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Big Boss Man's Cageside Evaluation

His name is the Big Boss Man and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former WWE Tag Team Champ. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Hoss - At 6'6'', 315-pounds he was a big man with solid agility in the ring. A lot of you put him alongsideBam Bam Bigelow as a severely underrated big man.
  2. Classic Mid-Carder - Perfect guy to fill up the undercard. He could wrestle and cut decent promos.
  3. Evolved - One of the few '80s wrestlers to evolve his gimmick enough to stay relevant in the '90s. Going from the classic blue police outfit to...
  4. SWAT Outfit - It's crazy to think he was the prototype for The Shield look. If only he was still around to make a random appearance with them.
  5. Promos - He had this intensity that really worked with his character. Could spin that nightstick like a boss too.

Best comment comes via TheMidnightStallion:

"You know that one wrestler you loved as a kid for no real reason, for me that was the Boss Man (it probably helped that my father was a prison guard). He was a great big man especially for his era, he could have got away with the kick, punch, and slap style but he always mixed his move set up, in fact personal bias aside I would be willing to say he was one of the best workers in the entire WWF during the late Hulkamania era."


What you loathed:

  1. Kennel from HIAC - Quite possibly the worst match in history.
  2. WCW Run - This is how often his gimmick changed in 5 years: The Boss, The Guardian Angel, Big Bubba Rogers, joined the Dungeon of Doom, joined the nWo, and finally just went by his real name, Ray Traylor.
  3. HIAC vs. Undertaker - Quite possibly the worst match in history.
  4. Attitude Era Booking - He once fed Al Snow his dog. Also, the entire Big Show feud.
  5. Died Young - Boss Man was only 41 when he passed away.

Best comment comes from anxiety goblin:

"Loathe: He deserved better than those stupid gimmick matches and angles. That he is no longer with us, isn't in the HOF yet. He deserves to be in there."

On to the poll! With 143 votes, Big Boss Man's average score is 3.4.

Thanks, Cagesiders! We will pause on this series until Sunday's recap.

Until then!

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