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10 WWE Stars Who Flopped In WCW

It has been 22 years since Bret Hart's career was effectively ended...

9. Brutus Beefcake

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Don't call him Brutus Beefcake, of course. That's WWE intellectual property. 

Just call him The Butcher, The Clipmaster, The Booty Man, The Zodiac, The Man With No Name, The Disciple...

Yeesh.

Brother Bruti (there's another one!) went through names and gimmicks like most folks go through hot dinners. None of them were very good and none of them came close to matching the success he had in WWE. 

As one of the best friends of Hulk Hogan, Beefcake was kept on the payroll as long as the Hulkster was around and was given chance after chance after chance to get over. 

The two even worked a programme together, culminating in their WCW Title match in the main event of Starrcade 1994. It was rubbish, and the Beefster never got near the title scene again, though he was always doing something

Clearly there as a favour to a real top star, Ed Leslie really didn't add much to the product. With his phony schtick and behind-the-times style, he looked like a dinosaur out there at times. 

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