Hulk Hogan inducting Brutus Beefcake into WWE Hall of Fame
July 5, 2020
Hulk Hogan has been officially announced as the person inducting Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake into the WWE Hall of Fame.
WWE released the news on Thursday, citing Hogan and Beefcake’s close friendship. The ceremony will be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday, and will air live on the WWE Network at 7 PM Eastern.
The two had a personal falling out in 2017, but have since reconciled.
The professional connection between Beefcake (real name Ed Leslie) and Hogan dates back to the 1970s when they often teamed in Southeastern territories.
The two later teamed again in WWF, most notably headlining 1989’s SummerSlam and the main event for the No Holds Barred movie PPV event, defeating Randy Savage and Zeus on both shows.
Beefcake would later join Hogan in WCW, where the two were alternately friends and foes. They headlined 1994’s Starrcade event in a singles match.
Beefcake, Honky Tonk Man, Torrie Wilson, D-Generation X, Harlem Heat, The Hart Foundation, and Sue Aitchison (Warrior Award) make up the 2019 HoF class.