Brutus Beefcake

Prior to his parasailing accident in 1990, it is often forgotten just how popular Brutus Beefcake was.  In the late 80’s while assuming the barber gimmick he ascended to the upper mid card and was one of the top faces in the company.  In tag team main events with Hulk Hogan, Beefcake held his own and although he was not the most spectacular in ring worker, he played the barber gimmick perfectly and was a true superstar.  After his accident, Beefcake stayed on as in interviewer, but microphone work was never his strong point.  When he did return to in ring action, his decreased physicality led to a lot of sub par matches and stripped of his money making gimmick in WCW (although we have a soft spot for the Zodiac) he never did come to close to his level of superstardom and ironically would be much higher on this list had he never made a comeback.


Should Brutus Beefcake be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 74.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.9%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 11.5%

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  • Other Aliases: Ed Leslie (Real Name)
    Dizzy Boulder
    Brother Bruti
    The Butcher
    The Man With No Name
    The Zodiac
    The Booty Man
    The Disciple
  • Billed From: U.S.A. (San Francisco, CA)
  • Key Championships Held: WWF World Tag Team (w/Greg Valentine)
  • Why they will get in: Does Hulk Hogan want to ask that favor?
  • Why they won't get in: He was not known as a great worker.
  • Five Greatest Matches/Moments: 1.  Winning the WWF World Tag Team Title with Greg Valentine(8/24/85)
    2.  Beat Greg Valentine on SNME (3/7/88)
    3.  Teamed with Hulk Hogan against Randy Savage & Zeus in Summer Slam Main Event (8/28/90)
    4.  Teamed with Hulk Hogan against Randy Savage and Zeus in No Holds Barred Cage Match (12/12/89)
    5.  Pinned Mr. Perfect at Wrestlemania VI (4/1/90)

Should Brutus Beefcake be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 74.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.9%
No opinion. - 1.1%
No way! - 11.5%

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0 #3 Sam Humphrey 2016-01-22 05:11
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0 #2 Willie 2014-11-06 20:51
you are forgetting about his big post-9/11 infamy working for Boston's MBTA (subway) where they found his cocaine @ the downtown crossing subway station where he was a token taker. Someone saw the powder thought it was Anthrax, freaked out and people thought it was a terror attack!!!
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+2 #1 N.D. 2014-04-21 22:41
Definitely SHOULD be in. Another reason his return to the ring (in WWE and WCW) didn't pan out well is the fact that he does have residual memory issues from said para-sailing accident, so a huge push was probably out of the question. I was a huge fan back in the day, and he got a raw deal with the accident.
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