Post by KAMALARAMBO: BOOMSHAKALAKA!!! on Dec 28, 2015 8:55:21 GMT -5
Around 1996/1997 I think. Near the beginning of their run. They were getting some of the best pops on the roster. Of course the WWF was still in a pretty big slump at the time. When the company was doing better and they reunited newer and more exciting teams overshadowed them, but for a little while there, they were something.
"This is the worst piece of shit I've ever worked on...and I've worked on a lot of pieces of shit."
I can't really speak on how over they were or weren't, because it's been so long since I've paid attention to anything involving the Headbangers. Even when I watch older Raw episodes, I usually skim through a lot of it. I can say, however, that in that '96-'97 period, I (at around 14-15 yo) loved that team, I was thrilled when they won the Tag Team Titles. It was short lived, both their title reign, as well as my appreciation of them.
I was also a fan of when he teamed with D'lo as Lo Down, when they still had the track pants. Much less cool was when they got stuck with Tiger Ali Singh, which had little point in numerous levels. Their position on the card didn't change much, they didn't really win any more often, and making them Sikh converts didn't really result in heat.
Post by pegasuswarrior on Dec 28, 2015 11:56:30 GMT -5
Not to rain on the parade, but I hated them with a passion. Like many of the "over-the-top," throw crap at the wall and see what sticks" character builds, I just didn't find it appealing. I always wanted people who can wrestle. It's why WWF/WWE is usually less than appealing. It's also why when there are gems hidden in there, they stand out and really get my attention amid the piles upon piles of feces.
My biggest memory of them is that on the infamous day when Raw and Nitro were both about 30-45 mins away and DX ended the war with their tank, they appeared that morning on a local radio show. They said Raw was better than Nitro because the nWo was just "WWF circa 1985".
I watched Smackdown a couple of weeks ago and everyone seemed to be over.
Late 90s crowds were SO much different and wrestling was perceived SO much differently then. I just watched Goldberg's victory against Hogan on Nitro again and not even a Wrestlemania main event would get THAT sort of reaction from a crowd. It was a whole different universe and I think WWE and the lazy monopoly they've been playing for over a decade is to blame that there most likely won't be crowds like that anymore. Today, it's smarky nerds, kids and their parents and nothing seems to matter on a boring formulaic show of the same old shitty multi man tag team matches and even those were much more fun back then.
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Post by Crappler El 0 M on Dec 28, 2015 13:11:55 GMT -5
They were over for a few months in 1997. They were losing a lot of steam into 1998 and they were never the same once Thrasher had his injury and was out for several months. In the meantime, they repackaged Mosh as Beaver Cleavage and Chaz, but eventually they reformed the Headbangers. They were never the same. Let's not exaggerate how over they were.
Incidentally, as WWE was getting super popular, this is the same time when Headbangers's push and popularity started to wane.
Post by Honeybear Lyder on Dec 28, 2015 13:14:54 GMT -5
Pepperige Farm remembers.
If you play "Stawberry Fields Forever" backwards you will hear the words "I buried Paul". If you play Triple H's theme backwards you will hear the words "I buried Paul, Brian, Chris, Mick, Booker, Rob, and Umaga".