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Brutus Beefcake's Cageside Evaluation

His name is Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former WWE Tag Team Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. The Barber - Probably his best and most known gimmick, many of you named it as a favorite during your youth.
  2. Barbershop - If for nothing else, it helped give us one of the best heel turns ever.
  3. Comeback - Injured in a para-sailing accident, his entire facial skeleton was crushed, and required over 100 metal plates to repair it. This put him out of wrestling for about 2 years.
  4. Nice Guy - By the accounts we have, he was a good presence backstage, and wasn't known to throw his weight around.
  5. Hogan Tag-Team - Known as the Mega-Maniacs, he wrestled with Hogan at WrestleMania IX, one of his more notable career moments.

Best comment comes via Superdestroyer#11:

"According to Hart’s book, he was a nice enough guy most of the time and didn’t throw any weight around. I’m a little ashamed to admit he was one of my favorites as kid with that weird smile, big shears, and animal print pants ( I loved animals as a kid). I liked the barbershop and laughed at the cartoony-ness of it, like him getting chased by HOSSes whose hair he did a bad job on. My final two, he fully cemented the explosion of the Mega Powers, by attempting to stop Randy Savage from attacking Hogan and of course, he’s become one of the most famous examples of why you DON’T want to get on Meng/Haku’s bad side."


What you loathed:

  1. Coattail Rider - He was Hogan's friend, and he rarely left his side, even on-screen.
  2. Gimmicks - He's had about 18 gimmicks, and basically all of them were terrible.
  3. Drugs - Much like others in his era, steroid use was a common occurrence.
  4. In-Ring - Not exactly known for his wrestling prowess.
  5. WCW Run - this, via Wiki: "The Butcher continued wrestling for some time after The 3 Faces of Fear broke up in January 1995, then became amnesic, as The Man with No Name. Leslie rejoined Sullivan in his new stable The Dungeon of Doom, as The Zodiac, a character wearing black and white face paint and only ever saying, "Yes, no, yes, no!" The Dungeon of Doom feuded with Hogan for most of the remainder of 1995. Hogan eventually turned Zodiac against his stablemates by revealing him as a mole. After leaving The Dungeon of Doom, Leslie became The Booty Man, and his gimmick was that of a man infatuated with his own buttocks, shaking them on the way to the ring and during matches. His signature move was a "high knee."

Best comment comes via Dr. Handsome, D.D.S.:

"His WCW run (and honestly, how many frickin’ guys do we have to say that about?) I think we can say the reverse on only a few people, like Vader."

On to the poll! With 179 votes, Brutus Beefcake's average score 2.9.

Tomorrow's pick was allegedly feared by Andre the Giant.

Until then!

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