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FORMER WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS SAY THEY WILL RETURN TO WWE ON SMACKDOWN THIS TUESDAY

By Mike Johnson on 2016-08-26 18:50:00

Former WWE Tag Team champions The Headbangers have taken to social media this evening, stating they would be competing this Tuesday at the WWE Smackdown Live broadcast from Dallas, Texas.  

Smackdown is in the midst of a tournament to crown the first Smackdown Tag Team champions with one slot in the tournament featuring a team that had not yet been announced.  Based on statements made by the team, which has been wrestling on the Florida independent scene in recent years, it would appear that eighth team could be the Headbangers.  If so, they would face Rhyno and Heath Slater.

On his Facebook page, Chaz "Mosh" Warrington, in reference to his son, wrote, "Ever since Tyler was old enough to realize and understand that I wrestle, I've had a dream/wish. That dream/wish was to wrestle one more time in a WWE Ring so he could see it.  This dream/wish will cole true this Tuesday night in Dallas, Tx!!! I will be on WWE's Smackdown Live Show on the USA Network!!  Not only will he see me in ring but he'll be able to watch it Live on TV!! This is truly a dream come true for me and I'm beyond excited!!!"

Glen "Thrasher" Ruth also wrote on his Facebook page that the team would be appearing on this Tuesday's Smackdown episode.

The team broke into the New Jersey independents as the masked Spiders in the early 1990s (also doing enhancement work in WWF during that time period as well).  Their tag team work led to a run in Smoky Mountain Wrestling, where they debuted the Headbangers gimmick.  

In 1997, the team debuted for WWF, where they worked regularly until 2000.  The team had a short run with the WWF Tag Team championships in 1997 while Thrasher also briefly held the WWF Hardcore championship.   The team also memorably appeared as "The Sisters of Love" on the first episode of WWF Shotgun Saturday Night, dressed as wrestling nuns.  The idea was dropped after that lone appearance. 

Warrington was also featured briefly as Beaver Cleavage, a character that was dropped very soon after vignettes building to the debut began.  He began wrestling as Chaz, although he was eventually reunited with Ruth as The Headbangers.  '

Ruth left WWF in 2000.  Warrington remained for another year, teaming with D'Lo Brown as the Lowdown in WWF before also departing.   On a national scale, The Headbangers were last seen in Ring of Honor in 2014.

PWInsider.com Elite subscribers can find audio interviews with both Warrington and Ruth in our Elite archives.

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