3 Early 2000s Tag Teams Who The WWE Briefly Brought Back

Darren Paltrowitz

#2 The Headbangers


The duo known as The Headbangers first wrestled in the WWF as enhancement talent after runs in Smoky Mountain Wrestling and the National Wrestling Alliance. Mosh and Thrasher properly debuted in the WWF in November 1996 as The Flying Nuns, as briefly managed by Brother Love, before evolving into The Headbangers. Memorably, The Headbangers wore shirts that said: "real men wear skirts."

The two not only held the WWF Tag Team Championship but also the NWA World Tag Team Championship while the NWA was briefly integrated into WWF programming; Thrasher also held the WWF Hardcore Championship. The team was split up in 1998 and both of its members stuck around the company for a few more years.

After a few years within the independent circuit -- which included time spent with Juggalo Championship Wrestling and Ring Of Honor, The Headbangers were called back to WWE in 2016. Mosh and Thrasher wrestling as part of the Smackdown Tag Team Championship tournament, losing to Rhyno and Heath Slater in the first round. The Headbangers were present during Smackdown Live episodes for a few months following that return.

Edited by Rohit Nath
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