WWE have announced that Big Boss Man will be inducted into the 2016 Hall of Fame.
Boss Man, real name Ray Traylor, competed in WWF/WWE on several different occasions between 1998 and 2003.
Introduced as a corrections officer-turned-wrestler from Cobb County, Georgia in the late 80’s, Boss Man impressed many early on with his incredible agility, even more astounding given his 300lb frame.
Following a titanic tag-team with Akeem in the Twin Towers, Boss Man turned babyface and found a solid upper midcard spot in the WWF, notably having a memorable Jailhouse Match with The Mountie at SummerSlam 1991, and a Nightstick match with the infamous Nailz at Survivor Series 1992.
Leaving the WWF some time after, Traylor wrestled around the world, including a stint in World Championship Wrestling, before returning to the WWF in 1998. Now dressed in black riot gear, Boss Man was now a heel as Mr McMahon’s security in The Corporation. This association saw him compete regularly with top-line stars such as ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, The Undertaker and Mick Foley.
Away from the Corporation, there were also a rivalry with Big Show – culminating in the infamous segment where he interrupted the ‘funeral’ for Show’s father – and a Kennel from Hell match with Al Snow at Unforgiven 1999.
Traylor passed away in 2004.