Big Boss Man

American professional wrestler (1963-2004)
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Raymond Washington Traylor, Jr. (May 2, 1963 – September 22, 2004) was a American professional wrestler. He is best known for wrestling with the WWF under the ring name (The) Big Bossman and with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under the many different ring names.

Big Boss Man
Big Boss Man at a charity event on board the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 9, 2002
Born(1963-05-02)May 2, 1963[1]
Marietta, Georgia, U.S.[1]
DiedSeptember 22, 2004(2004-09-22) (aged 41)[1]
Dallas, Georgia, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Big Boss Man[1]
Big Bubba Rogers[1]
War Machine
The Boss[1]
Guardian Angel[1]
Ray Traylor[1]
Boss Man[1]
Billed height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Billed weight138 kg (304 lb)[1]
Billed fromThe Department of Corrections in Cobb County, Georgia
Trained byMickey Henry[1]
Ted Allen[1]

During his time with the WWF, he won the WWF Hardcore Championship four times where his fourth reign is credited as being the longest in WWF/E History. He also won the WWF Tag Team Championship one time with Ken Shamrock. He was one of the first members of The Corporation and served as their bodyguard.

He died of a heart attack in his Acworth, Georgia home on September 22, 2004.[2]

In 2016, Traylor was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Slick.[3]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 "Big Bossman Profile". Online World Of Wrestling. Archived from the original on 2015-11-15. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  2. "Death of Big Boss Man Ray Traylor". Archived from the original on 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  3. "Big Boss Man to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame's Class of 2016". WWE. Retrieved July 31, 2023.

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