TEAM CHAMPIONS 3 times
After a 10 year absence they
returned to TNA in 2010
Brian Knobbs / Jerry Sags
Knobbs and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine's wives are siblings.
Jerry Sags is the uncle of Cody Rhodes.
The Nasty Boys
Heights 6 ft 1 in (Knobbs)
6 ft 3 in (Sags)
Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Billed from "Nastyville"
"The Streets of New York City"(WCW)
The Nasty Boys are a professional
wrestling tag team consisting of Brian Knobbs and Jerry Sags, active in the mid to late 1980s and throughout the 1990s. Their
gimmick was that of anti-social punks who specialized in hardcore wrestling and brawling. They were noted for their distinctive
all-black "street look", which, while very commonplace among today's wrestlers, was vastly different from the
colorful attire of their wrestling peers of the late 80s-early 90s. This included graffiti-sprayed t-shirts, chain-adorned
leather trenchoats, and their distinctive mullet-hawk haircuts.
Jerry Sags and Brian Knobbs
were childhood friends (both hailing from Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania)
who put themselves together (whereas most tag teams were and still are matched together by bookers). They began their careers
in the American Wrestling Association in 1985 and began teaming together as The Nasty Boyz in 1986. In 1988, they moved to
Florida Championship Wrestling, where they won five Tag Team Championship between 1989 and 1990.
In 1990, the Nasty
Boys joined the National Wrestling Alliance affiliate Jim Crockett Promotions, soon to be renamed World Championship Wrestling.
They initially feuded with Rick and Scott Steiner but were unable to defeat the Steiner Brothers for the United States Tag
The Nasty Boys have a reputation of being very stiff with their opponents. They have also
been involved in several legitimate fights with other wrestlers also ribbing (pranking backstage) them
* Double-team finishing moves
o Double DDT
o Trip to Nastyville (Knobbs hits a running powerslam followed by a diving elbow drop by Sags)
* Double-team signature moves
o Aided powerbomb
o Clubberin’ (The Nasty Boys would simultaneously repeatedly punch their opponents) - named by Dusty Rhodes who,
while commentating, would announce to his partner Tony Schiavone: "They be clubberin', Tony!"
o Irish whip-assisted corner splash
o Pit Stop / Pity City
(One of the Nasty Boys would raise their arm, exposing their armpit while the other Nasty Boy would seize a victim by the
back of the neck and rub his face into the other Nasty Boy's armpit)