Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake



Height: 6'4"

Weight: 273 lbs

Real Name: Ed Leslie

DOB: 4/21/1958

Hometown: San Francisco, California

Other Names: "Dizzy" Ed Hogan (NWA), "Dizzy" Ed Boulder (AWA, NWA), "Dizzy" Golden, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake (WWF), the Clipmaster, Brudi (WCW), The Butcher (WCW), The Man With No Name (WCW), Zodiac (WCW), The Booty Man (WCW), Brute Force (i-Generation), The Disciple(WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1977

Finishing Maneuvers: The Sleeper (WWF), The Apocolypse

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #162(1996), #75(1995), #108(1994), #151(1993)

Official Website: http://www.edleslie.com/

Other Related Websites:
nWo - Rollercoaster Bio
Brutus Beefcake - Cagematch Bio
Brutus Beefcake - Online World of Wrestling Bio
Brutus Beefcake - Wikipedia Bio

History: Ed Leslie's wrestling career, once looking to always be going up, turned downward rapidly after one fateful day. Leslie first began wrestling in 1977, building up a career for himself and slowly connecting himself with another budding superstar, Terry Bollea (later better known as Hulk Hogan). With Bollea wrestling as "Terry Boulder", Leslie took on the name Eddie Boulder, and would hold the NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Titles with Robert Fuller in 1980. Leslie would later change his name to once again follow his friend, as he became "Dizzy" Ed Hogan in the NWA, winning the NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Titles two more times (with Ken Lucas). In 1984, Leslie managed to join up with Hulk Hogan's current place of residence, the World Wrestling Federation. It was here when everything exploded for Leslie.

Brutus Beefcake was first seen as a male stripper who was looking for a manager when he came to the WWF in 1984. He eventually joined up with heel manager Johnny Valiant, who would later pair Beefcake up with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, forming The Dream Team. In August 1985, The Dream Team won the WWF Tag Team Titles from the US Express (Barry Windham & Mike Rotundo). The Dream Team held the belts for a little more than 7 months before being beaten by the British Bulldogs. This was the last WWF title reign of Leslie's career, as the Dream Team soon went their separate ways.

Soon after, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake became a fan favorite for his hair-shaving of his opponents after they were knocked out from his sleeper. He became a great friend of Hulk Hogan, and the two helped build the reputation of the WWF up to new heights. Then, in August 1990, tragedy struck. Leslie was in a freak parasailing accident, in which a parasailer accidentally ran into him while in mid-flight, kneeing Leslie in the face. The injury was very severe, as it basically caved his face in. Over 100 steel plates were put into Leslie's head, to help restore his facial structure. The major consensus was that Leslie would never wrestle again.

In late 1993, Brutus Beefcake reappeared on the scene of the WWF, wrestling with a special "mask" to secure his face. He even teamed with a formerly retired Hogan to wrestle against Ted DiBiase and I.R.S. (Michael Rotunda) at Wrestlemania IX. But Beefcake's wrestling career was slowly sinking away. He began a talk show through WWF called "The Barber Shop", which was somewhat popular. But when, in 1993, Hogan went to WCW, Leslie followed, after a brief tour in New Japan Professional Wrestling.

Leslie attempted many gimmicks through WCW, but very few were successful. He turned on Hogan and became "The Butcher" for a while, joining the Three Faces Of Fear. The gimmick did not appear to work well, however, and soon Leslie became The Zodiac, a member of the Dungeon of Doom. After a few less-than-inspiring matches, Leslie left WCW for a brief hiatus, before returning in 1996 as The Booty Man, a poorly conceived character who did not last long. After attempting to join the nWo with his old friend Hollywood Hogan (and being severely beaten for his efforts) the Booty Man disappeared from the scene.

In February 1998, the Disciple appeared by the side of Hollywood Hogan. He had a brief feud with Diamond Dallas Page, but was mainly the follower of Hogan, rescuing him time and again with his Apocolypse (a version of the Chartbuster). In September '98, however, the Disciple was "abducted" by the Warrior, appearing occassionally facedown in the ring, then disappearing before Hogan could reach him. During a Monday Nitro, the Disciple appeared next to the Warrior, wearing an OWN jacket. He then became the second member of the One Warrior Nation. When Hogan "retired" in December '98, both Ed Leslie and the Warrior were said to have been released from WCW. However, a month or so later, the Disciple reappeared, mainly wrestling as a jobber. He did have one final WCW moment in the sun, when Ric Flair offered him a contract extension if he could defeat Hogan in a match. Unfortunately, Hogan won out. Since then, the Disciple has not been seen in the WCW wrestling world.

In May '00, Leslie appeared in the Extreme Wrestling Federation (EWF), once again being called Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. He had a 25-minute match with their new Television Champion, Rex Diamond. The match went to a No-Contest, though, when Tommy Green interfered. Beefcake & Diamond beat down Green afterwards, with the Barber bringing out his trusty pair of scissors and shearing off some of Green's hair. Beefcake was later inducted into the EWF Hall of Fame. In July '00, Leslie showed up in Australia, wrestling for i-Generation as "Brute Force".

