• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 22, 2004) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2004, we lost Old School WWF Legend The Big Boss Man (Real name: Ray Traylor) at the age of 41 due to a heart attack.
The Big Bossman wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1988 until 1993 and again from 1998 till 2002.
In between he worked for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling, where Ray Traylor was also known as ‘The Boss’, ‘The Guardian Angel’ and most notably as ‘Big Bubba Rogers’.
In 2016, The Big Boss Man was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his former Manager Slick.
REST IN PEACE!
• SmackDown Star Reacts To Jim Ross Comparing Her To “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
During a recent interview with Las Cruces Sun News, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch talked about her heel turn, WWE Evolution PPV, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross comparing her to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin & more.
Below are the highlights:
On if she’s a heel now:
“Whatever I am doing right now, I am loving it. Whatever this is, I love it. Just in general, people around the world … you try and be the nice person, always. Everybody. And I think this is so relatable.
For the most part, people are generally good and want to do the right thing. And sometimes, it just backfires on you. My dad used to always tell me no good deed goes unpunished. And I think that’s what you’re seeing with Becky right now, that she’s always done the right thing and it hasn’t gotten her where she wants it.
And now she’s had enough and she’s saying ‘I don’t care who’s in my way.’ I left home at 16, traveled the world and slept on people’s couches. I came with a goal and I haven’t gotten that because I have been too focused on doing the right thing always when other people aren’t. That’s what we’re seeing and she’s had enough … she’s not letting them be an obstacle anymore.”
On Jim Ross comparing Becky Lynch to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin:
“That means the world. You can’t get a better comparison than being compared to ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. He’s one of the greatest. He’s so smart in how he did things, his reactions and how we would sell things. Just his charisma and how we would talk.
It was impossible to not want to cheer that guy because he was doing what we all wanted to do. None of us want to take crap from anybody and I think that’s the same thing Becky Lynch is doing right now too. That’s the highest honor you could possibly be given.”
On next month’s WWE Evolution PPV:
“As soon as it was announced, I said I am going to walk in there as a champion, I am going to the main event show and I am going to walk out as champion. The goal is to be the main event of Evolution, have everybody talk about it and have it be the best pay-per-view of all time, and of course, the best main event of all time because Becky Lynch is going to be in it and she’s going to bringing a whole of straight fire.”