The Big Boss Man

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 310 lbs

Real Name: Ray Traylor

DOB: 8/10/1962

DOD: 9/22/2004

Hometown: Cobb County, Georgia

Other Names: Big Bubba Rogers (UWF, NWA, WCW), the Boss (WCW), Guardian Angel (WCW), Ray Traylor (WCW)

Wrestler Since: 1985

Finishing Maneuver: Traylor Trash(WCW), Boss Man Slam (WWF)

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #96(2000), #94(1999), #188(1997), #93(1996), #55(1994), #58(1993), #23(1992), #25(1991)

Other Related Websites:
nWo - Rollercoaster Bio
The Big Bossman - Online World of Wrestling Bio
The Big Boss Man - Wikipedia Bio

History: The gimmick truly created the wrestler in this case. Who can say how well Ray Traylor would be remembered if it were not for his ability to deliver "Hard Time"? Traylor first appeared as Big Bubba Rogers in the UWF, and did at one time win the UWF Heavyweight Title over the One Man Gang. He then came to the NWA, when it absorbed the UWF. The "Bubba" gimmick did not work well for him, however, and he soon went to the WWF, appearing at Summerslam '88 as the Big Boss Man. He was managed by "The Doctor of Style" Slick, and quickly took out Koko B. Ware. For the next few months, the Big Boss Man brutally attacked wrestlers, handcuffing them to the top rope and using his nightstick on them. It was during one of these antics that the Boss Man finally gained recognition, when he attacked Hulk Hogan during an episode of the Brother Love show. This led to a massive feud between the Twin Towers (the Boss Man and Akeem(One Man Gang)) and the Mega-Powers (Hogan & "Macho Man" Randy Savage). This feud continued for many months, until the Mega-Powers broke up.

The Twin Towers then concentrated on the tag-team division, feuding with the Rockers, Demolition, and others. The Big Boss Man also had a personal feud with "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, who had stolen his handcuffs & nightstick. They both formed teams and met up at the 1989 Survivor Series, where Rhodes eventually won out. After the match, though, the Boss Man reclaimed his nightstick and brutally beat the Dream. The Boss Man's attitude began to change in the coming months of '90, though, becoming more focused on "justice" then "vengence". At one point, the Boss Man took down Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who had stolen the Million Dollar Belt from Ted DiBiase. The Boss Man returned the belt to DiBiase, only to find out that Slick had actually been paid for the Boss Man's 'services'. The Boss Man, angry, turned right around and took the belt back to Roberts, who had been left, handcuffed, in the ring. This led to a break-up between the two, as the Boss Man finally left Slick behind and became a face, feuding with some of his old adversaries, including his former tag-team partner, Akeem.

The Boss Man later began teaming up with his former foe, Hulk Hogan, against many forces, including the Canadian Earthquake & Dino Bravo. He also feuded some with various wrestlers under the tutelege of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, who for some reason kept insulting the Boss Man's mother. Through the first 6 months of 1991, the Boss Man tore through the wrestlers under Heenan's control, including the Barbarian, Haku, & Mr. Perfect (Curt Hennig). Finally, the Boss Man got his hands on the Brain, taking him down in the ring. The Boss Man would later feud with the Mountie (winning a "Loser Spends The Night In Jail" match over him), then began a personal feud in 1992 with a supposed ex-inmate from his time as a prison worker in Cobb County, Georgia, by the name of Nailz. Nailz stalked the Boss Man for a while, then finally attacked, putting the Boss Man out of wrestling for a short time. The Boss Man reappeared later on in '92, defeating Nailz in a Nightstick match at the Survivor Series. This was the Boss Man's last push for a time, though, in the WWF, as he rarely got any major momentum behind him. In 1993, he departed from the company, and appeared for a few months in Smokey Mountain Wrestling, where he had a great feud with "The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan. But Traylor soon opted to return to his former stomping grounds at WCW.

