Brutus Beefcake

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Title History

  •  NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Robert Fuller defeating The Matador and Mike Stallings (Febuary 1980);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Ken Lucas defeating Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose (June 1983);
  • NWA Southeastern Tag Team titles w/Ken Lucas defeating Dennis Condrey and Randy Rose (July 1983);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Greg Valentine defeating Mike Rotundo and Barry Windham (August 24, 1985);
  • AWA-Brew City Wrestling Tag Team titles w/Greg Valentine defeating Dinn T. More and Ryan Cross (November 9, 2007);
  • NWW (New World Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Big Paulie Gilmore defeating Moondog Maximus and Professor Sushi (April 5, 2008);

Brutus Beefcake Career Highlights

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 (a male stripper).
  • 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 “Luscious” Johnny Valiant to be his manager and guide his wrestling career.
  • ~~~Brutus Beefcake’s gimmick was originally portrayed as a male stripper, and included a lenthy video of him stripping at a bar.
  • March 31, 1985 – WrestleMania: Brutus Beefcake w/Johnny V vs. David Sammartino w/Bruno Sammartino ended in a No Contest.

World Wrestling Federation – The Dream Team

  • Brutus Beefcake formed a tag team with Greg Valentine known as Dream Team still managed by Luscious Johnny V..
  • October 3, 1985 – Saturday Night Main Event: Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine defeated Lanny Poffo and Tony Garea.
  • April 7, 1986 – WrestleMania 2: The British Bulldogs (w/Ozzy Osbourne) beat The Dream Team to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • August 28, 1986 – The Big Event: The Rougeau Brothers defeated The Dream Team (Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake).
  • October 4, 1986 – SNME: The British Bulldogs defeated Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine in a 2/3 falls match.
  • March 29, 1987 – WrestleMania 3: The Dream Team (w/Johnny Valiant and Dino Bravo) defeated The Rougeau Brothers.
  • ~~~Greg Valentine and Johnny V dumped Brutus Beefcake as a partner is picked up Dino Bravo and became Dream Team II.

World Wrestling Federation – Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake

  • Brutus Beefcake was dumped by the Dream Team and turned face, becoming known as Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake.
  • April 9, 1987 – King Of The Ring: Haku defeated Brutus Beefcake in a KOTR Qualifying match.
  • August 25, 1987 – Paul Boesch Retirement Show: Brutus Beefcake defeated Johnny Valiente in a Hair vs. Hair match.
  • November 16, 1987 – Legends Battle Royal: Dino Bravo and Greg Valentine defeated Junk Yard Dog and Brutus Beefcake.
  • October 16, 1988 – King Of The Ring: Ted DiBiase defeated Brutus Beefcake in a KOTR Qualifying match.
  • October 14, 1989 – King Of The Ring: Akeem defeated Brutus Beefcake in a KOTR Qualifying match.
  • December 27, 1989 – No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie: Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake defeated Randy Savage and Zeus.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: The Genius w/Lanny Poffo vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake ended in a No Contest.
  • April 1, 1990 – WrestleMania VI: Brutus Beefcake defeated Mr. Perfect w/The Genius.
  • 1990: Brutus Beefcake was involved in a freak parasailing accident and was fitted with steel plates and bolts in his face.

World Wrestling Federation III

  • February 15, 1993 – RAW: Brutus Beefcake defeated Ted DiBiase by Disqualification.
  • Brutus Beefcake returned to the WWF, but was brutally attacked by Ted DiBiase and IRS with a metal breifcase!
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan returned to the WWF and came to his friends rescue and set up a tag team match at Wrestlemania.
  • April 4, 1993 – WrestleMania 9: Money Inc. (Ted DiBiase and IRS) defeated Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake w/Jimmy Hart by DQ.

World Championship Wrestling

  • Brutus Beefcake followed Hulk Hogan to World Championship Wrestling, where Hogan quickly capture the World championship.

World Championship Wrestling – The 3 Faces of Fear (The Butcher)

  • Brutus Beefcake (as “The Butcher”) turned on Hulk Hogan and joined the Three Faces of Fear with Kevin Sullivan and Avalanche.
  • December 27, 1994 – Starrcade: Hulk Hogan defeated The Butcher (Brutus Beefcake) to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.
  • May 21, 1995 – Slamboree: Kevin Sullivan defeated The Man With No Name (Brutus Beefcake).

World Championship Wrestling – The Dungeon of Doom (The Zodiac)

  • Brutus Beefcake (as “The Zodiac”) then joined the Dungeon of Doom – whose sole purpose was the destruction of Hulkamania.
  • September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl: The Hulkamaniacs defeated The Dungeaon Of Doom in a War Games Cage match.
  • ~~~Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and Lex Luger and Sting defeated Kamala and The Zodiac and Shark (John Tenta) and Meng.
  • October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated The Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake).
  • Brutus Beefcake dissappeared for a few months and returned under another gimmick.

