If you've been looking for someone to blame for Cody Rhodes shaving his mustache, look no further than "Bad News" Wade Barrett. As you can see in the above video, he is the one who did away with it.
What a devastating turn of events.
Then again, Barrett badly needs something to make him interesting. Perhaps he's the new Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake? That gimmick sucked, of course, as did the guy playing it (Ed Leslie), but it's not like Wade has thrilled the masses with his street brawling shoot fighter schtick.
Actually, shaving Cody's lovestache might get him more heat than anything he's done on Monday Night Raw or Friday Night SmackDown.
As for Rhodes, well, his talent in the ring has always been dwarfed by his inability to connect with the audience. Oh he's good, sure, but his character has always needed that little extra something. That's what the mustache was, at least a little bit.
Now it's gone.