Brutus Beefcake Nicknames
Baron Beefcake, Big Brother Booty, The Booty Man, Brother Bruti, Brute Force, Brutus Beefcake, The Butcher, The Clipmaster, The Disciple, Dizzy Hogan, Ed Boulder, Eddie Hogan, The Mariner, The Man With No Name, The Zodiac
Struttin’ and a Cut
Super Atomic Drop , Running Knee Lift or Knee Lift
Sleeper Hold 1 ( The Barber's Chair)
Brutus Beefcake Personal Life
Edward Harrison Leslie a.k.a Brutus 'The Barber’ Beefcake is a retired professional wrestler who was very recently inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019 by ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan. Brutus 'The Barber’ Beefcake was born on April 21, 1957 in Tampa, Florida, United States.
Beefcake was trained in wrestling by Ivan Koloff and the great Hulk Hogan himself. He started his professional wrestling career in 1977. Edward won a total of nine titles throughout his career and was the former WWF Tag team Champion along with Greg Valentine. Beefcake headlined the Starrcade 1994, when he fought a match against the then-WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan as well challenging then-Intercontinental Champion The Honky Tonk Man at WrestleMania IV.
Brutus 'The Barber’ Beefcake retired in 2015.
Leslie began his career along with Terry Bollea or as we know him Hulk Hogan, in 1977. At the time, they were billed as brothers. Leslie took up the name Ed Boulder when Bollea used to wrestle as "Terry Boulder", and then Dizzy Hogan afterwards when Bollea assumed the name "Hulk Hogan". Many fans actually believed that Leslie and Bollea were real life brothers.
Leslie wrestled for a very short period of time in Bill Watts' Mid-South territory and then in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1980 to 1982. Leslie then rejoined the WWF as a heel named Brutus Beefcake in 1984. He was managed by "Luscious" Johnny Valiant. He was portrayed as a male stripper. Beefcake was a very vain character who dressed in weird outfits.
In the summer of 1985, Beefcake began tag teaming with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine. They assumed the name ‘The Dream Team’. The duo of Beefcake and Valentine went on to become the Tag team Champions.
After the split of The Dream Team, Beefcake started bringing garden shears, with the handles taped to resemble barber poles, to the ring, and started using a sleeper hold as his finishing move. He even used to cut his opponent's hair after he defeated them.
Edward was involved a serious parasailing accident in which his facial skeleton got crushed. Over 100 metal plates were needed to repair it. Following which Leslie's wrestling career was put on hold for almost two years.
Leslie returned to the world of professional wrestling as Brutus Beefcake in a special appearance on the April 23, 1991 episode of WWF Prime Time Wrestling, and then as a full-time regular in the summer of 1991, hosting an interview segment called "The Barber Shop." After WrestleMania IX, Beefcake left WWE.
In 1994, Leslie debuted for World Championship Wrestling making appearances with Hulk Hogan as his brother. But later the storyline led to a feud between Hogan and Beefcake. Following these events, Edward had numerous other gigs to his name. But none compared to his persona as Brutus 'The Barber’ Beefcake.
Brutus Beefcake Championships and Accomplishments
- Alabama Wrestling Federation (AWF) Tag Team Championship - 1 time – with Greg Valentine
- Brew City Wrestling (BCW) Tag Team Championship -1 time – with Greg Valentine
- Championship Wrestling International (CWI) Heavyweight Championship - 1 time
- Southeastern Championship Wrestling (NWA) Southeastern Tag Team Championship -3 times– with Ken Lucas, and Robert Fuller
- International Wrestling Association ,(IWA) Television Championship- 1 time
- Legends Pro Wrestling (XWF/LPW) Hall of Fame Inductee- Class 2008 & 2010
- Maple State Wrestling/Slam All-Star Wrestling (MSW/SAW) Tag Team Championship- 1 time – with Shane Williams
- New England Wrestling Alliance (NEWA) Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
- World Wide Wrestling Alliance (WWWA) Heavyweight Championship- 1 time
- World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Tag Team Championship- 1 time– with Greg Valentine
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Hall of Fame (Class of 2019)
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- (PWI) ranked him # 75 of the 500 top singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1995.
- PWI ranked him # 173 of the 500 best singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003.
- PWI ranked him # 94 of the 100 best tag teams of the "PWI Years" with Greg Valentine in 2003.