Chaz Warrington, known in the WWE as Headbanger Mosh, Beaver Cleavage, and also by his real name, joined the VOC Wrestling Nation to discuss his current projects, the demise of the Headbangers gimmick, and a potential WWE return. You can hear the entire interview at vocnation.com. They sent us these highlights from the interview:
Working with the Ring Warriors promotion in South Florida: "They've been running for a few years. Local stuff in South Florida and the Bahamas. The thing I love about it is you have old guys like myself, Steve Corino, New Jack, and Adam Pearce, and you have newer young guys as well. The production is unbelievable. Ringwarriors is kind of an old school concept; it's not stars against stars. The idea is to build the young guys. Right now on YouTube we're doing about 30,000 hits a week."
His current and future goals in wrestling: "I always imagined my career at 40 years old to be a backstage agent for the WWE. (Ringwarriors) gives me an opportunity to still be in the ring, and also do the backstage stuff and help the young guys."
The Beaver Cleavage gimmick: "Gerald Briscoe used to say that my original passport picture looked like Leave it to Beaver, so he always called me Beaver. Later on, Briscoe and the Vince Russo regime used that (inside joke) to come up with the gimmick. If they would have let the gimmick go like it was supposed to, I think it would have gotten over."
If the Headbangers were broken up too soon: "Glen had some issues when he came back from his knee injury. He was afraid that his knee wouldn't hold up, so he didn't work out as hard as he could have and was a little out of shape when he came back. When they put us back together, it just didn't work out. It killed me that we weren't part of the original TLC tag match at Wrestlemania. We were part of the gimmick battle royal instead."
A future return to the WWE: "Never say never if the opportunity is right. I recently tried to get booked on a WWE house show in Florida so my son could see me wrestle in the WWE. I reached out to them and told them I would do it for free, just so I could do it for my son. It didn't work out, but at some point if the opportunity is right, I'd be blessed."