[Big Bossman Gallery]
||The Big Bossman
||May 2, 1962
||Cobb County, GA
|Height & Weight:
||6'6" - 315 lbs.
||Mickey "The Hammer" Henry
||War Machine (NWA)
Big Bubba Rogers (NWA)
The Boss (WCW)
The Gardian Angel (WCW)
Ray Traylor (WCW)
Big Van Vader
The Big Show
UWF (Universal Wrestling Federation) World Heavyweight title defeated One Man Gang (April 19, 1987);
WWF Tag Team titles w/Test ();
WWF Hardcore title ();
Ray Traylor REALLY WAS a prison guard in Marietta, Georgia and gave that up to pursue a career in wrestling..
Ray Traylor did a few squash matches (losing end) in Verne Gagne's AWA most notably getting squashed by King Kong Bundy..
National Wrestling Alliance
Ray Traylor got his start as "Big Bubba Rogers", the bodyguard of Jim Cornette in the National Wrestling Alliance..
Ray Traylor competed as "The War Machine" at the second War Games Event on the team of the Four Horsemen..
Ray Traylor left the National Wrestling Alliance after a dispute over his pay..
Universal Wrestling Federation
April 19, 1987--UWF (Mid South): Big Bubba Rogers defeated One Man Gang to capture the UWF World Heavyweight title..
July 11, 1987--UWF (Mid South): Steve Williams defeated Big Bubba Rogers to win the UWF World Heavyweight title..
World Wrestling Federation
July 31, 1988 - Wrestlefest: The Big Bossman defeated Scott Casey..
August 28, 1989 - Summerslam: The Big Bossman defeated Koko B.Ware..
October 29, 1988 - SNME: The Big Bossman defeated Jim Powers..
World Wrestling Federation - Twin Towers
The Big Bossman formed a tag team with Akeem calling themselves "The Twin Towers" managed by Slick..
February 3, 1989 - The Main Event II: Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeated Akeem & The Big Bossman w/Slick..
April 2, 1989 - Wrestlemania V: The Twin Towers defeated The Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels)..
May 27, 1989 - SNME: Hulk Hogan defeated The Big Bossman in a "Steel Cage" match to retain the WWF title..
August 28, 1989 - Summerslam: Jim Duggan & Demolition defeated Andre the Giant & The Twin Towers..
November 25, 1989 - SNME: Dusty Rhodes defeated The Big Bossman..
January 21, 1990 - Royal Rumble: "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan defeated The Big Bossman by DQ..
Late 1989: The Twin Towers broke up and The Big Bossman turned face..
World Wrestling Federation - Babyface Bossman
April 1, 1990 - Wrestlemania VI: The Big Bossman defeated Akeem..
April 28, 1990 - SNME: The Big Bossman defeated Akeem by Disqualification..
November 23, 1990 - SNME: Mr. Perfect defeated The Big Bossman by Countout..
January 19, 1991 - Royal Rumble: The Big Bossman defeated The Barbarian..
March 24, 1991 - Wrestlemania VII: The Big Bossman defeated Mr. Perfect (IC Champ) by Disqualification..
October 3, 1991 - Royal Albert Hall: Earthquake defeated The Big Bossman..
August 26, 1991 - Summerslam: The Big Bossman defeated The Mountie in a "Jailhouse" match..
April 5, 1992 - Wrestlemania 8: Duggan/Slaughter/Virgil/Bossman beat Mountie/Repo Man/Sags/Knobbs..
November 24, 1992 - Survivor Series: The Big Bossman defeated Nailz in a "Nightstick" match..
January 24, 1993 - Royal Rumble: Bam Bam Bigelow defeated The Big Bossman..
World Championship Wrestling - The Boss
Ray Traylor resurfaced in World Championship Wrestling as "The Boss"..
December 27, 1993 - Starrcade: Rick Rude defeated The Boss to retain the International title..
April 17, 1994 - Spring Stampede: Big Van Vader w/Harley Race defeated The Boss in a bloody Grudge match..
~~~After the match, The Boss snapped and destroyed Harley Race with the night stick until Nick Bockwinkel stepped in..
~~~Nick Bockwinkel confiscated The Boss' night-stick and handcuffs and said he can no longer be "The Boss"..
World Championship Wrestling - The Guardian Angel
Ray Traylor changed his name to "The Guardian Angel" and remained a babyface..
July 17, 1994 - Bash at the Beach: Big Van Vader defeated The Guardian Angel by Disqualification..
September 18, 1994 - Fall Brawl: Big Van Vader defeated Sting and Guardian Angel in a Triangle match..
October 23, 1994 - Halloween Havoc: Big Van Vader defeated The Guardian Angel..
