Thursday, October 19, 2017

Headbangers at Blizzard Brawl 2015

The Headbangers were comprised of Mosh (Charles Warrington) and Thrasher (Glenn Ruth).  They wrestled in the WWE mostly from 1994-2000, winning the tag titles once.
Injuries derailed their tag team run, while bad gimmicks as singles (Beaver Cleavage) did nothing to help their popularity.  Since they left the WWE and the have wrestled occasionally on the independent scene.  They did return to the WWE in 2016 as part of the tag team championship tournament.  That was good for nostalgia, but it was never going to lead to a full time run.
A couple years ago, I met the pair at David Herro's Great Lakes Championship Wrestling's Blizzard Brawl.  Predictably, they were very popular guests.  Wrestling fans can cling to nostalgia at times.  They were fun there, too, playing along with the fans.
I mean no disrespect to the Headbangers, but they will never be counted among the best tag teams in the WWE history.  They had a good gimmick for the time, but it doesn't really hold up over time.  It works as an occasional novelty and the two do well within that context.
Kudos to Herro for bringing in the Headbangers.  They might not make the WWE Hall of Fame, but they were a colorful and entertaining team for a decent stretch.  They seemed to have a lot of fun at Blizzard Brawl and they looked to be in great shape, too.  
in Waukesha, WI-December 2015.

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