The Headbangers were a tag team staple of WWE’s attitude era. Mosh and Thrasher joined WWE in the mid-1990s as the grunge fad was just starting to peak. The team became two-time tag champs in the company and fans have fond memories of many of their crazy storylines.

The team last wrestled for WWE in 2016. A tournament to determine the SmackDown Tag Team Champions pitted The Headbangers against Heath Slater and Rhyno. Mosh and Thrasher didn’t get the win, but the team went on to wrestle the Usos later that year. They also appeared on the 900th episode of SmackDown.

Chaz Warrington, who portrayed Mosh in the team, recently filed for a few trademarks relating to The Headbangers. According to the USPTO database, Warrington has trademarked the names Mosh and Thrasher as well as “The Headbangers.”

The team has made sporadic independent appearances since their last run in WWE. It could be a sign that new merchandise or even some bookings are coming soon. On March 14, Mosh posted to Twitter that he was accepting bookings for shows, podcasts, seminars, and conventions.


The trademark filings were standard fare. Warrington protected the names for use in merchandise, toys, and entertainment in the form of professional wrestling. It seems as though Mosh is looking to become more active.

The Headbangers are remembered as a part of the most successful era in American professional wrestling history. Fans will be happy to see them getting back out on the road more consistently. They might also be able to grab some cool new merch along the way!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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