BRUISER BRODY: "I'll never find out!"- once when asked what it felt like to lose, as quoted in The Pictorial History of Wrestling: The Good The Bad and The Ugly by Bert Randolph Sugar and George Napolitano.
Dave Meltzer: "Bruiser Brody is another one. He was in some of the great matches of all time, but he was also in some of the worst matches of all time when he was in the mood."- commenting on the AWA World Heavyweight Champion Nick Bockwinkel (w/Bobby "The Brain" Heenan)-Bruiser Brody match on Volume 1: Busted Open! of the Wrestling Gold DVD series.
The Dragon: In the Sheik's (Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie) Army in the AWA. Also, after Stan Hansen won the Mid-South Wrestling North American Heavyweight Title on May 2, 1977, cut a promo on "Cowboy" Bill Watts, the promoter and top star of Mid-South, about how it was his job to beat up Watts so that Hansen wouldn't have to worry about associating with "filth" like Watts.
Expy: The most blatant was John Nord, who patterned his Barbarian and Berzerker gimmicks directly on Brody, taking the Berzerker gimmick into full-on Viking territory. "The Barbaric Berzerker" Jimmy Jacobs drew on both, right down to the furry boots and "HUSS!" chant.
That said, Brody was also great with Wrestling Psychology and had a strong grounding in technical wrestling, which enabled him to have great matches with Terry Funk and Ric Flair in the territory days, thus subverting this trope.
No Sell: Brody was notoriously selective with who he would sell for, but it added greatly to his tough guy character. It was noted in the book Brody: The Triumph And Tragedy Of Wrestling's Rebel that it took a huge effort just to make Brody go to one knee, but anyone who managed it would instantly get over. When Brody did sell though, it was an amazing sight.
You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry: Sometimes, rather than walk out if he didn't like a situation, he would do what he could to wreck it instead. Infamously refused to cooperate with a young Lex Luger in a cage match in Florida in 1987, scaring Luger enough for him to climb out of the cage and run away. Bill Alfonso, the referee for the match, has said that the lesson was that you don't tell a veteran how to work a match.