Movember laying smackdown on cancer (+ some of wrestling’s best mo’s!)

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, and the second most common in men generally.

Over 3000 men die of prostate cancer in Australia every year, more than the number of women who die of breast cancer each year.

Although there is an increased risk with age, prostate cancer can affect all men.

However, one of the biggest stories came in 2015, when it was announced that WWE Hall of Famer Bret ‘the Hitman’ Hart had a serious prostate cancer.

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He required surgery to remove the cancer, which occurred in February of this year.

Fans came out in support of Hart via social media, using the hashtag #GetWellHitman.

By March this year, he was thankfully able to announce that he had beaten cancer, at least for now.

In an interview with WWE, Hart said it was because of early detection that he could be cured.

“If you get it early, they can remove it and you can live a normal life,” Hart said.

Not everyone is as lucky as Bret Hart, though.

More men are going to be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and, for some, it will be too late to treat.

More research needs to be done in order to better diagnose and treat the many men in Australia and around the world who suffer from prostate cancer.

The Movember Foundation is one organisation that fights to change this.

Every year, around the world, people participate in Movember to raise awareness and donations to help men who suffer from not only prostate cancer, but testicular cancer and mental health problems as well.

This usually involves growing a moustache, which is what I will be doing this year in support of the fight for men’s health.
(You can support me here: http://mobro.co/13378186)


Moustaches are a hard thing to pull off, but there are a handful of celebrities whose moustaches are simply iconic.

In the world of professional wrestling, some of the biggest names (and some smaller ones, too) have some of the greatest facial hairstyles.

So here are some of my personal favourites of wrestling’s best moustaches, in support of Movember!

1. Cody’s Love-stache

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In December 2012, “the Son of a Son of a Plumber” debuted a new look, sporting a Tom Selleck-style moustache upon his upper lip.

Although it was initially criticised by the WWE Universe, his facial hair ended up becoming more popular, receiving crowd chants and even a t-shirt.

Tragically, it was shaved off on the episode 23 of ‘The JBL & Cole Show’, on 23 August 2013. We haven’t seen it since.

This classic moustache was, of course, not the first of its kind, also being shared by WWE Legends ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude and interviewer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund.

2. Twirly Moustaches

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Old-fashioned and often waxed into shape, a number of Superstars with old-timey gimmicks utilise a twirly moutache.

WWE Hall of Famer the Iron Sheik had a classic twirly moustache, as did the lesser-known Big Bully Buswick, and Jack Swagger’s former manager Zeb Colter (formerly ‘Dirty’ Dutch Mantel).

Outside of WWE, many other performers have a curly mo’, including Chikara’s literal baseball-head Dasher Hatfield (pictured above), and the UK-based Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven and Tyler Bate)

3. The Handlebar

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Okay, I only have three types of moustaches on this list, but there’s not too many more out there.

But the handlebar moustache is iconic because of one man: Hulk Hogan.

Plenty of other wrestlers have proudly worn a handlebar, including Jake ‘the Snake’ Roberts, Rick Steiner, and Triple H.

But the Hulkster’s moustache is instantly recognisable, and has become an icon in itself.

It’s been such an important part of his character, he’s brought his moustache with him wherever he’s gone over his lengthy career. (Except in 1995, when the Dungeon of Doom shaved it off.)

What are your favourite wrestling moustaches? Let us know in the comments below!
If you want to support the fight for men’s health, including the fight against prostate cancer, check out the
Movember Foundation here, or support my fundraising here.

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