It Came From YouTube: Brutus Beefcake’s life turns into an old country song

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About 5 minutes, 40 seconds into the clip, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake returns to the WWF on February 1st, 1993.

and he has quite the sad story to tell.

Cue the “Sad News Music”!

Boy has his life been a mess for the last couple of years. He could write his own sad country song about it.

But, luckily for him; Hulk Hogan was there to save him and make everything better.

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9 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Brutus Beefcake’s life turns into an old country song"
  1. Ezenwa Anyanwu says:

    Rob Bartlett doing commentary, random Damien Demento sighting, and Brutus Beefcake is singing the blues. Wrestlecrap at its worst!

  2. Art0Donnell says:

    At around 10:10, someone in the audience shouts, “Kill yourself!”

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:


    • Paul R. from says:

      The crowd was pretty merciless on poor Brutus.

      You know, I always thought it was Brutus himself who was the one doing the parasailing. I never knew someone else was parasailing and he was just kneed in the face by that person.

  3. Martin Perkins says:

    at 11:50 gotta love the kid searching for buried treasure.

  4. Jeremy says:

    In summation, both his parents died, his wife left him and he broke his face, but at least he has Hulk Hogan, who will team with him for one match, then win the WWF title and leave Brutus with nothing to do until they both leave the WWF a few months later and Hogan wins the WCW Title, Brutus turns heel, loses to Hogan and struggles with failed gimmick after failed gimmick. Wow, what a comeback!

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      I hadn’t thought of it that way, but.. man; you just managed to make his life even MORE depressing than it already was up to that point.

  5. Jim from Boston says:

    The best (or worst) story about him: In February 2004, Leslie caused an anthrax scare at one of Boston’s MBTA train stations, Downtown Crossing, where he was working at the time as a toll collector. He had left a bag of cocaine in his booth, which a subway rider spotted and assumed to be anthrax. The building was evacuated as a precaution. Leslie checked into a drug rehabilitation facility after admitting that it was his cocaine.

  6. 80's Guy says:

    I always liked the Barber gimmick. Even with his failed gimmicks later on, he was pretty successful in the 80’s.

    For a woman to do that to him, though, is reprehensible. It’s funny that women cry about “equality” when they end up taking things they don’t even earn and continue to leech off of a guy’s paycheck.

    Doesn’t sound very “equal” to me.

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