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Big Bossman Timeline

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Big Bossman Timeline

The Big Bossman signs autographs at the Andrews Air Show.

USCG photo by Telfair H. Brown PA1
The following is a timeline for the WWE, WCW, and UWF career of the Big Bossman. Listed is every PPV match (excluding battle royals in which he was not involved in the ending) and title change that he has been involved in. Bolded items represent title victories while italicized items represent title losses. Please note that while his WWE name was the Big Bossman, he was known as Big Bubba Rogers, the War Machine, the Guardian Angel, the Boss, and by his real name of Ray Traylor while in WCW.

1986
11/27 Starrcade - Louisville Street Fight: Big Bubba Rogers beat Ronnie Garvin

1987
4/10 Crockett Cup - Steel Cage Match: Ole Anderson beat Big Bubba Rogers
4/19 - beat the One Man Gang to win the UWF Championship
7/11 Great American Bash Tour - lost the UWF Championship to Steve Williams
7/31 Great American Bash Tour - Wargames 2: The SuperPowers, The Road Warriors, & Paul Ellering beat The Four Horsemen & War Machine

1988
8/29 SummerSlam - beat Koko B. Ware
10/29 Saturday Night's Main Event # 17 - beat Jim Powers
11/24 Survivor Series - Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Koko B. Ware, Hillbilly Jim & Hercules Hernandez beat Haku, Ted DiBiase, Akeem, Terry Taylor, & Big Bossman

1989
2/3 The Main Event 2 (aired live on NBC) - Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage beat The Big Bossman & Akeem
4/2 Wrestlemania V - Akeem & Big Bossman beat The Rockers
5/27 SNME # 21 - Steel Cage Match for WWF Title: Champ Hulk Hogan beat The Big Bossman
8/2 SummerSlam - Tag Team Champs Demoltion & Jim Duggan beat Andre the Giant, Big Bossman, & Akeem
11/23 Survivor Series - Dusty Rhodes, Terry Taylor, Brutus Beefcake, & Tito Santana beat Big Bossman, Bad News Brown, The Honky Tonk Man, & Rick Martel
11/25 SNME # 24 - lost to Dusty Rhodes

1990
1/21 Royal Rumble - lost to Jim Duggan by DQ
4/1 WrestleMania VI - beat Akeem
4/28 SNME # 26 - beat Akeem by DQ
11/22 Survivor Series - Hulk Hogan, Jim Duggan, Big Bossman, & Tugboat beat Earthquake, Dino Bravo, Haku & The Barbarian

1991
1/19 Royal Rumble - beat The Barbarian
3/24 WrestleMania VII - beat Intercontinental Champion Curt Hennig by DQ
8/26 SummerSlam - beat the Mountie in a Loser spends the night in a NYC jail match
11/27 Survivor Series - The Legion of Doom & Big Bossman beat The Natural Disasters & IRS

1992
4/5 WrestleMania VIII - Virgil, Big Bossman, Jim Duggan & Sgt. Slaughter beat The Nasty Boys, Repo Man, & The Mountie
11/25 Survivor Series - beat Nailz in a nightstick on a pole match

1993
1/24 Royal Rumble 1993 - lost to Bam Bam Bigelow
12/27 Starrcade - WCW International World Title: Champ Rick Rude pinned The Boss

1994
4/17 Spring Stampede - Big Van Vader beat The Boss
6/24 COC 27 - - The Guardian Angel beat Tex Slazenger
7/17 Bash at the Beach - Big Van Vader beat The Guardian Angel by DQ
9/19 Fall Brawl - Big Van Vader beat The Guardian Angel & Sting
10/23 Halloween Havoc - Big Van Vader beat The Guardian Angel

1995
2/19 Superbrawl V - Randy Savage & Sting beat Big Bubba Rogers & Avalanche
3/19 WCW Uncensored - Big Bubba Rogers beat Sting
5/21 Slamboree - Lights Out Match: Sting beat Big Bubba Rogers
11/26 World War 3 - Taped Fist Match: Big Bubba Rogers beat Jim Duggan

1996
5/19 Slamboree - Scott Norton & Ice Train beat Stevie Ray & Big Bubba Rogers
6/16 Great American Bash - John Tenta beat Big Bubba Rogers
7/7 Bash at the Beach - Carson City Silver Dollar Match: John Tenta beat Big Bubba Rogers

1997
1/25 NWO Souled Out - Bubba Rogers beat Hugh Morrus by count out
12/28 Starrcade - Randy Savage, Scott Norton, & Vincent beat The Steiners & Ray Traylor

1998
1/24 Souled Out - The Steiners & Ray Traylor beat Konnan, Scott Norton, & Buff Bagwell
11/15 Survivor Series - lost to Steve Austin
11/15 Survivor Series - lost to The Rock
11/30 RAW - beat Mankind to win the Hardcore Championship
12/13 Rock Bottom - Tag Team Champs The New Age Outlaws beat Big Bossman & Ken Shamrock
12/14 RAW - w/Ken Shamrock won the World Tag Team Championship from the New Age Outlaws
12/15 SmackDown - lost the Hardcore Championship to the Road Dogg

1999
1/24 Royal Rumble - Hardcore Champ Jesse James in a non-title match
1/25 RAW - w/Ken Shamrock lost the tag team titles to Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett
2/14 St. Valentine's Day Massacre - beat Midean
3/28 WrestleMania XV - lost a Hell in a Cell Match to the Undertaker
5/23 Over The Edge - Elimination Match: The Union beat Faarooq, Bradshaw, Big Bossman & Viscera
7/25 Fully Loaded - beat Al Snow to win the Hardcore title
8/22 SummerSlam - lost the Hardcore title to Al Snow
8/26 SmackDown - regained the Hardcore Championship from Al Snow
9/9 SmackDown - lost the Hardcore Championship to Davey Boy Smith
9/26 Unforgiven - lost to Al Snow in the Kennel from Hell Match
10/12 SmackDown - won the Hardcore title from Al Snow
11/14 Survivor Series - The Big Show beat Big Bossman, Albert, Midean & Viscera
12/12 Armageddon - lost to WWF Champion The Big Show

2000
1/17 RAW - lost Hardcore title to Test
4/2 WrestleMania 2000 - Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan beat The Godfather & D-Lo Brown
4/30 Backlash 2000 - Bigg Bossman & Bull Buchanan beat The APA

2004

  • 9/22 - The Big Bossman passed away at the age of 42 due to a heart attack

    Sources used include: Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac, wwe.com, and onlineworldofwrestling.com

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