When he came to WCW as the Boss, Traylor brought legal problems onto WCW from the WWF, who had a trademark on "Big Boss Man". Traylor soon changed his name to the Guardian Angel, a not-well-thought-out idea that did not last long. Traylor then returned to his roots as Big Bubba Rogers and joined the Dungeon of Doom. For a long time, Big Bubba Rogers, along with Avalanche (Earthquake), had a major feud with Sting and "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Later, Avalanche and Rogers feuded as well. When the nWo arose in 1996, Big Bubba was offered a contract with them, which he decided to take up, turning on his Dungeon of Doom partners. In February '97, Big Bubba was surprise-attacked by an unknown wrestler and was put in the hospital. During the 6 month leave, Bubba's contract was declared void, and the nWo made no effort to resign him. Traylor returned to wrestling as himself, and immediately began a feud with the nWo. Teaming sometimes with the Steiner Brothers, Traylor led a massive attack against the nWo.

Near the end of '98, Traylor left WCW and headed back to the WWF as the Big Boss Man, becoming a key member of Vince McMahon's Corporation. His first appearance was under a mask, when he attacked "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, McMahon's major rival. This led to a feud between the two, where the Boss Man lost, via DQ, to Austin at the Survivor Series. In November '98, the Boss Man competed in the World Title Tournament, but lost in the first round to the Rock. This proved to be only a minor setback, though, as the Boss Man later won the Hardcore Title from Mankind in a Ladder Hardcore match, after the Rock interfered. Later, he and Ken Shamrock teamed up to win the WWF Tag-Team Titles from the New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Jesse James) the day after the December PPV, giving Traylor two titles at once for a brief period, before he lost the Hardcore Title to James a week later. This sent the Boss Man into a feud with James, going into 1999, and they met at the Royal Rumble in a non-title match. After a few minutes of back-and-forth action, the Boss Man came out with a surprise Boss Man Slam and got the win. Later that night, the Boss Man competed in the Royal Rumble, managing to throw out D'Lo Brown & X-Pac before getting tossed by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin near the end. Vince McMahon later won the Rumble.

A few weeks later, the Boss Man and Shamrock were defeated by Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart, losing the tag-team titles. Despite the loss, the Boss Man stayed with the Corporation, later feuding with the Undertaker's Ministry. He faced and defeated Viscera(Mabel) at the February PPV, which gave him the push towards fighting the Undertaker himself. They met at Wrestlemania XV in a Hell in a Cell, to keep the Undertaker's Brood away from the action. It was a furious battle, where the Boss Man just couldn't put the undead master away. In the end, the Undertaker hit a Tombstone Piledriver, knocking the Boss Man out and getting the pin. After the match, the Brood came down from the ceiling and landed on top of the cage, bringing a hangman's noose with them. They put it through the cage and got it around the Boss Man's throat. Paul Bearer then raised the cage, 'hanging' the Boss Man.

The Big Boss Man was held in the background for a while, especially when the Corporation and the Ministry joined together (Corporate Ministry). He did wrestle a dark match at Backlash '99, losing to Kane, but got very little exposure. He later appeared soon after, still by Vince McMahon's side, ready to help him, even if he did have to join with the Undertaker's crew. At No Way Out in May '99, the Big Boss Man, Viscera, Farooq, & Bradshaw fought an Elimination match against the Union (Mankind, the Big Show, Ken Shamrock, & Test), who had started a war against the Corporate Ministry. This was the night when Owen Hart tragically fell to his death, which gave the match less meaning. Nonetheless, the competitors went on with it. First Test was eliminated by Bradshaw. Shamrock got revenge for his partner, forcing Bradshaw to tap out to his ankle lock, but then lost control of his famous temper and suplexed the referee, DQ'ing himself and making it 3-2. The Big Show then came in and took out Farooq with a chokeslam, before brawling with Viscera to the outside, where both were counted out. This left the Boss Man against Mankind, and although the Boss Man tried his best, he was still forced to submit to the Mandible Claw.

The next task for the Boss Man was the King of the Ring tournament. Unfortunately, he was unable to make much of a run for it, losing in the first round to X-Pac. He later had a minor feud with the former members of the Ministry, Mideon & Viscera, losing to them in a "Dark Handicap" match at the KOTR '99 PPV. The Boss Man then ventured back to his old nitch, as the Ministry & the Corporation basically began falling apart. He started challenging for the Hardcore Title, since it allowed him the use of his nightstick in matches. Eventually, he got his shot at Fully Loaded '99, facing the champion, Al Snow, who also had a famous weapon, Head. The two brawled all over the arena, eventually going outside and battling there as well. Finally, after handcuffing Snow to a fence, the Boss Man beat on Snow with a baton, knocking him out enough to get the pinfall and the Hardcore Title for the second time. The two men continued to feud for the next month, adding in a third person, "The Roaddogg" Jesse James. James was scheduled to be involved in the Hardcore Title match at Summerslam '99, but was pulled that night, and would get his title shot the next day on Raw.

