anonymous asked:

I sorta get the impression that instead of calling chuck "dad" the swaingels call him funny little titles instead. Like 'BossMan' or the 'Big Guy'


ok, so far in all swaingel stuff, i don’t have them addressing chuck as anything, and this is actually what they will do instead!! they’re nowhere near as intimidated by him as the rest of the angels are, so casual names do include:

  • The Almighty
  • The Big Guy
  • The Big Daddy
  • The Boss 
  • The Man Upstairs

Anonymous said:

What’s Gabe like when he’s really angry? I imagine he’s one of those sweeties that get scary when they’re angry lol

we’ve kind of been shown!

i think during this scene:

we got to kind of see it. he does get scary, and more quiet, and very precisely aggressive. i actually know people like this–they’re jokey and happy, but when something hits their fuse, it’s a complete switch in behavior. and with gabe, it appears he’ll make any petty snap argument in his favor to prove he’s right when he’s angry too, which means he had a very dominant anger. SO YEA he scary

if i can, i’ll find a scenario to write where he’s super angry. this would be fun to draw!!


The Boss vs. ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude
(WCW Saturday Night, December 18th, 1993)

- This was The Boss’ debut in WCW (or his return if you count Jim Crockett Promotions), as a last minute replacement for Davey Boy Smith. This was also the only time he wore his WWF Big Boss Man shirt in WCW. 

- Oddly enough, Rude had been scheduled for a series of matches with the Boss Man in the WWF following SummerSlam ‘90, only for Rude to quit the promotion after the initial angle after being falsely advertised to appear at live events while injured.

Terri Runnels on her friendship with Big Boss Man
[April 2nd, 2016]

I read this interview on with former WWE Diva Terri Runnels, and felt it was too sweet not to share.

WWE.COM: How did you come to know Big Boss Man?

TERRI RUNNELS: Ray Traylor and I actually started our careers at exactly the same time in WCW, and he became my traveling partner.

WWE.COM: How did your relationship grow over the years?

TERRI: Knowing him that long and being on the road for hours and hours and hours, he became my father, my brother, my best friend. We talked about our children.

WWE.COM: Was his wife OK with you being his traveling buddy?

TERRI: I was very fortunate that his wife understood our relationship. A lot of wives would not allow their husbands to have a single, blonde female riding with them. That wouldn’t fly. Angie knew our relationship and respected it.  She would say to me, “Terri, I know that when he’s on the road with you, he’s safe, he’s good, and I don’t worry about him.”

WWE.COM: What was he like on the road?

TERRI: We had our routine. We always liked to drive the next day into towns. Some people liked to drive that night and wake up in the town you’re going to do TV in, go to the gym and all that. We always liked to stay over. We’d go to our hotel, he’d tell me what he wanted from room service and go call Angie. I’d order room service and get in my PJ’s. We’d watch a pay-per-view movie or TV together and eat room service. He always kissed me on the top of the head and say, ‘Good night, sissy.’ He gave me away at my wedding in lieu of my father.

WWE.COM: What does Boss Man’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame mean to you?

TERRI: Ray and Jacqueline being inducted are the reasons I chose to come. It means the world to me. I guess, because I’m so partial, it’s long overdue. I beg you to find anyone to say anything negative about Ray Traylor. He was a bear in terms of being protective of those he loved. He was the most tender, big hearted soul. My father was a dud, in terms of being a good father. I never had a brother.  Ray was all of those things. I felt safe and protected when he was on the road with me. I miss him terribly.

WWE.COM: Why do you carry his action figure with you?

TERRI: He travels with me. Any time I travel, to do appearances or autograph signings, he’s with me in my Louis Vuitton case. That’s where he lives. I just thought, since he travels with me all the time, he was going to come and be with me here. It was very interesting when I saw Dana Warrior with her action figure of Warrior. I don’t feel so funny having an action figure with me anymore.

