Mosh (wrestler)

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Mosh
Warrington in 1999
Birth nameCharles Warrington
Born (1971-05-28) May 28, 1971 (age 53)
Cherry Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Beaver Cleavage
Chaz
Chaz Ware
Guardian #1
Mosh
Mother Smucker
Spider #1
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Billed weight251 lb (114 kg)[1]
Billed fromCherry Hill, New Jersey
Trained byLarry Sharpe
Thrasher
Debut1992

Charles Warrington (born May 28, 1971) is an American professional wrestler best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation as the wrestler Mosh as one-half of the tag team The Headbangers along with Thrasher.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (1992–1996)[edit]

Warrington began training under Larry Sharpe and Glenn Ruth during the early 1990s. In 1993 he would make several appearances in the World Wrestling Federation as an enhancement talent (under the name Chaz Ware).[2] In 1994, he teamed up with his co-trainer Glenn Ruth. He and Ruth, working as the masked team "the Spiders" lost to Axel and Ian Rotten in ECW. Wrestling under a variety of names and gimmicks. Between 1995 and 1996, the Spiders would later change their gimmick and became the Headbangers working for Smoky Mountain Wrestling, independent circuit and United States Wrestling Association. The Spiders would work a few matches for the World Wrestling Federation in December 1995. After Smoky Mountain shut its doors down, the Headbangers would work full time for United States Wrestling Association and won the Mid-Eastern Wrestling Federation tag titles three times during the summer and fall of 1996.

World Wrestling Federation (1996–2001)[edit]

Headbangers (1996–1999)[edit]

First appeared as themselves as the Spiders and then as The Flying Nuns, with Warrington as Mother Smucker and Ruth as Sister Angelica; debuting on the premiere broadcast of Shotgun Saturday Night along with Brother Love in January 1997.[3][4][5] Warrington and Ruth were best known as Mosh (Warrington) and Thrasher (Ruth), The Headbangers, a pair of metal fans who dressed in kilts.[6] They wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) throughout the late-1990s, briefly holding the WWF Tag Team Championship in 1997 and the NWA Tag Team Championships in 1998.[7][8]

Beaver Cleavage/Chaz (1999)[edit]

After Thrasher suffered a knee injury in May 1999, Warrington was renamed "Beaver Cleavage", a reference to the TV series Leave It to Beaver. He appeared in black-and-white vignettes with his "mother", the voluptuous Mrs. Cleavage, and the two would exchange sexual innuendos (e.g. Mrs. Cleavage would offer Beaver some of "Mother's milk" when he complained that his cereal was dry).[3] The gimmick was quickly scrapped (via a 'worked shoot' promo in which Warrington supposedly gave up on the character), and retailored.[6]

On June 28, Warrington, now calling himself "Chaz", ridiculed the Beaver Cleavage gimmick and identified Mrs. Cleavage as his girlfriend, Marianna Komlos, in a shoot-style interview.[6] Warrington and Komlos feuded with Meat and his female entourage, then with Prince Albert.[6] Warrington left Komlos on the September 12 episode of Sunday Night Heat,[9] and she begged him to take her back throughout the night.[6] The following night on the September 13 episode of Raw is War, Komlos came to ringside with a black eye, and it was implied that Warrington had beaten her.[3] Over the following weeks, Warrington would be on the receiving end of beatdowns from various wrestlers as well as being the victim of biased calls and actions by officials, all of whom were angry at Warrington for allegedly beating Komlos.[3] Komlos attempted to have police arrest Warrington, but he was saved by the intervention of Thrasher, who showed film that demonstrated that Komlos was lying.[3] Komlos was arrested, and the Headbangers were reformed.[3]

Headbangers (1999–2000)[edit]

The Headbangers then took on a gimmick where they would dress as the opponents that they feuded with, such as the Dudley Boyz and the Mean Street Posse. They later turned heel, and began to dress in drag, most notably wearing breast cones.[6]

Lo Down (2000–2001)[edit]

In June 2000, Warrington, once again known as Chaz, formed a new tag team with D'Lo Brown known as Lo Down. They enjoyed minor success, but were paired with Tiger Ali Singh and given the gimmicks of two bitter ethnic wrestlers who felt that they were being held down. They were given new ring attire, incorporating turbans and sashes, began using Tiger's entrance music, and were even given Arabic sounding names on one episode of Sunday Night Heat. The popularity of the team rapidly dwindled; at the 2001 Royal Rumble they were both denied a spot in the Rumble match, as their spot had been given to comedian Drew Carey. The team was eventually taken off TV, and Singh and Warrington were sent to developmental territory. Chaz worked for IWA Puerto Rico in June and July 2001. Chaz had his final WWF match on the July 30, 2001 edition of Raw is War in a dark match defeating the Inferno Kid.