With James following the two men around, the Boss Man and Snow had a wicked brawl, just as brutal as their previous PPV appearance. They once again left the arena, this time battling down the street into a nearby bar. The heat between the Boss Man and James erupted again, as, after the Boss Man insulted him, the Roaddogg attacked him with his own nightstick. Snow then took out the Boss Man on a pool table and got the victory, regaining the Hardcore Title. A few days later, however, the Boss Man got revenge, taking out Snow and getting the Hardcore belt for the third time. A few weeks later, a challenge by the Boss Man was answered by the British Bulldog, who won the match and the title, then later gave it back to Snow, whom he thought was the most worthy candidate. This only made the feud grow bigger, leading to a "Kennel From Hell" match at Unforgiven '99. With rotweillers on the outside, and surrounded by two cages, the Boss Man and Snow got it on for the title. Both men were bleeding by the end of the match, which saw Snow escape the series of cages and stay the Hardcore Champion.

In October '99, the Boss Man began a feud with the Big Show, after during a match between them, the Boss Man used his nightstick on him, being DQ'ed. When the Boss Man tried to put handcuffs on the Big Show, they proved to be too small, which allowed the Big Show to rise back up and chokeslam him. It was later announced that the Big Show's father was terminally ill, causing the Big Show to be slightly unstable. The Big Boss Man used this to his advantage in the next few weeks, constantly challenging the Big Show, and winning one match via forfeit when he had a phony policeman inform the Big Show that his father had passed away. The Big Boss Man also won a three-way battle over the Big Show & Al Snow by bloodying the Big Show with his nightstick, winning the Hardcore Title for the fourth time. The Big Boss Man and the Big Show continued to feud fot the next month, which intensified when the Big Show's father 'died' (he had actually been dead for years). At the funeral, the Big Boss Man crashed in with his truck, running over the Big Show, then chaining up the casket and driving away with it.

At the Survivor Series, the Big Boss Man, along with his allies, Prince Albert, Viscera, & Mideon, faced the Big Show in a Handicap Elimination match. The Big Show had destroyed his other partners the week before. In the match, the furious Big Show destroyed Mideon, Albert, and Viscera within a minute. The Big Boss Man, realizing how things were, quickly beat a retreat, losing via Countout. Later that night, the Big Show entered the main event match against the Rock & Hunter Hearst Helmsley, after "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was taken out by a car, and won the World Title. This gave the Big Boss Man his first main event feud in a long time, as he continued to harass the Big Show, attacking him during each of his matches. The two finally met at Armageddon '99, with the Big Show dominating once again. Interference from Prince Albert (that got him put through a table) helped the Boss Man for a short time, but not long enough to matter, as the Big Show got the Showstopper and won the match easily.

The Big Boss Man's push faded rapidly in the year 2000. In January, he was beaten by Test, losing the Hardcore Title once again. He then went on to compete in the Royal Rumble that year, eliminating Rikishi Phatu (with help), Chyna, & Farooq, before being tossed out by the winner, the Rock. The Big Boss Man stayed allied with Prince Albert for a little while longer, while feuding with newcomer Tazz. He fought the man at No Way Out '00 in a very short match, where Prince Albert quickly came down to make it a double-team on him. The Big Boss Man thus lost via DQ. Soon after, the Boss Man turned on Albert, instead allying himself with another newcomer to the WWF, Bull Buchannon. The two formed a powerful tag-team, one that won by pure strength alone. They began feuding with D'Lo Brown & the Godfather (otherwise known as Team Pimp), and met up at Wrestlemania 2000 in the opening match. After a Bossman Slam on D'Lo Brown, Bull got his legdrop for the victory.

