Thursday, 7 November 2013

Movember Madness: The Top 5 Moustaches In Wrestling History

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of millions of moustaches around the world. With their “Mo’s” men raise vital funds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancer and mental health. As an independent global charity, Movember’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

As it is Movember, we thought we'd take a look at a handful of wrestling's Masters Of The Mo, as we count down the Top 5 Moustaches In Wrestling History.

Honourable mentions and also-rans:
The Iron Sheik, Big Bully Busick, "Ravishing" Rick Rude.

5. Magnum T.A.

If you look up "manly" in the dictionary, you'll find a photograph of Magnum T.A. right alongside it. If you don't, get a new dictionary.

Magnum was once the golden boy of Jim Crockett Promotions, until his career was cut tragically short in a car accident back in 1986, perhaps making him the biggest "What If?" story in wrestling history. Thankfully, the moustache survived.

4. Zeb Colter

While throughout his career Dutch Mantell has sported some of the wildest, and most extravagant facial hair in the business, it's under his current guise as Zeb Colter that his moustache reached a glorious new height. Styled more extravagantly than ever, Colter seems to be transforming week-by-week into a live action Yosemite Sam.

3. Hulk Hogan

The Hogan 'stache is almost certainly the most iconic moustache in wrestling history. Even taken away from the context provided by the Hulkster's face, it's an instantly recognisable pop culture icon, and perhaps one of the most identifiable images in pro-wrestling history.

2. Ox Baker

Ox Baker's moustache is a force unto itself. On its own, it looks like an entity that exists somehow independently of the rest of Baker's face, but coupled with those scowling eyes and the villainously curved eyebrows, it served to give Ox a terrifying, sometimes maniacal, but always intimidating look that has arguably never been equalled.

1. Dan Severn

Dan Severn's moustache may lack the flair or extravagance of some others on this list, and in that respect may be considered something of a controversial choice to take the number one spot, but allow me to explain.

Dan Severn's moustache is a moustache that says no nonsense. It's a moustache that's all about business, with no frills, and no pretense. In that way, more than anyone else on this list, it's a moustache that thoroughly embodies the personality of its wearer. "The Beast" may have had all the personality of a plank of particularly bland wood, but he made up for it with a meticulous in-ring assault, as flawless and as precision-perfect as his immaculately groomed mo', and for that, there's no question in my mind that he should top the list.

Do you disagree with our list? Do you think that perhaps there are some iconic, or just plain magnificent, Mo's out there in the world of wrestling that we have unfairly overlooked? Let us know throughout November, and we'll keep you posted on the all-important debate on really did sport wrestling's finest 'stache.

More importantly, if you're interested in Movember and want to take part, to sponsor a "Mo Bro", or simply to donate to any of the programmes or charities funded by Movember, head on over to right away!

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