It's that time of year again where men's faces become a little fuller and bushier with every passing week. What gets confused for a fashion statement is actually a pledge to raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. “Movember” (also known as No-Shave November) is an annual prompt to talk about men's health. Whether they're donating money, going to the doctor's for a checkup, or just learning more about their health, Movember is much more than just a man with a full beard. Guy with big mustache.
The important thing about Movember is that the love for the month has spread like wildfire — even to professional sports like those inside the WWE ring; and here are some of the best in the ring currently.
10 Triple H
Triple H (real name Paul Michael Levesque) has incredible ties to the world of wrestling, along with some pretty choice facial hair throughout his career in the industry. After years of wrestling in the ring, Triple H is now WWE's Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Talent and Live Events, and husband to Stephanie McMahon, the Chief Brand Officer of WWE. He does, however, do occasional throw-downs when pushed.
The 14-time world champion may have to get used to wearing a suit instead of wrestling gear, but one thing has remained constant: his love for facial hair. Although his long hair is now gone, he has since opted for a nicely sculpted beard and a pretty prominent mustache which is why he made this list.
9 Big Bully Busick
Big Bully Busick was hated in the ring but loved for his epic mustache. The dark and full muzzy practically took over his face, which is quite impressive to men who aren't able to grow one as easily. Nevertheless, he made quite the career for himself in the World Wide Wrestling Federation in the '90s (which is now the WWE ). Unfortunately for this beloved wrestler, Bully Busick (real name being Nick Busick) passed away in May of this year from cancer at the age of 63. The wrestler was survived by his wife, children, and the entire wrestling community.
8 8 Hulk Hogan
At 64 years old, Hulk Hogan is still a beloved WWE veteran. In fact, he's much more than just a wrestler; he's dabbled in acting, reality TV, and even music since his professional wrestling days in the '80s and '90s.
With bleached blonde hair (mustache included), bandanna, and classic red and yellow colors, Hogan became both the "good guy" and the villain inside the ring. The Hall of Famer was even announced as New Zeland's "mo-mentor" for Movember; growing awareness for men's health in 2009. "To all my Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and grow a moustache for Movember this year," the Hulkster said according to Voxy. "Get into the ring with me, Hulk Hogan, and my Mo Bros in the fight against prostate cancer and depression in men."
7 Ox Baker
Ox Baker fought in the ring for more than three decades, making him one of the league's fiercest competitors. Now, whether it was his 6'5" frame or his ferocious fighting style that made him feared is to be debated, but it was his mustache and eyebrows that really set him apart from the rest. While many men like to curl the ends of their mustache, he also did that with his 'brows, making him a Movember hero.
While this legendary fighter had an impressive career in the '60s and '70s, he also dabbled in the acting world a bit, crossing paths with Kurt Russel. After years of intimidating others in the ring, Baker passed away from a heart attack at the age of 80 in 2014.
6 Dutch Mantel
Dirty Dutch Mantell (also known as Zeb Colter and Wayne Maurice Keown) is so much more than a wrestler with an incredible mustache; he's a legend. Starting his career off in the early '70s, Mantell has kept his star in the spotlight shining with a podcast called Down & Dirty: The Dutch Mantell Show, being a booker, and even writing two books.
With over five decades of experience in the wrestling world, the 68-year-old former Army veteran no longer works for WWE, but appreciated his time with the billion-dollar company — especially being one of the oldest active members on the WWE roster.
5 Jake 'The Snake' Roberts
Jake "The Snake" Roberts may be remembered most for his slithering accessory in most WWE press photos: his snake. In fact, you might even say wrestling is in his blood considering his father ( Grizzly Smith ) was also a professional wrestler.
Roberts was disliked in the ring by many, mainly for putting beloved Ricky "The Dragon” Steamboat in the hospital after slamming him on the concrete floor, and then hosting his own weekly talk show called The Snake Pit.
Like many other wrestlers on this list, his career took off in the '70s when full mustaches were in full swing — as were mullet-like hairstyles, which Jake really pulled off. After retiring in 2011, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.
4 Big Scott Hall
Big Scott Hall (also known as Razor Ramon ) didn't have a mustache for long, but when he did, it was epic enough to make this list. There was something about the shape of his 'stache and his lovable grin that made him attract quite the following. Oh, and the fact that he's 6'7" and over 280 pounds.
Beginning his wrestling career in the early '80s, Scott joined the likes of Curt Hennig, Kevin Nash, and Triple H (who is also on this list for his memorable mustache). And while he's had quite a few run-ins with the law, Hall will be forever known for his world-class wrestling accomplishments — even joining the WWE Hall of Fame in 2014.
3 Rick Rude
"Ravishing" Rick Rude was arrogant and self-centered in the ring. He even demanded the audience to be silent as he took off his entry robe, showing the world his chiseled physique. He even once said, “What I’d like to have right now, is for all you fat, ugly, inner-city sweathogs to keep the noise down while I take my robe off and show the ladies what a real sexy man looks like…” That being said, beginning in 1987 Rick Rude caused a stir with his dark hair and thick rug above his lip. But it wasn't just his sex appeal that made him the icon that he is today, his arrogance matched his fighting skills in the ring, which is why he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
Different types of mustaches
2 Rick Steiner
1 Iron Sheik
The Iron Sheik is a former WWE Champion who lost his title to Hulk Hogan in the early '80s, but he carried on in the ring until the late '90s. Having public feuds with both Hulk Hogan and Sgt. Slaughter made him one of the most dynamic villains in the ring at the time.
The Iran native had a unique look, always sporting his handlebar mustache, headpiece, and pointy boots. He often raised his home country's flag about before his matches, showing off his pride. After being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, his public outbursts outside of the ring gave him a new image that most fans weren't aware of.
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