Below the belt: Linda Hogan claims Hulkster, Beefcake were friends with benefits
In a radio interview promoting her new book, Linda Hogan (who continues to use her husband’s stage surname despite the grudge-match divorce) claims longtime Hulk buddy Ed Leslie (aka Brutus Beefcake and about a dozen other lame gimmicks) may have indeed been the Booty Man for the former WWF and WCW World champion.
The ex-wife of the immortal grappler appeared on Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour when the host went through a series of questions culled from fan emails; at one point, he asked Linda if her ex and Beefcake carried on “an intimate relationship.”
“Wow, I don’t know how to answer this, so I don’t end up getting a lawsuit,” she said, laughing. “A little bird told me, ‘Yes, I they think they did.’”
OK, the Hulk’s got issues, mostly when it comes to dating women who resemble his daughter and rubbing suntan lotion near Brooke’s ass, but I find it hard to believe this is anything more than cheap heat to attract attention to Linda’s fascinating work of literary genius.
That said, wherever Hulk seemed to be in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, Leslie was indeed always close behind–ah, so that explains his questionable push as Beefcake, a male-stripper-turned-hairstylist gimmick.
Much like Leslie, the sooner Linda fades into obscurity, the better.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Hogan’s sexuality has been called into question: “Dr. D” David Schultz made similar claims in this early ’80s AWA promo. The again, the good doctor also accused Jerry Lawler of having AIDS, so take that for what it’s worth.