Chuck Mambo has been on the receiving end from the Lykos Gym as of late, which culminated with Kid Lykos and Kid Lykos II attacking Mambo after his match in Cardiff and cutting off one of his braids. An enraged Mambo, then issued the challenge at Chapter 145: Wrestling Witch Face to Lykos for a Hair Vs. Mask match at Chapter 146: They Think It’s All Over…
We caught up with Mambo to find out what it means to him to keep his hair and his charity (Macmillan Cancer Support) and why he chose them to donate half the proceeds of money raised for the bout at Chapter 146: They Think It’s All Over…
“I guess throughout my career i have always kinda expressed myself through my hair, be it the big bleach blonde or the ‘Malfoy-esque’ hair of the nothing to prove/DNR days.
“To be honest my whole adult life I’ve wanted to have long hair my natural colour but felt kinda tied to the blonde (Though I enjoyed that too!) So then lockdown offered a chance for a hard reset and I cut it right back down to O-natural. People were saying how they didn’t like it and its heel Mambo etc. But it wasn’t! It took flipping YONKS to grow it out to a length that I liked, so I really don’t intend to have to start again now that i’ve finally got it the way I’ve been wanting for about 5 to 10 years!
Chuck then moved onto Lykos and his charity.
“Regarding the charities, Lykos decided to cut off my braid which pi**ed me off and I got a little hot headed n put my whole bonnet on the line against his mask.
“After that I thought, hopefully in the theoretical situation of me losing, being shaved has that connection to braving the shave and similar fundraisers for cancer support charities and as PROGRESS has such a big platform it was a chance to raise money for a good cause.
“I’ve got friends who have lost loved ones to cancer in recent years and we lost my Uncle too, I just think the work of hospices and organisations like Macmillan are such a difference maker for everybody going through that.
“One of my best friends is an end of life doula (a trained companion who is not a healthcare professional and who supports another person (the doula’s client) through a significant health-related experience, such as childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion or stillbirth, or non-reproductive experiences such as dying) and she speaks about the importance of people like Macmillan in really helping people live as people not just as a diagnosis. Not to paint it all with the same brush of course. They also help a heck of a lot of people through and back to healthy lives!”
Chuck Mambo will be donating his half of the money raised to Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support raises money to provide vital cancer services, research and campaign to achieve better cancer care, and support the cancer workforce. Read an overview of what we do as a charity and why we exist. For more information you can visit their website here Macmillan Cancer Support | The UK’s leading cancer care charity