Independent circuit (2001–2013)[edit]

After being released from the WWF in August 2001, Chaz wrestled occasionally on the independent circuit in Florida and Maryland Championship Wrestling.

On August 6, 2005, Chaz defeated Norman Smiley for the MXPW Heavyweight Championship in Okeechobee, Florida. He dropped the title to The Warlord on April 29, 2006.

On February 12, 2011, Mosh reunited with Thrasher for the first time since WWF in June 2000. That night they defeated Christian York and Danny Doring at Maryland Wrestling Federation in Severn, Maryland.

Mosh and Thrasher appeared on the Ring of Honor pay-per-view Best in the World on June 24, 2012 as the masked tag team Guardians of Truth, managed by Truth Martini. They lost to the Briscoe Brothers. Later on, the two would unmask themselves and go on to compete as the Head Bangers.

Warrington also plays outfield for the nationally ranked Fort Lauderdale professional kickball team "The Meatballs".[10] In 2013, he joined Ring Warriors under the nickname That Simply Tremendous Dude. On October 14, 2013, he presented his Simply Tremendous Delegate Adam Barisano. The next week, Warrington turned heel, defeating Shooter Storm.

Return to WWE (2016)[edit]

On August 26, 2016, it was reported that Mosh and Thrasher would return to WWE, as part of the SmackDown brand.[11] They lost their return match to Heath Slater and Rhyno on the August 30 episode of SmackDown. They also fought The Usos for a chance to compete at Survivor Series, but ended up losing. The Headbangers appeared on the November 15, 2016 900th episode edition of SmackDown Live teaming-up with other villainous teams.


Indiana Powerhouse Wrestling (2023)

On September 9, 2023, Mosh teamed with Thrasher at Indiana Powerhouse Wrestling's "Head Games 2" event in Muncie, Indiana. On that night, The Headbangers battled the World Famous (in 2 counties) Mudflap Mafia. During the match, Mosh's nipples were grabbed several times.

Other media[edit]

Warrington appeared in the 1996 film Box of Moonlight as "Castroater". Alongside Thrasher, he appears as Mosh in WWF War Zone[12] and WWF Attitude,[13] and in WWE 2K24 as downloadable content.[14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chaz – Online World of Wrestling". Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  2. ^ Cawthon, Graham (16 January 2023). "WWF 1993". The history of WWE.
  3. ^ a b c d e f RD Reynolds; Randy Baer (2003). Wrestlecrap – the very worst of pro wrestling. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-584-7.
  4. ^ Cawthon, Graham (16 January 2023). "WWF 1994". The history of WWE.
  5. ^ Cawthon, Graham (16 January 2023). "WWF 1996". The history of WWE.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 2: WWF 1990 - 1999. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN B00RWUNSRS.
  7. ^ a b Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "United States: 19th century & widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW: NWA World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 23. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  8. ^ a b Will, Gary; Royal Duncan (1994). "United States: 19th century & widely defended titles - NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW: WWF World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (3 ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 23. ISBN 0-9698161-1-1.
  9. ^ Ultimo (September 12, 1999). "Sunday Night Heat September 12, 1999". The Other Arena. Archived from the original on September 27, 2001. Retrieved March 9, 2023.
  10. ^ "2010 Meatballs Team Roster". Archived from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved June 16, 2011.
  11. ^ "Headbangers Returning to WWE?, Dana White & Vince McMahon Working Together, WWE Star Kicked off Airplane, Big UFC Star to Bellator". Retrieved 6 May 2023.
  12. ^ "WWF War Zone (Game)". Giant Bomb. Retrieved 2024-06-06.
  13. ^ "WWF Attitude Roster | Roster". The SmackDown Hotel. Retrieved 2024-06-06.
  14. ^ 2K Games. "WWE2K24 - SEASON PASS IS BACK". WWE 2K. Retrieved 27 February 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  15. ^ "ARW Tag Team Championship « Titles Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Archived from the original on 2019-03-28.
  16. ^ "FEW Autumn Brawl 2 « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Archived from the original on 2020-11-09.
  17. ^ "HLW Heroes & Legends XV « Events Database « CAGEMATCH - The Internet Wrestling Database". Archived from the original on 2021-10-04.
  18. ^ "NWL Tag Team Championship". Cagematch. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  19. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1997". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  20. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  21. ^ "WFC WrestleMayhem". CageMatch. Retrieved 6 May 2023.

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