Brutus Beefcake On Working With Zeus, The Challenges Of Portraying Different Characters & More!

WWE Hall of Famer Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake was recently the guest on The Wrestling Inc. Daily. Here are some highlights…

On having a sense of validation competing alongside Hulk Hogin in the main event of SummerSlam 1989:

“It was actually well deserved. They put me up in a position where I deserved to be. I wrestled [with] Hogan all over the country in front of sold out crowds every night of the week – in front of 20 to 30,000 people. So, SummerSlam was well deserved.”

On having two ppv matches with Zeus which helped further the celebrity’s feud with Hogan:

“Taking this guy, who had never been in the ring before, and doing what we did, and pulling it off without a single mistake is a mitzvah. a miracle. I started patting myself on the back like Barry Horowitz because we pulled off the impossible.”

On the Doomsday Cage match in WCW:

“That was insane stuff. I didn’t feel safe in there, I was just happy to get out of there in one piece.”

On if fans at conventions show interested in the other characters he’s portrayed:

“It’s mostly all about The Barber. I mean there are definitely some Zodiac fans, some occasional fans refer to be The Disciple, but 99.9% percent of the fans know me as The Barber.”

On the challenges of portraying such a wide variety of gimmicks:

“It was a challenge to step into a completely different personality and make it work, and be successful at it. I’ve had to a bunch of them, and was successful at all of them. Not sure a lot of others have been able to accomplish that, so I feel really good about myself. It required me to either lose or add weight, grow a beard, or do particular things to get into a character.”

Click here to watch the full interview.

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