Missy Leslie, the wife of Ed Leslie, aka Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, is asking fans for prayers as her husband deals with health issues.
Missy noted on Facebook that Brutus has a blood pressure reading of 170/110 with shortness of breath and a headache. There is no further update available at this moment other than he was at the doctor’s on Wednesday morning.
Beefcake wrestled all around the world for various promotions but fans probably know him best from his years in the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. Beefcake started out as a heel in the WWF before becoming a beloved babyface in the late 80s that would cut the hair off his opponents after matches.
His career was paused for a couple of years due to a parasailing accident before he returned for a brief run in the WWF in 1993 and then joining his best friend Hulk Hogan in WCW where he wrestled under different names including The Butcher, The Zodiac, Brother Bruti, The Man With No Name, The Booty Man and The Disciple.
Beefcake was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2019 and he recently appeared on an episode of WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures on the A&E Network.
We wish him a full and speedy recovery.