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[Brutus Beefcake Gallery]
Wrestler: Brutus Beefcake
Real Name: Edward Harrison Leslie Jr.
Birthday: April 21, 1958
Hometown: Billed from San Fransico, CA
Moved to Tampa, Florida
Moved to Boston, Massechusettes
Marital Status: Once Dated Missy Hyatt
Married to Barbara
Height & Weight: 6'4" - 271 lbs
Trained by: Ivan Koloff
Hulk Hogan
Debut: 1977
Previous Gimmicks: Eddie Golden
Eddie Boulder (AWA/NWA)
Dizzy Hogan (NWA)
Brutus Beefcake
Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake
Furface
Bruther Bruti (WCW)
The Butcher (WCW)
The Man With No Name
The Zodiac (WCW)
The Bootyman (WCW)
The Disciple (nWo)
Ed Leslie (WCW)
Finishing Move: Sleeper Hold
The Apocalypse (Ace Crusher)
Favorite Moves: Flying Knee to the Face

Notable Feuds:
David Sammartino
The British Bulldogs
Adrian Adonis
Ron Bass
Honky Tonk Man
Macho King & Zeus
Notable Feuds:
Curt Hennig
Money Inc. (WWF)
Hulk Hogan (WCW)
Diamond Dallas Page (WCW)

  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Ken Lucas (May 1983);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Ken Lucas (June 1983);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Greg Valentine defeating The US Express ();


  • In The Beginning
  • 1977: Ed Leslie began his wrestling career teaming with Hulk Hogan in smaller promotions around the country..

    World Wrestling Federation
  • Ed Leslie joined the World Wrestling Federation and became known as Brutus Beefcake..
  • 1984: Brutus Beefcake first appeared by walking out to the ring during squash matches by various babyface wrestlers..
  • ~~~Brutus Beefcake made it known that he was looking for a manager, so all the managers began offering themselves to him..
  • ~~~Brutus Beefcake would eventually choose Johnny Valiant as his manager..
  • ~~~Brutus Beefcake's gimmick was originally portrayed as a male stripper, and included a lenthy video of him stripping at a bar..
  • Wrestlemania I: Brutus Beefcake vs David Sammartino went to a no contest when Johnny V & Bruno Sammartino got involved..
  • Brutus Beefcake formed a tag team with Greg Valentine known as Dream Team managed by Luscious Johnny V...
  • Wrestlemania II: The British Bulldogs (w/Ozzy Osbourne) beat The Dream Team to win the WWF Tag Team titles..
  • Wrestlemania III: The Dream Team w/Johnny V & Dino Bravo defeated The Rougeau Brothers..
  • ~~~Greg Valentine & Johnny V dumped Brutus Beefcake as a partner is picked up Dino Bravo and became Dream Team II..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Barber
  • Brutus was dumped by the Dream Team and turned face, becoming known as Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake..
  • 1990: Brutus was involved in a freak parasailing accident and was fitted with steel plates and bolts in his face..

    World Wrestling Federation III
  • Brutus returned to the WWF, but was brutally attacked by Ted DiBiase & IRS with a metal breifcase!
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan came to his friends rescue and set up a tag team match at Wrestlemania..
  • Wrestlemania IX: Money Inc (Ted DiBiase & IRS) defeated Hulk Hogan & Brutus Beefcake by Disqualification..

    World Championship Wrestling
  • Brutus jumped over to WCW after Hulk Hogan won the WCW World Heavyweight title where he was dubbed "Brother Bruti"..
  • ~~~Brutus eventually became frustrated with being Hulk Hogan's sidekick and turned on him!!
  • Brutus became part of a faction called the "Faces of Fear" with Kevin Sullivan & Avalanche, and feuded with Hulk Hogan..
  • Brutus joined the Dungeon of Doom and became known as "the Zodiac", a crazed lunatic gimmick..
  • Brutus dissappeared for a few months and returned under yet another gimmick, The Booty Man, managed by the Booty Babe..
  • Brutus tried to joined the new World order thinking he could bury the hatchet with Hollywood Hulk Hogan..
  • ~~~The nWo wouldn't have it and brutally attacked Brutus taking him out of action for a while..
  • Brutus popped up a year later as a member of nWo Hollywood (no explaination given), with a beard known as "The Disciple"..
  • ~~~The Disciple gimmick was a take-off of the WWF's Disciples of Apocalypse, even naming his finishing move "The Apocalypse"..
  • ~~~The Disciple was once again the sidekick (or disciple) of Hollywood Hulk Hogan, doing all the dirty work..
  • When the nWo fizzled out, The Disciple became a WCW jobber, even using his real name, Ed Leslie..

    Semi-Retirement
  • May 1, 2003: Brutus Beefcake appeared yesterday on Nikelodeon's SlimeTime Live as he was slimed and pied in the face by the kids..
  • February 8, 2004: Ed Leslie voluntarily checked into a treatment program after cocaine he admitted was his created an anthrax scare
  • May 15, 2004--EWF in Hyannis, Massachusetts: Brutus Beefcake defeated Jack Hammer (EWF Champ) in a non title match..
  • October 2, 2004--Ultimate Championship Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake defeated Ricco Rodriguez (not the MMA Ricco Rodriguez)..
  • October 23, 2004--Rice Pro Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine vs Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson ended in a DOUBLE CO..
  • November 11, 2005--Ted DiBiase's Power Wrestling Alliance: Tito Santana & Jim Duggan beat Greg Valentine & Brutus Beefcake..
  • January 20, 2006--Patriotic Pro Wrestling: Operation Liberty (Patriots #1 & #2) beat Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine by DQ..
  • May 6, 2006--East Coast Championship Wrestling: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake defeated Handsome Johnny with the DDT.
  • May 13, 2006--FEW: Victor Creed & Bam Bam Mancuso defeated Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine by Disqualification..
  • May 19, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake defeated Johnny Candido..
  • May 20, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake defeated J.R. Ryder....
  • May 26, 2006--Pro Wrestling Legends: Demolition Ax defeated Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake...
  • July 14, 2006--Big Time Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake & Tony Atlas defeated The Brain Surgeons.....
  • July 27, 2006--Legends of Wrestling: Tito Santana defeated Brutus Beefcake w/Jim Chadwick after Chadwick accidentally hit Brutus..
  • ~~~ ~~~After the match, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake attacked his manager Jim Chadwick and gave him a much needed haircut..
  • August 5, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus "the Barber" Beefcake defeated King Kaluha..

    Dale Pierce wrote: Brutus Beefcake travels to Indy shows now, carrying the same sturdy yellow suitcase he has used throughout his career. He purchased the suitcase in Japan in 1980 and this suitcase is in fact older than some of the indy workers he now shares the cards with.

  • October 7, 2006--WCWA: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake defeated Hank Calhoun ..........
  • October 21, 2006--New York Wrestling Connection: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake vs Curse ended in a No Contest....
  • November 10, 2006--Main Event World League: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake defeated Wilbur Whitlock..
  • November 11, 2006--Ohio Championship Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake defeated Carlton Kaz (TV Champion) in a Non-title match..
  • December 2, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake defeated "Mr. Motion" Shane Taylor
  • December 30, 2006--NWS: Brutus Beefcake defeated Salvatore Sincere w/King Du I Stink in a "Loser Gets A Haircut" match..