According to CBS Sports, which reported the news earlier today, the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2016, will be revealed tonight on Raw. That person, who will join Sting, The Godfather, and The Fabulous Freebirds, is The Big Boss Man.
Also known as Ray Traylor, the Boss Man, who was legitimately a former prison guard from Cobb County, Georgia, bounced between WCW and WWE regularly over his career, but it was as The Big Boss Man in WWE that he is best remembered. The Boss Man was one of the best big men of the 80’s, feuding with big stars such as Hulk Hogan and Mr Perfect. After a brief stay in WCW in the mid 90’s, Boss Man returned as Vince McMahon’s personal security chief, and became a big part of McMahon’s Corporation. During that time period, Boss Man even became a multiple time Hardcore Champion (before 24/7 rules came into effect) and was briefly WWE Tag Team champions with Ken Shamrock.
Sadly, the Big Boss Man passed away in September of 2004, at the age of 41, and will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame posthumously.