Career Highlights

Brutus Beefcake’s Title History

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

Brutus Beefcake Career Highlights

The Early Days…

  • 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.
  • March 27, 1988 – WrestleMania IV: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honky Tonk Man by disqualification. The Honky Tonk Man retains the Intercontinental title.
  • April 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Gene Watson.
  • April 23, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Bob Bryant.
  • April 30, 1988 – Saturday Night Main Event: Brutus Beefcake defeated Danny Davis.
  • May 14, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Woody Lee.
  • June 4, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tom Stone.
  • June 12, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Pete Sanchez.
  • July 3, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Stephan de Leon.
  • July 9, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tommy Angel.
  • July 17, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chris Duffy.
  • July 30, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tim Dixon.
  • July 31, 1988 – WrestleFest: Brutus Beefcake defeated Hercules.
  • August 7, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Warren Bianchi.
  • August 21, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Brian Costello.
  • August 27, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tony Burton by DQ.
  • September 29, 1988 – MSG Network: Brutus Beefcake defeated Ron Bass.
  • October 1, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated George South.
  • October 9, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated John Ziegler.
  • October 16, 1988 – King Of The Ring: Ted DiBiase defeated Brutus Beefcake in the 1st round of the King of the Ring tournament.
  • October 29, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Gene Ligon.
  • November 6, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeats Craig Brown.
  • November 19, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated The Honky Tonk Man by disqualification.
  • November 24, 1988 – Survivor Series: Brutus Beefcake, Jim Brunzell, Sam Houston, The Blue Blazer & The Ultimate Warrior defeated Bad News Brown, Danny Davis, Greg Valentine, Ron Bass & The Honky Tonk Man in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 27, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated John Latu.
  • December 3, 1988 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chuck Campbell.
  • December 16, 1988 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Jim Atkinson.
  • January 7, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: Brutus Beefcake defeated Ron Bass in a hair vs hair match.
  • January 15, 1989 – Royal Rumble: Brutus Beefcake was in the Royal Rumble match won by Big John Studd.
  • January 23, 1989 – MSG Network: Mr. Perfect defeated Brutus Beefcake by count-out.
  • February 5, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Rusty Riddle.
  • February 11, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Sid Sharkey.
  • February 20, 1989 – MSG Network: Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick Rude.
  • February 26, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake vs. Dino Bravo ended in a double count-out.
  • March 4, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chris Duffy.
  • March 11, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick Rude by disqualification.
  • March 26, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tim Patterson.
  • April 2, 1989 – WrestleMania V: Brutus Beefcake vs. Ted DiBiase ended in a double count-out.
  • April 8, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Steve Stone.
  • May 13, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tony Leone.
  • May 21, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Thomas.
  • June 3, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tom Stone.
  • June 10, 1989 – MSG Network: Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Valentine.
  • June 11, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tom Stock.
  • June 25, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tom Burton.
  • July 1, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Jim Merkel.
  • July 16, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Greg Evans.
  • July 29, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chuck Williams.
  • July 29, 1989 – Saturday Night Main Event: Brutus Beefcake defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • August 28, 1989 – SummerSlam: Brutus Beefcake & Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage & Zeus.
  • September 9, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chuck Campbell.
  • September 17, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • September 30, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Barry Horowitz.
  • October 8, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Craig Green.
  • October 14, 1989 – King Of The Ring: Akeem defeated Brutus Beefcake in the 1st round of the King of the Ring tournament.
  • November 18, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Scott Colton.
  • November 23, 1989 – Survivor Series: The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake, Dusty Rhodes, The Red Rooster & Tito Santana) defeated The Enforcers (Bad News Brown, Rick Martel, The Big Boss Man & The Honky Tonk Man) in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 26, 1989 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Don Demmel.
  • December 2, 1989 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Alan Reynolds.
  • December 27, 1989 – No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie: Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake defeated Randy Savage and Zeus.
  • December 28, 1989 – MSG Network: Rick Martel defeated Brutus Beefcake.
  • January 6, 1990 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated George South.
  • January 14, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Tony Burton.
  • January 21, 1990 – Royal Rumble: The Genius w/Lanny Poffo vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake ended in a double disqualification.
  • February 11, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeats Pete Sanchez.
  • February 17, 1990 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Rick Rude by DQ.
  • February 19, 1990 – MSG Network: Brutus Beefcake & Hulk Hogan defeated Mr. Perfect & The Genius.
  • March 17, 1990 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Terry Zeller.
  • March 25, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Steve Vega.
  • April 1, 1990 – WrestleMania VI: Brutus Beefcake defeated Mr. Perfect w/The Genius.
  • April 14, 1990 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Williams.
  • April 22, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Chris Duffy.
  • May 12, 1990 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake vs. Dino Bravo ended in a double count-out, in the quarter-finals of the Intercontinental title tournament.
  • May 27, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Ken Johnson.
  • June 2, 1990 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Jim Ruby.
  • June 17, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Spike Jones.
  • June 23, 1990 – Superstars: Brutus Beefcake defeated Mike Durham.
  • July 1, 1990 – Wrestling Challenge: Brutus Beefcake defeated Dennis Allen.
  • 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 disqualification.

