Brutus Beefcake Responds to Allegations Made By Linda Hogan

Nick Paglino

During a recent interview conducted for Inside Edition, former WWE star Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake spoke on homosexual allegations made by Hulk Hogan's ex-wife Linda. The following are excerpts from the article, which you can read in full by clicking on the link above:

"Ed Leslie wrestles under the name Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake. He and Hulk Hogan have been like brothers for forty years.

INSIDE EDITION's Les Trent asked Leslie, "Are you gay? Were you guys lovers?"

Leslie replied, "Absolutely not. He's been my best [friend] for my entire life."

Leslie told Trent he was blind-sided when Hogan's ex-wife Linda Hogan said in a radio interview that she believes the two wrestlers had an intimate relationship.

Trent asked, "When you heard this in the news, this allegation by Linda, what was your reaction?"

"My mouth fell open. I was in Boston and was listening to a radio station or whatever it was, and I'm listening to her talk and tell this story, and I was in shock," said Leslie.

Brutus Beefcake says he considered Linda Hogan a friend, even though she and Hulk went through a bitter divorce after 24 years of marriage.

"Who could have seen this coming? I met Linda the day after Hulk met her. He's known her one day longer than I have. So who could have ever seen something like this. For it to get this ugly, it just wasn't forseeable," said Leslie."

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