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Ed Leslie has played several characters through his wrestling career. No doubt, Brutus Beefcake was the most successful and recognizable of his gimmicks. When he left the WWF after nearly a decade, he continued the character, under the name Brother Bruti and teamed with Hulk Hogan. After turning on the Hulkster he went through a series of personality changes, including one of the most ridiculous of all time, The Zodiac.
The character was a member of Kevin Sullivan's Dungeon of Doom. Zodiac had oddly spiked hair and wore black and white face paint, tights, and arm guards (I'm drawing a blank on what the gear is actually called). Honestly, he looked silly, but it was that era of gimmicky wrestler. The Dungeon was supposed to be a band of monsters all hell bent on destroying Hulkamania, but they were more laughable than scary in my opinion.
|The Zodiac & The Giant|
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Other than a series of tag team and multi-man matches, I don't remember much of Zodiac's in ring career. He eventually left the group and turned face, becoming the Booty Man. I've said it before, I'll say it again, I don't understand why WCW pulled him away from that Barber image. He was extremely popular in WWF, but I felt like he floundered at best when he signed with WCW. I'll admit I was a big Beefcake fan back in the day, but could never get behind any of his many personas in WCW, especially the Zodiac.