Ray Traylor

American professional wrestler (1963-2004)

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

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


  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. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  2. "Death of Big Boss Man Ray Traylor". BretHart.com. Retrieved 2012-12-29.

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