Big Bossman

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Real Name - Ray Traylor
Lifespan - 5/2/63 - 9/23/04
6'6" 310 lbs. - Cobb County, GA

Aliases - Big Bubba Rogers, Warmachine, Big Bubba, the Boss, the Guardian Angel, Ray Traylor

Athletic background -

Professional background - Mid-Atlantic(`85-`86), UWF(`86), JCP/NWA(`86-`88), WWF(`88-`93), All Japan(`93), WCW(`94-`98), WWF/WWE(`98-), OVW(`02-)

Peak Years - `88-`94

Groups - Dungeon of Doom, New World Order, The Corporation, The Corporate Ministry

Career Highlights -
- Defeats the One Man Gang to win the UWF heavyweight title
- Upon entering the WWF becomes a top heel challenging Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage often
- Challenges Mr. Perfect for the IC title at Wrestlemania VII
- Enjoys a long, intense feud upon his WCW debut with top heel Vader
- Makes his return to the WWF in `98 as the head of security for Vince MacMahon's Corporation

Finisher(s) -
- Bossman Slam (Spike Slam)

Favorites -
- Spinebuster
- Uppercutt Punch
- Rope Splash
- Big Boot
- Low Blow

Ringwork Rating -
move set - 6
science - 0
aerial - 3
power - 10
strikes - 6

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 6
selling - 6
bumping - 7
heat - 6
carrying - 6
push - 6
legacy - 6

Serious Injuries - Knee (Required Surgery)

Place in History - Getting into wrestling and picking it up quickly allowed Ray Traylor many opportunities that wouldn't have been given to him otherwise. While not the biggest guy, he was a natural at many aspects of the game. As Big Bubba Rogers and the Big Bossman, he carved a place for himself in the premier companies quickly. He was probably the best worker of his size with only Bam Bam Bigelow as his real challenge in those days. As the Bossman, he was pushed hard immediately and was probably the best big man Hulk Hogan was ever paired with in the WWF. After slimming down and turning babyface, Bossman's game improved, but he was never able to get back near top. Pigeon-holed as an enforcer of sorts, Traylor never managed to shake that gimmick headed come into the business with for long. He bounced between WWF and WCW, never quite getting where he wanted and his body breaking down eventually. After the Big Bossman went out for surgery he was made a trainer/coach in OVW, where his know-how as one of the business's best bigmen can be passed along. While Ray Traylor is seldom regarded for his exceptional talents, he is definitely one of the best of his size to date.

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