Former WWE World Tag Team Champions, the Headbangers will be returning in the upcoming edition of SmackDown Live. Mosh and Thrasher, aka the Headbangers, has confirmed the news via their Twitter handles.
Well, it looks like the Headbangers will have a chance to qualify for the #SDLive Survivor Series Team! Watch out Jersey, we're coming home!— Chaz Warrington (@ChazMosh) October 27, 2016
The Headbangers return to Smackdown Live this week!! Let's boost the ratings again!!#headbangernation— Glenn Ruth (@GRthrasher) October 27, 2016
This year, at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, Smackdown will be challenging RAW in traditional Survivor Series matches. In one of the three scheduled matches, five of the best teams of the blue brand will collide with the top five tag teams of the red brand in a traditional Survivor Series elimination tag team match.
In a process to make sure that only the best five teams represent Smackdown, general Manager Daniel Bryan has set a few qualifying matches. It seems, the Headbangers will be participating in one of such qualifying matches, however, their opponents are yet to be declared.
Mosh and Thrasher made their WWE debut on 1996 in an episode of Superstars. Later in 1997, they won the vacant WWE World Tag Team Championships after winning a four-way elimination match.
The team has been often criticised for their in-ring work which is one of the reasons they were termed as unworthy of holding the WWE Tag Team Titles in a 2007 edition of WWE Magazine, probably due to their poor Championship reign.
However, the Attitude Era wrestlers were brought back to enhance the ongoing storylines of the Smackdown brand after 16 long years. The Headbanger made their return to WWE on the August 30th edition of Smackdown Live where they lost to the newly formed team of Heath Slater and Rhyno, who eventually became the inaugural Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions.
The Headbangers have also won the NWA Tag Team Championship by defeating the Rock n Roll Express. In fact, it was the first time the belts changed hands in an episode of WWE. A week prior, when the championship was defended according to NWA rules, Headbangers were unsuccessful to capture the gold.