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Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (22 - 21, 1 DDQ, 3 DCO's, 1 NC)
- AWA Super Sunday (April '83) = Eddie Boulder was pinned by Wahoo McDaniel.
- WWF Wrestlemania I ('85) = Brutus Beefcake and David Sammartino fought to a Double Count-Out.
- WWF "Ohio State Fair Show" (August '85) = The Dream Team (Beefcake and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine) were beaten by Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #2 (October '85) = The Dream Team defeated Tony Garea and Larry Poffo.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #5 (February '86) = The Dream Team retained the WWF Tag Titles by beating the British Bulldogs.
- WWF Wrestlemania II ('86) = The Dream Team lost the WWF Tag-Team Titles to the British Bulldogs.
- WWF "The Big Event" (August '86) = The Dream Team was defeated by the Rougeau Brothers.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #7 (September '86) = The Dream Team failed to retake the WWF Tag Belts from the British Bulldogs in a "3 Falls" Match.
- WWF Wrestlemania III ('87) = The Dream Team defeated the Rougeau Brothers.
- WWF Paul Boesch Retirement Show (August '87) = Beefcake won a "hair-vs-hair" match over Johnny Valiant.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (September 4, '87) = Beefcake fell in the first round to Islander Haku. Randy Savage won the tournament.
- WWF Survivor Series '87 = Beefcake, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Honkytonk Man, Danny Davis, Hercules, Paul Roma and Harley Race. Beefcake was eliminated by the Honkytonk Man. Savage, Steamboat and Roberts were the "survivors".
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #15 (March '88) = Beefcake beat his former partner Greg "The Hammer" Valentine.
- WWF Wrestlemania IV ('88) = Beefcake won, via DQ, over then-WWF Intercontinental Champ the Honkytonk Man.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #16 (April '88) = Beefcake put Danny Davis to sleep.
- WWF Wrestlefest '88 = Beefcake defeated Hercules.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (October 18, '88) = Beefcake was beaten in the first round by the eventual winner, Ted DiBiase.
- WWF Survivor Series '88 = Beefcake, the Ultimate Warrior, Sam Houston, the Blue Blazer and Jim Brunzell fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Honkytonk Man, Danny Davis, Ron Bass, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine and Bad News Brown. Beefcake and the Honkytonk Man were both counted out. The Warrior was the "survivor".
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #19 (December '88) = Beefcake won a "hair-vs-hair" match over Ron Bass.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #20 (February '89) = Beefcake won, via DQ, over "Ravishing" Rick Rude.
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 = Beefcake competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Big John Studd.
- WWF Wrestlemania V ('89) = Beefcake and Ted DiBiase fought to a Double Count-Out.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #22 (July '89) = Beefcake won, via DQ, over the "Macho King" Randy Savage.
- WWF Summerslam '89 = Beefcake and Hulk Hogan defeated Zeus and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WWF King of the Ring Tournament (October 14, '89) = Beefcake lost in the first round to Akeem. Tito Santana won the tournament.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 = Beefcake, Dusty Rhodes, Tito Santana and the Red Rooster fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Big Boss Man, the Honkytonk Man, "The Model" Rick Martel and Bad News Brown. Beefcake and Rhodes "survived".
- WWF No Holds Barred (December '89) = Beefcake and Hulk Hogan won a "Steel Cage" Match against Zeus and the "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 = Beefcake and The Genius fought to a Double Disqualification.
- WWF Wrestlemania VI ('90) = Beefcake managed to pin Mr. Perfect.
- WWF Wrestlemania IX ('93) = Beefcake and Hulk Hogan lost, via DQ, to the WWF Tag Champs Ted DiBiase and I.R.S.
- NJPW Wrestling Dontaku '93 = Beefcake pinned Masa Saito.
- NJPW Tokyo Dome '94 (Battlefield) = Beefcake defeated the Black Cat.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXIX (November '94) = The Butcher, Avalanche and Kevin Sullivan lost to Hulk Hogan, Sting, and Dave Sullivan. Mr. T was the special referee.
- WCW Starrcade '94 = The Butcher lost to Hulk Hogan, who retained the WCW World Title.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXX (January '95) = The Butcher and Kevin Sullivan lost to Hulk Hogan and the "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW Slamboree '95 = The Man With No Name was beaten by the Taskmaster Kevin Sullivan.
- WCW Fall Brawl '95 = Zodiac, along with Shark, Kamala, and Meng, lost a War Games match to Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Sting, and Lex Luger.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '95 = Zodiac was defeated by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW World War III '95 = Zodiac competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW Uncensored '96 = The Booty Man defeated Diamond Dallas Page.
- WCW Slamboree '96 = The Booty Man and Rick Steiner defeated Craig Pittman and Scott Steiner. Later in the night, the two were beaten by Diamond Dallas Page and the Barbarian.
- WCW World War III '98 = The Disciple competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Kevin Nash.
- i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling (July '00) = Brute Force was beaten by the Barbarian.
- PCW (Premiere) Winnipeg Show (March 3, '02) = Brutus Beefcake fought to a No-Contest with the Honky Tonk Man.
- NEW Indianola Show (April 6, '02) = Beefcake & Big Dog Barber won over T.S. Aggressor & Mr. Destiny.
- IWC Night of Legends '08 (April 12) = Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine.
- IWC Night of Legends '10 (April 10) = Beefcake took down The Honky Tonk Man.

Title Summary:
- NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Champion w/ Robert Fuller (2/1980)
- NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Champion w/ Ken Lucas (6/1983 - 7/1983)
- NWA Southeastern Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ken Lucas (7/1983)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Greg Valentine (8/24/1985 - 4/07/1986)
- SAW Tag-Team Champion w/ Shane Williams (3/30/2002 - 4/2002)
- BCW Tag-Team Champion w/ Greg Valentine (11/09/2007 - 1/12/2008)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 3 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 1 3rd RU)
- 1986 Match of the Year, 1st Runner-Up (Dream Team vs. British Bulldogs)
- 1989 Most Improved Wrestler, 1st Runner-Up
- 1993 Comeback of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1993 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up