The Boss Man & Bull Buchanan next feuded with the Acolytes, a tough tag-team made up of Farooq & Bradshaw. After various encounters, the two teams fought at Backlash in April '00. It was a furious fight that had the Boss Man and Farooq battling on the outside. Inside the ring, however, Bull took out Bradshaw with a Top-Rope Axe Kick to get the victory, a second-straight PPV win for the tag-team. However, this was about all she wrote for the duo, as they later broke up. While Bull Buchanan went on to better things, the Big Boss Man sank into the recesses of the WWF. He competed in the King of the Ring tournament in June '00, only to once again be eliminated in the first round, this time by Buh-Buh Ray Dudley. The Boss Man first moved into the lower television shows, then began wrestling dark matches for the WWF. In September '00, the Boss Man underwent knee surgery, putting him on the shelf for a while. When he recovered from the surgery, the Boss Man stayed in the back for some time.

In December '01, the Boss Man made a surprise appearance during a Steve Austin/Booker T "First Blood" Match, helping Booker T get the victory by busting open Austin with a chair shot. This led to a short resurgance for the Boss Man, as he allied himself again with Mr. McMahon in helping out Booker T at every opportunity. He even competed in the '02 Royal Rumble match. Unfortunately, not only was the Boss Man #3, but he was given the Stink Face by Rikishi and was the first man eliminated. Over the next few months, the Boss Man was used sparingly as a wrestler usually only in dark matches. In the summer of '02, the Boss Man went to Ohio Valley Wrestling, not as a wrestler, but as a trainer, putting to good use all of the knowledge he had accumulated over his career.