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.
  • November 16, 1994 – Clash of the Champions 29: Dave Sullivan, Hulk Hogan & Sting defeated The Three Faces Of Fear (Avalanche, Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher).
  • November 26, 1994 – Saturday Night: The Butcher defeated Larry Santo.
  • December 10, 1994 – Saturday Night: Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher defeated Barry Houston & Scott Sandlin.
  • December 17, 1994 – Saturday Night: Three Faces Of Fear (Avalanche, Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher) defeated The Armstrongs (Brad Armstrong, Brian Armstrong & Scott Armstrong).
  • December 27, 1994 – Starrcade: Hulk Hogan defeated The Butcher (Brutus Beefcake) to retain the WCW World Heavyweight title.
  • January 25, 1995 – Clash of the Champions 30: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeated Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher.
  • February 17, 1995 – Worldwide: Three Faces Of Fear (Avalanche, Butcher & Kevin Sullivan) defeated Brad Armstrong, Brian Armstrong & Scott Armstrong.
  • February 25, 1995 – Worldwide: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeated Avalanche & The Butcher.
  • March 25, 1995 – Saturday Night: Butcher & Kevin Sullivan defeated Kip Abee & Leroy Howard.
  • April 1, 1995 – Saturday Night: Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher defeated Steve Hall & Steve Storm.
  • April 16, 1995 – Worldwide: Stars And Stripes (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & The Patriot) defeated Kevin Sullivan & The Butcher.
  • May 6, 1995 – Saturday Night: Randy Savage defeated The Butcher in the 1st round.
  • May 13, 1995 – Worldwide: Man With No Name defeated Kevin Sullivan by DQ.
  • 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.
  • September 18, 1995 – Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Zodiac in a dark match.
  • October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated The Zodiac (Brutus Beefcake).
  • November 26, 1995 – World War 3: Zodia was in the 3 ring battle royal won by Randy Savage.
  • December 9, 1995 – NEW: Brutus Beefcake defeated JL Storm.
  • December 9, 1995 – Saturday Night: Zodiac defeated Chris Sawyer.
  • December 18, 1995 – Nitro: Zodiac defeated Disco Inferno in a dark match.
  • 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 11, 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 18, 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.
  • March 30, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Booty Man defeated Maxx Muscle.
  • 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 6, 1996 – Nitro: The Booty Man defeated Disco Inferno in a dark match.
  • 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.
  • May 25, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Booty Man defeated The Gambler.
  • June 1, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Booty Man defeated Mark Kyle.
  • June 29, 1996 – Worldwide: The Booty Man defeated The Gambler.
  • July 27, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Giant defeated The Booty Man to retain the world heavyweight title.
  • August 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Booty Man defeated Johnny Attitude in a dark match.
  • August 5, 1996 – Nitro: The Booty Man defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair by disqualification. Ric Flair retains the United States title.
  • 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.
  • June 11, 1998 – Thunder: Lex Luger & Randy Savage vs. The Disciple & The Giant ended in a no contest.
  • July 13, 1998 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated The Disciple.
  • September 28, 1998 – Nitro: The Disciple defeated Sick Boy.
  • October 5, 1998 – Nitro: The Disciple defeated Lenny Lane.
  • October 8, 1998 – Thunder: The Disciple defeated Horace.
  • October 24, 1998 – Saturday Night: The Disciple defeated Lenny Lane.
  • October 29, 1998 – Thunder: The Disciple defeated Tough Tom.
  • November 22, 1998 – World War 3: The Disciple was in the 3 ring battle royal won by Kevin Nash.
  • February 4, 1999 – Thunder: Norman Smiley defeated The Disciple.
  • February 6, 1999 – Worldwide: The Disciple defeated Lodi.
  • February 27, 1999 – Saturday Night: Jerry Flynn defeated The Disciple.
  • March 18, 1999 – Thunder: Disco Inferno defeated The Disciple.
  • March 20, 1999 – Saturday Night: Kenny Kaos defeated The Disciple.
  • April 1, 1999 – Thunder: Hollywood Hogan defeated The Disciple by DQ.
  • April 17, 1999 – Worldwide: Wrath defeated The Disciple.
  • July 10, 1999 – Saturday Night: The Disciple defeated Bobby Blaze.
  • August 7, 1999 – Worldwide: The Disciple defeated The Gambler.
  • August 14, 1999 – Saturday Night: The Disciple defeated The Barbarian.
  • August 28, 1999 – Worldwide: The Disciple defeated Villano V.
  • October 16, 1999 – Saturday Night: Disco Inferno defeated The Disciple.
  • November 6, 1999 – Worldwide: Jim Duggan defeated The Disciple.