Headbanger Mosh Rejected Initial Full-Time WWE Contract, Ended Up With Better Deal

Before they there the Headbangers, Mosh & Thrasher had a couple of different gimmicks as WWE enhancement talents.

They were The Spiders and The Flying Nuns before settling into the Headbangers. The duo became regulars in January 1997 and by March were challenging for the World Tag Team Titles. First starting with the company, they were working on part-time deals.

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When a full-time deal was put on the table, they didn't jump at the initial offer.

"Bruce Prichard came to us and was like, 'we're offering you a full-time, three-year deal.' We were like, 'this is awesome.' Then I read through the contract and was like, 'this really isn't that good.' We went back to TV and were like, 'Bruce, this really isn't a good contract for us.' He was like, 'what are you talking about? You don't want to be full-time and sign a long-term deal?' I said, 'I'll sign a lifetime deal right now, but...' our part-time deal at the time, we got $500 per night for TV. They paid for all of our travel, hotel, and car. (With the full-time deal), we had to pay for our own hotel and car and we were only getting $100 to be at TV. I was gonna lose money to be at TV. Bruce goes, 'What are you thinking?' What I was thinking is, take our part-time contract, add the royalties into it, and make it a three-year deal or five-year deal or lifetime deal. He came back the next day with a whole new contract. It worked out well," said Mosh on Major Pod Network.

The Headbangers quickly gained a cult following amongst fans and won the World Tag Team Titles in September 1997.

They return to WWE for a brief run in 2016.

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