For the next few years, Ray Traylor worked at getting other wrestlers to be the best they could be. He earned praise as a good trainer, teaching many of them how to be a professional wrestler. He also briefly attempted entering the political world, running for Commission Chairman in Paulding County, Georgia, in July '04. He also organized a 911 memorial in September. Only a few weeks later, on September 22, 2004, Traylor died of a massive heart attack. He was 42.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (33 - 50)
- Texas Cup Title Tournament (January '86) = Big Bubba beat Mike Golden, then lost to Bruiser Brody, who went on to win the tournament.
- WCW Starrcade '86 = Big Bubba Rogers KO'ed Ronnie Garvin in a "Louisville Street Fight" Match.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (June '87) = Bubba Rogers retained the UWF Title, defeating Barry Windham.
- WCW Great American Bash '87 = Bubba Rogers and the Angel of Death lost to then-UWF Tag-Team Champions Brad Armstrong and Tim Horner.
- NWA Mid-South Superdome Extravaganza (August '87) = Bubba Rogers lost a "First Blood Steel Cage Elimination" match to The Freebirds. Black Bart and the Terminator were the other participants.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (March '88) = Big Bubba Rogers defeated Shunji Takano.
- WWF Wrestlefest '88 = The Big Boss Man pinned Scott Casey.
- WWF Summerslam '88 = The Big Boss Man defeated Koko B. Ware.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #17 (October '88) = The Big Boss Man defeated Jim Powers.
- WWF Survivor Series '88 = The Twin Towers (the Big Boss Man and Akeem), Ted DiBiase, Haku, and the Red Rooster fought in an "Elimination" Match against the Mega Powers, Koko B. Ware, Hercules and Hillbilly Jim. The Big Boss Man was DQ'ed. Hulk Hogan was the "survivor".
- WWF Royal Rumble '89 = The Big Boss Man competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Big John Studd.
- WWF Main Event II (February '89) = The Twin Towers lost to the Mega Powers.
- WWF Wrestlemania V ('89) = The Twin Towers defeated the Rockers (Marty Jannetty & Shawn Michaels).
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #21 (April '89) = The Big Boss Man lost a "Steel Cage" Match to the WWF World Champ, Hulk Hogan.
- WWF Summerslam '89 = The Twin Towers and Andre the Giant lost to Demolition and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #24 (October '89) = The Big Boss Man was pinned by Dusty Rhodes.
- WWF Survivor Series '89 = The Big Boss Man, Honkytonk Man, Rick "The Model" Martel and Bad News Brown fought in an "Elimination" Match against Dusty Rhodes, Tito Santana, Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake and the Red Rooster. The Big Boss Man was eliminated by Rhodes. Beefcake and Rhodes were the "survivors".
- WWF Royal Rumble '90 = The Big Boss Man lost, via DQ, to "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan.
- WWF Wrestlemania VI ('90) = The Big Boss Man pinned Akeem.
- AJPW US/Japan Wrestling Summit (April 13, '90) = The Big Boss Man was pinned by Jake "The Snake" Roberts.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #26 (April 23, '90) = The Big Boss Man won, via DQ, over Akeem.
- WWF Main Event IV (October '90) = The Big Boss Man lost, via count-out, to Mr. Perfect.
- WWF Survivor Series '90 = The Big Boss Man, Hulk Hogan, Tugboat and "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan fought in an "Elimination" Match against Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku and the Barbarian. The Big Boss Man was eliminated by the Earthquake. Hogan was the "survivor".
- WWF Royal Rumble '91 = The Big Boss Man defeated the Barbarian.
- WWF Wrestlemania VII ('91) = The Big Boss Man won, via DQ, over then-WWF I-C Champion Mr. Perfect.
- WWF Saturday Night's Main Event #29 (April '91) = The Big Boss Man competed in a "Battle Royale", which was won by Mr. Perfect.
- WWF Summerslam '91 = The Big Boss Man won a "Jailhouse" Match over the Mountie.
- WWF Survivor Series '91 = The Big Boss Man and the Legion of Doom fought in an "Elimination" Match against I.R.S. and the Natural Disasters. The Big Boss Man was eliminated by I.R.S. The Legion of Doom "survived".
- WWF Royal Rumble '92 = The Big Boss Man competed in the "Royal Rumble", which was won by Ric Flair.
- WWF Wrestlemania VIII ('92) = The Big Boss Man, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Sergeant Slaughter and Virgil defeated the Nasty Boys, the Mountie, and the Repoman.
- AJPW 21st Anniversary Show (October '92) = UNSURE; Big Bubba and Steve Williams defeated Dan Spivey and Johnny Ace.
- WWF Survivor Series '92 = The Big Boss Man won a "Nightstick On A Pole" Match over Nailz.
- WWF Royal Rumble '93 = The Big Boss Man was defeated by Bam Bam Bigelow.
- SMW Fire On The Mountain '93 = The Big Boss Man defeated Kevin Sullivan.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (July '93) = UNSURE; Bubba Rogers lost to Akira Taue.
- SMW K-Town Showdown (August '93) = The Big Boss Man won a "Singapore Spike" Match over Kevin Sullivan.
- Funk Free-For-All (October '93) = The Big Boss Man won, via DQ, over Stan Hansen.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (October '93) = UNSURE; Big Bubba & Steve Williams defeated Danny Spivey & Johnny Ace.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '93 = UNSURE; Big Bubba & Steve Williams competed in the League, which was won by Mitsu Mitsawa and Kenta Kobashi.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December '93) = UNSURE; Big Bubba & Steve Williams were beaten by Stan Hansen & the Giant Baba.
