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.
The Dragon: In the Sheik's (Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie) Army in the AWA. More bluntly, after Hansen won the Mid-South Wrestling North American Heavyweight Title on May 2, 1977, Brody 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.
Wrestlers such as "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, The Barbarian (Sionne Vailahi), Cactus Jack, "Mean" Mark Callous (The Undertaker) and Vader (who started out in the AWA in the 1980s as "The Baby Bull" Leon White and had some matches with Brody) all definitely drew a lot from Brody.
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.
Hoist by His Own Petard: It's how he lost his match against then-WWWF World Heavyweight ChampionBruno Sammartino on December 4, 1976. Brody had ripped the cover off of one of the turnbuckles. He grabbed Bruno in a headlock with the intention of sending Bruno headfirst into the buckle, but Bruno pushed Brody into it instead, with Bruno rolling up Brody for the pin.
Improbable Weapon User: In Japan, fans would line up to be beaten with cowbells on bull ropes by Brody and Stan Hansen.
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. During a cage match in the mid 80s, Brody's opponent Lex Luger did something to annoy Brody (Match referee Bill Alfonso suggests that Luger tried to call the match, despite Brody being the veteran). Brody's response was to stop selling completely and simple stare a hole through Luger, who threw punch after punch to no effect, before fleeing the cage prematurely in sheer terror.
One Steve Limit: Worked as King Kong Brody in St. Louis, Dick The Bruiser's World Wrestling Association in Indianapolis and other territories where Dick the Bruiser was established.
Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Had a notorious reputation among promoters for being hard to work with and refusing to job, and would in fact walk out if he didn't like a situation.
Part of this was due to his secure spot in All Japan Pro Wrestling and not wanting word of a job he had done to get back to AJPW's boss, Giant Baba.
Tag Team: The Miracle Power Combination, with Stan Hansen
Tag Team Twins: Once faced the Mexican Twin Devils (#1 and #2) in what was unofficially a handicap match as they would pull the inevitable Twin Switch routine. This went on until Don Diamond ran down to the ring and threw flour in the hair of one of them, with Brody pinning that one to win.
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.