1997 before becoming the Headbangers.
    • After the team was broken up in January 1999 due to Thrasher being legitimately injured, Chaz wrestled under the Leave It to Beaver gimmick Harry "Beaver" Cleavage, then under his real name, before Thrasher came back in October that same year and they reunited.
    • They wrestled under masks in Ring of Honor as The Guardians of Truth.
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  • Metalheads: It's right there in their name.
  • Power Stable:
  • Real Men Wear Skirts: And eventually breast cones.
    • Mosh would go on to wear a turban when he teamed with D'Lo Brown under the management of Tiger Ali Singh in late 2000.
  • Unfortunate Names: As a member of The Flying Nuns/The Sisters of Love, Warrington was known as "Mother Smucker."

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