- WCW Starrcade '93 = The Boss lost to Ravishing Rick Rude, who retained his WCW International World Title.
- WCW Superbrawl IV ('94) = The Boss was the Special Referee in the Ric Flair-Vader Thundercage Match, which Flair won.
- WCW Spring Stampede '94 = The Boss was pinned by Vader.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXVII (June '94) = The Guardian Angel defeated Tex Slashinger.
- WCW Bash At The Beach '94 = The Guardian Angel lost, via DQ, to Vader.
- WCW Fall Brawl '94 = The Guardian Angel lost a triangle match to Vader, with Sting being the other participant.
- WCW Halloween Havoc '94 = The Guardian Angel was beaten by Vader.
- WCW Superbrawl V ('95) = Big Bubba Rogers and Avalanche lost to Sting and "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW Uncensored '95 = Big Bubba Rogers defeated Sting.
- WCW Slamboree '95 = Big Bubba Rogers was forced to submit by Sting.
- WCW Clash of the Champions XXXI (August '95) = Big Bubba lost to Johnny B. Badd in a dark match.
- WCW Fall Brawl '95 = Big Bubba Rogers pinned Mark Minh in a Dark Match.
- WCW World War III '95 = Big Bubba Rogers defeated Jim Duggan in a "Taped Fist" Match. Later in the night, Rogers competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
- WCW Superbrawl VI ('96) = Big Bubba Rogers and V.K. Wallstreet defeated Joey Maggs and Craig Pittman in a dark match.
- WCW Uncensored '96 = Bubba Rogers lost to Jim Duggan in a dark match.
- WCW Slamboree '96 = Big Bubba and Stevie Ray lost to Scott Norton and Ice Train.
- WCW Great American Bash '96 = Big Bubba lost to John Tenta (formerly Avalanche).
- WCW Bash At The Beach '96 = Big Bubba was defeated by John Tenta in a "Carson City Silver Dollar" Pole Match.
- WCW World War III '96 = Big Bubba was involved in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which the Giant won.
- WCW/nWo Souled Out '97 = In a Mexican Death Match, Big Bubba beat Hugh Morris.
- WCW World War III '97 = Traylor competed in the "3 Ring Battle Royal", which was won by Scott Hall.
- WCW Starrcade '97 = Traylor and the Steiner Brothers lost to "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Scott Norton, and Vincent.
- WCW/nWo Souled Out '98 = Traylor, with the Steiner Brothers, defeated "Buff" Bagwell, Scott Norton, and Konnan.
- WWF Survivor Series '98 = The Big Boss Man lost, via DQ, in the World Title tournament.
- WWF IYH: Rock Bottom (December '98) = The Big Boss Man and Ken Shamrock were defeated by the WWF Tag-Team Champs, the New Age Outlaws.
- WWF Royal Rumble '99 = The Big Boss Man defeated Jesse James with the Sidewalk Slam. Later that night, the Big Boss Man competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Vince McMahon.
- WWF St. Valentine's Day Massacre (February '99) = The Big Boss Man defeated Mideon with the Sidewalk Slam.
- WWF Wrestlemania XV ('99) = The Big Boss Man, in a Hell In A Cell match, was beaten by the Undertaker's Tombstone Piledriver.
- WWF Backlash '99 = In a dark match, the Big Boss Man was pinned by Kane.
- WWF Over The Edge (May '99) = The Big Boss Man, Viscera, Farooq, and Bradshaw fought an Elimination match with the Big Show, Ken Shamrock, Test, & Mankind. The Boss Man was forced to submit to Mankind, who was the sole survivor.
- WWF King of the Ring '99 = In a dark match, the Big Boss Man lost a Handicap Match to Viscera & Mideon.
- WWF Fully Loaded '99 = The Big Boss Man defeated Al Snow to win the Hardcore Title.
- WWF Summer Slam '99 = The Big Boss Man was beaten by Al Snow, losing the Hardcore Title.
- WWF Unforgiven '99 = The Big Boss Man lost a "Kennel From Hell" match to the Hardcore Champion Al Snow.
- WWF Survivor Series '99 = The Big Boss Man, Prince Albert, Mideon, & Viscera lost a Handicap Elimination Match to the Big Show.
- WWF Armageddon '99 = The Big Boss Man was beaten by the WWF World Champion the Big Show.
- WWF Royal Rumble '00 = The Big Boss Man competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by the Rock.
- WWF No Way Out '00 = The Big Boss Man lost, via DQ, to Tazz.
- WWF Wrestlemania 2000 = The Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan defeated D'Lo Brown & the Godfather.
- WWF Backlash '00 = The Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan beat the Acolytes.
- WWF Royal Rumble '02 = The Big Boss Man competed in the Royal Rumble, which was won by Hunter Hearst Helmsley.
- WWF No Way Out '02 = The Bossman, in a dark match, lost via DQ to Diamond Dallas Page.

Title Summary:
- UWF World Heavyweight Champion (4/19/87 - 7/11/87)
- WWF Hardcore Champion (11/30/98 - 12/21/98)
- WWF World Tag-Team Champion w/ Ken Shamrock (12/14/98 - 1/25/99)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(2) (7/25/99 - 8/22/99)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(3) (8/24/99 - 9/07/99)
- WWF Hardcore Champion(4) (10/12/99 - 1/17/00)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 1 1st RU, 2 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
- 1987 Rookie of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1992 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Royal Rumble)
- 1994 Most Inspirational Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up