Jan 14, 2010 - by Jamie Cruickshank


Real name: Glen Ruth
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 245 lbs.
Date of birth: June 13
From: Seattle, WA
Pro debut: 1990
Trained by: Larry Sharpe
Finishing move: The Stage Dive


– In late-1990, Ruth could regularly be seen competing as a jobber on WWF programming
– In 1991, Ruth joined All Japan as ‘Frankie Favourite’, before returning to the WWF at the end of the year
– On August 29, 1992, Ruth (as ‘The Spider’) defeated Boy Gone Bad to win the WWA Heavyweight Title
– At ECW’s 1993 Battle of the Belts event, The Spider fought ECW World Champion The Sandman to a double-DQ
– On February 20, 1993, The Spider defeated The Lord of Darkness to retain the WWA Heavyweight Title
– On March 6, 1993, The Spider defeated Samurai Warrior in a Loser Leaves Town Match to retain the WWA Heavyweight Title
– In 1994, Ruth was sent to USWA for further development
– In 1995, Ruth began competing for Smoky Mountain Wrestling. Here, he formed a tag team with Chaz Warrington. The pair became known as Mosh & Thrasher, The Headbangers
– On July 6, 1995, The Headbangers defeated SMW Tag Team Champions The THUGs (Tracy Smothers & The Dirty White Boy) by DQ
– The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) captured the HWA Tag Team title in January 1996. Due to their WWF commitments, the duo were eventually stripped of the title.
– The Headbangers defeated Dirty T-Ex and Psycho Ric on June 8, 1996 to become the first ICW Streetfight tag team champions in Detroit, MI.
– On June 30, 1996, the Headbangers defeated Glenn Osbourne and Dark Rebel for the NEWF tag team title in Dundalk, MD.
– The Headbangers beat Adam Flash and Nick Tarantino in College Park, MD for the NEWF tag team title on September 14, 1996.
– On November 11, 1996, the Headbangers defeated Osbourne and Dark Rebel for their third NEWF Tag Team title.
– Later that month, The Headbangers made their official WWF debuts
– Mosh and Thrasher won a four-team elimination match over Doug Furnas and Phil Lafon, the Blackjacks, and the Godwinns at Wrestlemania XIII.
– At King of the Ring ’97, The Headbangers defeated Bart Gunn & Jesse James
– Mosh and Thrasher defeated the Road Warriors, the Godwinns, and Owen Hart and the British Bulldog to capture the vacant WWF World Tag Team title on September 7, 1997, at In Your House: Ground Zero
– At WWFs One Night Only PPV in Birmingham, England, The Headbangers defeated Los Boricuas (Savio Vega & Miguel Perez)
– At In Your House: No Way Out of Texas, The Headbangers defeated Marc Mero & The Artist Formerly Known As Goldust
– On February 17, 1998, the Headbangers defeated the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express for the NWA World Tag Team title.
– At Wrestlemania XIV, the Headbangers competed in a fifteen-team battle royal. The Legion of Doom were the victors.
– Mosh and Thrasher defeated the Grungers (Skank and Gutterboy) on March 15, 1998 for the MECW tag team title in Martinsburg, WV.
– The Headbangers and Taka Michinoku defeated Kaientai (Dick Togo, Sho Funaki & Mens Teioh) at the 1998 King of the Ring.
– On August 16, 1998, Mosh and Thrasher won a eight team tournament to capture the MCW tag teamt title in Baltimore, MD.
– At the 1998 Judgment Day, the Headbangers won via disqualification over the New Age Outlaws when Road Dogg nailed Mosh with a boombox.
– The Headbangers defeated the Legion of Doom at the 1998 “Capital Carnage” European pay-per-view.
– Mosh and Thrasher defeated the Oddities’ Kurrgan and Golga at the 1998 “Rock Bottom” event.
– Headbanger Mosh pinned Romeo Valentine on April 8, 1999 for the MCW title in Baltimore, MD.
– At Survivor Series ’99, The Headbangers, D’Lo Brown & The Godfather defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von)
– Due to an injury suffered by Thrasher, Mosh became Chaz, and received a mild single’s push. Marianna managed Chaz.
– Thrasher exposed Marianna as the person behind her “beatings.” Shortly afterwards, Mosh and Thrasher reunited as the Headbangers.
– In June 2000, The Headbangers officially separated due to Thrasher’s ongoing injury concerns
– Ruth wrestled his final WWF match in July 2000, losing to Pete Gas. He would take close to a year out of action to recuperate from his injuries
– In March 2001, Thrasher returned to action, defeating Van Hammer at an MCW event in Maryland
– In 2003, Thrasher called time on his wrestling career
– In 2011, The Headbangers made a surprise return to action at a JCW event. The pair began taking independent bookings again soon after
– On February 11, 2012, The Headbangers defeated The Blackhart & Sally Boy to win the CCW Tag Team Titles
– On June 16, 2012, The Headbangers defeated The Dirty White Boy & Eddie Graves to retain the CCW Tag Team Titles
– In August 2012, The Headbangers made an appearance on ROH TV, competing as ‘The Guardians of Truth’ in a loss to Charlie Haas & Rhett Titus
– On August 18, 2012, The Headbangers defeated The James Boys (Luke & Rich) to retain the CCW Tag Team Titles
– In November 2012, The Headbangers returned to ROH TV under their usual gimmick, losing to The Briscoes (Mark & Jay)
– On March 2, 2013, The Headbangers defeated Eddie Graves & Teddie Stigma to retain the CCW Tag Team Titles
– On April 18, 2013, Thrasher teamed with Shaheem Ali to fight MFPW Tag Team Champions Flexx Appeal (Mike Spanos & Tommy Maclin) to a double-countout
– Two days later, The Headbangers fought Danny Embry & Scotty Landon to a double DQ to retain the CCW Tag Team Titles
– On May 10, 2013, The Headbangers defeated Ace Adams & Ray Ayala to retain the CCW Tag Team Titles
– On June 22, 2013, The Headbangers fought Embry & Landon to a draw to retain the CCW Tag Team Titles
– On September 20, 2014, The Headbangers defeated MFPW Tag Team Champions Factorys Finest (Mike Spanos & Clutch Adams) by countout
– On August 26, 2016, it was reported that The Headbangers would return to WWE as part of the SmackDown brand. The duo returned on the August 30 episode of SmackDown Live as participants of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship tournament, losing against Heath Slater and Rhyno in the first round

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