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Big Boss Man joins WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016

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A weird Hall of Fame class gets weirder, but adds a guy who was as beloved in the early 90s as he was hated in the late 80s (and late 90s) with Big Boss Man.

Via an exclusive report to CBS Sports (a trend with WWE this WrestleMania season, as each Hall of Famer after the headliner, Sting, has been broken with a different website or news source), the company announced that Ray Traylor, Jr. will be inducted as the character he portrayed in the fed on and off from the late 80s until the early aughts.

The 6' 6" former prison guard debuted as a heel, and primarily as a tag team specialist for manager Slick who paired with Akeem the African Dream as the Twin Towers, but who spun out into main event level feuds with Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage.

When Ted DiBiase tried to buy his services Boss Man turned face. He fought other big men like Akeem and Bam Bam Bigelow before leaving for Japan and WCW. Returning to Vince McMahon's employ in the late 90s, he was again a villain when he joined the Corporation stable and served as a bodyguard/enforcer for a number of other performers.

He briefly worked as a trainer in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) before his release in 2003.

Traylor died of  a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 41, and left behind a wife and two daughers.

No word yet on who will induct, or accept, his enshrinement in the Dallas ceremony on April 2.

Boss Man joins Sting, the Godfather and the Fabulous Freebirds in this year's class.

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