World Championship Wrestling – The Booty Man

  • Brutus Beefcake returned to WCW as “The Booty Man”, managed by Booty Babe.
  • February 26, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and The Booty Man defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan.
  • March 10, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savaga and The Booty Man defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan in a Lumberjack Strap Match.
  • March 17, 1996 – Nitro: The Booty Man defeated Arn Anderson.
  • March 24, 1996 – Uncensored: The Booty Man defeated Diamond Dallas Page in a Loser Leaves WCW match.
  • March 25, 1996 – Nitro: The Booty Man w/Booty Babe defeated Disco Inferno.
  • April 1, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan and The Booty Man w/Booty Babe defeated Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan.
  • April 15, 1996 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan b Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan w/Jimmy Hart and Woman and Elizabeth in a Handicap Match with help from The Booty Man (After the match, The Booty Babe kissed The Booty Man – – Also, the Giant came down and chokeslammed Hogan, but Hogan popped right back up and bodyslammed The Giant! – In all the excitement, Hogan scooped up Mean Gene but came to his senses and put him back down).
  • May 19, 1996 – Slamboree: Rick Steiner and The Booty Man defeated Scott Steiner and Craig Pittman in the 1st round match of the lethal lottery.
  • The Barbarian and Diamond Dallas Page defeated Rick Steiner and The Booty Man in the 2nd round of the lethal lottery later that night.
  • August 5, 1996 – Nitro: The Booty Man defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair by Disqualification.
  • Brutus Beefcake tried to join the new World order thinking he could bury the hatchet with his old friend Hollywood Hogan.
  • Hulk Hogan rejected Brutus Beefcake – and attacked the humbled Beefcake along with stablemates Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.
  • Brutus Beefcale popped up a year later as a member of nWo Hollywood (no explaination), 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 an average WCW jobber, even wrestling under 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 and Greg Valentine vs Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson ended in a DOUBLE CO.
  • November 11, 2005 – Ted DiBiase’s Power Wrestling Alliance: Tito Santana and Jim Duggan beat Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake.
  • December 10, 2005 – World League Wrestling: Wade Chism defeated Keith Walker and Brutus Beefcake in a 3-WAY match.
  • January 20, 2006 – Patriotic Pro Wrestling: Operation Liberty (Patriots #1 and #2) beat Brutus Beefcake and 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 and Bam Bam Mancuso defeated Brutus Beefcake and 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 and 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.
  • January 19, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Rocco Dorsey w/Sal Sincere.
  • January 20, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus Beefcake w/Vic Vorhees defeated Salvatore Sincere w/King I Du Stink
  • February 9, 2007 – NWS: Brutus Beefcake defeated Kevin Knight w/King I Du Stink in a “Loser get a Haircut” match
  • February 10, 2007 – National Wrestling Superstars: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Kevin Knight.
  • April 14, 2007 – Powerhouse Wrestling of New England: Brutus Beefcake defeated G.Q. Smooth in Massachusetts .
  • April 27, 2007 – Memphis Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake and Bubba The Love Sponge beat The New Assassins w/Sal Corrente
  • May 26, 2007 – Big Time Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake defeated Kurt Adonis by Submission in Bourne, Massachusetts .
  • June 24, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Syndicate: Koko B. Ware defeated Niles Young in a singles match.
  • ~~~Brutus Beefcake came out after the match and put Niles Young to sleep and cut some of his hair.
  • July 28, 2007 – Clash at the Cove: Brian Costello beat Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake by Countout in a 3-WAY.
  • August 9, 2007 – Prime Time Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake defeated Michael Von Patton in Hawkesbury, Ontario .
  • August 23, 2007 – Ballpark Brawl: Brutus Beefcake beat Jonny Puma and Cody Deaner in a Hair vs. Hair vs. Mullet match
  • September 1, 2007 – -Big Time Wrestling: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Wolfman Banford
  • September 8, 2007 – ECPW: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated “The Duke of Elegance” Don Chesterfield.
  • September 22, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Xtreme: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Reck in St. Thomas, Ontario ..
  • November 23, 2007 – Top Rope Promotions: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake beat “The Lebanese Prince” Paul Lombardi.
  • September 7, 2007 – World Class Canadian Wrestling: Blackjack Phoenix defeated Brutus Beefcake by Disqualification.
  • September 22, 2007 – PWX: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Reck.
  • October 27, 2007 – Pro Wrestling Unplugged: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake defeated Gangrel and Helter Skelter.
  • November 9, 2007 – AWA-Brew City Wrestling: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake won the AWA Brew City Tag Team titles.
  • ~~~Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Dinn T. More and Ryan Cross in Waukesha, WI.
  • January 4, 2008 – Top Rope Promotions: Brutus Beefcake and Tony Atlas defeated Jihad Islamabad and Furio Falcone
  • January 12, 2008 – Brew City Wrestling: American History Next beat Beefcake/Valentine and Urban Horsemen in a 3-WAY
  • March 14, 2008 – Top Rope Promotions: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake vs. “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka ended in a No Contest.
  • April 5, 2008 – New World Wrestling: Big Paulie Gilmore and Brutus Beefcake defeated Moondog Maximus and Professor Sushi.
  • ~~~With the victory, Big Paulie Gilmore and Brutus Beefcake became the NWW Tag Team champions.
  • April 11, 2008 – Top Rope Promotions: Greg Valentine and Brutus Beefcake defeated Master Flesh and Gregory Edwards.
  • May 3, 2008 – MWA Encore Classic: Cowboy Troy Hansen and Brutus Beefcake defeated Mr. Jones and Koko B. Ware in Lake, Iowa.
  • August 15, 2009 – Extreme Wrestling Federation: Brutus Beefcake and Kid Fabulous defeated Last Kings Of Scotland by DQ.
  • November 14, 2008 – East Coast Pro Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Masked Superstar.
  • November 22, 2008 – Top Rope Promotions: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Big Daddy Bravo..