The Guardian Angel turned heel and changed his name back to "Big Bubba Rogers"..
World Championship Wrestling - Big Bubba Rogers
Big Bubba Rogers joined Kevin Sullivan's Dungeon of Doom..
February 19, 1995 - Superbrawl V: Randy Savage & Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers & Avalanche (John Tenta)..
March 19, 1995 - Uncensored: Big Bubba Rogers defeated Sting..
May 21, 1995 - Slamboree: Sting defeated Big Bubba Rogers in a "Lights Out" match..
September 17, 1995 - Fall Brawl: Big Bubba Rogers defeated Mark Minh in a dark match..
November 26, 1995 - World War III: Big Bubba Rogers defeated "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan..
June 16, 1996 - Great American Bash: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers..
July 7, 1996 - Bash at the Beach: John Tenta defeated Big Bubba Rogers in a Carson City Silver Dollar Match..
World Championship Wrestling - new World order
1997: Big Bubba (dropped the "Rogers") joined the new World order..
January 25, 1997 - Souled Out: Big Bubba defeated Hugh Morrus in a Mexican Death match..
Late 1997: Big Bubba quit the nWo and started to go by his real name, Ray Traylor..
December 28, 1997 - Starrcade: Randy Savage & Scott Norton & Vincent beat Ray Traylor & The Steiners..
January 24, 1998 - Souled Out: Ray Traylor & The Steiners beat Konnan & Scott Norton & Buff Bagwell..
World Wrestling Federation - The Corporation
September 1998: Ray Traylor returned to the WWF under a mask acting as Vince McMahon's bodyguard..
~~~It is soon revealed that it was THE BIG BOSSMAN under the mask, and Bossman officially joined The Corporation..
November 15, 1998 - Survivor Series: Steve Austin defeated The Big Bossman in the First Round of a Tournament..
December 13, 1998 - Rock Bottom: New Age Outlaws defeated The Big Bossman & Ken Shamrock..
February 14, 1999 - St. Valentine's Day Massacre: The Big Bossman defeated Mideon..
March 28, 1999 - Wrestlemania XV: The Undertaker defeated The Big Bossman in a Hell in a Cell match..
May 23, 1999 - The Union defeated The Corporate Ministry (Acolytes/Bossman/Viscera)..
World Wrestling Federation - Hardcore Division (vs Al Snow)
July 25, 1999 - Fully Loaded: The Big Bossman defeated Al Snow to win the Hardcore title..
Summerslam 1999: Al Snow defeated The Big Bossman for the Hardcore title..
September 26, 1999 - Unforgiven: Al Snow defeated The Big Bossman in a "Dog Kennel from Hell" match..
World Wrestling Federation - vs The Big Show
October 11, 1999 - RAW: The Big Show found out that his father was terminally ill with cancer..
~~~Later on, The Big Show had his scheduled match with The Big Bossman, who cut a tasteless promo against Big Show's dad..
October 1999: The Big Bossman paid a friend to tell The Big Show that his father died (even though it was not true)..
The Big Bossman later stole a stop watch from Big Show's dad at the hospital and smashed it with a hammer!
October 28, 1999 - SD!: The Big Show snapped and pushed a dumpster on top of a car containing Bossman & Albert!
December 12, 1999 - Armageddon: The Big Show defeated The Big Bossman to retain the WWF title..
World Wrestling Federation - The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan
February 27, 2000 - No Way Out: Tazz defeated The Big Bossman in 47 seconds..
April 2, 2000 - Wrestlemania: The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan defeated The Godfather & D'Lo Brown..
April 30, 2000 - Backlash: The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanon defeated The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw)..
World Wrestling Federation - The Big Bossman
December 2001: The Big Bossman mase a surprise return, siding with Booker T in a feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin..
April 1, 2002 - RAW: The Hardy Boyz defeated The Big Bossman & Mr. Perfect..
Bossman was assigned to Ohio Valley Wrestling to help train and teach younger wrestlers..
October 30, 2002 - OVW Taping: Big Bossman/Charlie Haas/Mr. P (John Cena) defeated Lance Cade/Sean O'Haire/Rene Dupree..
September 24, 2003: Ray Traylor was spotted backstage at a NWA Total Nonstop Action show..
April 2004: Ray Traylor toured IWA Japan, and took occassional Indy dates in the United States..
July 17, 2004--Iron Ring Wrestling: Bunkhouse Buck (Jimmy Golden) defeated The Big Bossman..
September 22, 2004: Ray Traylor suddenly passed away at his home as a result of a massive heart attack -- he was 42..
~~~His wife found him unconcious in a room and paramedics were unable to revive him -- Rest in Peace..