Hulkamania Tour of Australia:

  • November 21, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Melbourne): Brutus Beefcake defeated Jon Heidenreich with a Sleeperhold.
  • November 24, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Perth): Edward Fatu (aka Umaga) defeated Brutus Beefcake w/Jimmy Hart.
  • November 26, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Brisbane): Mr. Anderson and Brutus Beefcake defeated Edward Fatu and Orlando Jordan
  • November 28, 2009 – Hulkamania Tour (Sydney): Brutus Beefcake w/Jimmy Hart defeated Orlando Jordan..
  • March 19, 2010 – Big Time Wrestling: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Jason Styles.
  • ~~~After the match; Brutus Beefcake cut some of Jason Styles hair off.
  • April 9, 2010 – Top Rope Promotions: Brutus Beefcake and Freightrain defeated The Prestige (Ryan Waters and Matt Magnum)
  • April 10, 2010 – International Wrestling Cartel: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honky Tonk Man.
  • June 12, 2010 – TSZ Wrestling (Fan Festival): Brutus Beefcake was interviewed and cut some hair off of Sturry in Metz, France.
  • November 6, 2010 – CIW (Ontario): Sid Vicious no-showed the event so CWI champion Brutus Beefacke issued an open challenge.
  • ~~~”Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner w/The Kingpin defeated Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake in Caledonia, Ontario.
  • ~~~Scott Steiner slugged Brutus Beefcake with brass knucks to win the CWI Heavyweight title!
  • November 19, 2010 – Wrestle Birmingham – “The Big Bang” (Nostalgia Show) at the famed Boutwell Auditorium:
  • ~~~Jake Roberts and Brutus Beefcake and Brickhouse Brown defeated Buddy Landel and Greg Valentine and Cameron Valentine.
  • December 4, 2010 – Great Lakes Championship Wrestling: Demolition defeated Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake and The Urban Assault Team and Jimmy Blaze and Eric Freedom in a 4-WAY to retain the GLCW World Tag Team Championships.
  • January 15, 2011 – Vintage Wrestling: Brutus Beefcake defeated Francisco Ciasto.
  • February 19, 2011 – TRP: Brutus Beefcake defeated Christopher Blackheart by DQ.
  • March 5, 2011 – PWS: Brutus Beefcake defeated Justin Corino.
  • April 30, 2011 – ECPW: Brutus Beefcake and Bushwacker Luke defeated The Masked Superstars.
  • May 15, 2011 – CWI: Brutus Beefcake and Bushwacker Luke defeated Colby Corino and Steve Corino.
  • August 12, 2011 – JCW: Brutus Beefcake was in the battle royal won by Zach Gowen.
  • September 24, 2011 – PHW: Brutus Beefcake defeated Jimmy Cash.
  • September 30, 2011 – TRP: Brutus Beefcake defeated Brandon Webb.
  • October 15, 2011 – CSW: Brutus Beefcake and Kraven defeated The Cambridge Brothers.
  • November 19, 2011 – CWI: Brutus Beefcake and Bushwacker Luke defeated The International Assassins.
  • January 28, 2012 – PWS: Brutus Beefcake was in the battle royal won by The Godfather.
  • May 18, 2012 – TRP: Brutus Beefcake defeated Mongo.
  • July 6, 2012 – TRP: Brutus Beefcake and Mike Paiva defeated The Lumberjake and Scotty Slade.
  • August 17, 2012 – TRP: Brutus Beefcake defeated Shane Marvel.
  • August 24, 2012 – PWR: Brutus Beefcake defeated Bennett Cole by DQ.
  • September 1, 2012 – CNWA: Vance Nevada defeated Brutus Beefcake by DQ.
  • September 2, 2012 – CNWA: Kyle Sebastian defeated Brutus Beefcake by DQ.
  • September 21, 2012 – NWS: Brutus Beefcake defeated Salvatore Sincere by DQ.
  • September 22, 2012 – NWS: Brutus Beefcake defeated Damien Darling.
  • April 12, 2013 – PWR: Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine defeated Rex Atkins and Troy Buchanan.
  • April 13, 2013 – PWR: Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine defeated Brett Mednick and Kevin Bennett.
  • June 15, 2013 – LSW: Andrew Anderson and Kraig Stagg defeated Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine.
  • July 27, 2013 – NWA: Brutus Beefcake defeated Andreas Rossi.
  • August 24, 2013 – Wrestling Legends Night: Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake defeated Mike Knox.