Steel Cage Match: Hulk Hogan vs. The Big Boss Man

[18/03/1989 – Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY]

LM: This of course isn’t the famous Saturday Night’s Main Event match, but a regular house show battle prior to Hogan regaining the WWF title at WrestleMania V. For the uninitiated, the major matches you got on SNME were usually bouts that had already been milked for all they were worth on the house show circuit, and thus had little value left in them as drawing cards. The perception to the home viewer was that they were getting pay-per-view quality action on free TV, but the reality was that you were actually getting matches the WWF felt had no more money left in them. The Hogan-Boss Man cage TV cage match is just another example of that, as they’d already run the cage stipulation into the ground at live events off the back of a successful run of standard singles meetings between the pair going back to the summer of 1988.

It’s perhaps a little surprising that the WWF didn’t run more cage matches with the Boss Man, as you’d think the celled stipulation would be an easy hook to attach to his gimmick as a former prison guard, what with his character presumably feeling fairly comfortable “behind bars” and whatnot. He did later have another run of caged collisions with the somewhat similarly-gimmicked Nailz in late 1992, though none of those matches ever made tape, perhaps owing to the real-life Kevin Wacholz’s firing on December 14th of that year for choking out Vince McMahon over what he felt was an undersized SummerSlam payoff.

Hogan and Boss Man had some pretty terrific chemistry together for the most part, but that doesn’t really show here as they almost immediately fight up the cage to work in the super-duper-plex spot, then proceed to take a long lie down together. I’m all for getting the most out of the least, but to take such a long rest after one bump is really stretching it, as would calling Boss Man’s early blade job anything more than a sad little trickle. In his defence, he’s bleeding buckets just a few minutes later after Hogan pinballs him from one side of the cage to the other, so it’s possible the first cut came was just a bullseye of sorts.

A few chain-assisted punches to the head from Hogan later and it’s already time to hit the home straight, running the same finish they’d recycle on Saturday Night’s Main Event just a few weeks later as Hogan handcuffs the Boss Man to the top rope and clambers out over the cage. Even the post-match is note-for-note the same, as Hogan destroys Slick, steals his pimp hat, and shoves the Boss Man’s big stick down the front of his trunks. Erm… his nightstick I mean. With the truncated time cues, this lacked the drama and the crowd heat of the SNME outing, with the pair just hitting all the key spots as quickly as possible and nothing absolutely nothing in between. It’s hard to blame them for that however; This was actually a matinee showing, with a repeat performance later that night at the Boston Garden that saw them run through all the same spots. Working for the WWF during the boom period certainly was a grind.

Final Rating: *½

The Big Boss Man is the next inductee into the WWE Hall Of Fame class of 2016!
[March 7th, 2016]

Last night, it was announced that the next inductee into the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2016 would be The Big Boss Man. Frankly, it’s a long time coming.

Besides being a former WWF World Tag Team Champion and a WWF Hardcore Champion during the infamous Attitude Era, The Big Boss Man is one of the wrestlers that you either loved or hated - it depended on what he’d wanted at the time. Boss Man’s feud with Mr. Perfect was among my favorites of his, but nothing tops seeing Boss Man send The Mountie to jail. It was one of the biggest pops I’d heard from video memory and it was fantastic to see Boss Man featured as such a focal point.

In 2002, The Big Boss Man made a surprise appearance at OVW as the commissioner for a match featuring Bolin Services. I went nuts for it. It was so cool getting to see him in person, which by the way, he is HUGE. Standing at 6′6″ and weighing in at 215 pounds, there weren’t many athletes who were more imposing to stand against than Boss Man. Jim Cornette (who Boss Man was the bodyguard for) told a story about how Boss Man got his job, coming in to lose a match against Tully Blanchard via slingshot suplex. Despite Boss Man towering over Blanchard, he sold the move so well that Dusty Rhodes made the decision to bring him in. [x]

According to Cornette, Boss Man never broke character no matter what. He got his hand slammed in a car door, had a wooden chair bashed over his head, and still maintained the impervious to pain demeanor. Once Boss Man came to the WWF, he was both reviled and celebrated. As one half of The Twin Towers, the fans wanted to see Boss Man and his partner Akeem (who he’d formerly teamed with in UWF) take the fall. When Boss Man was the target of Nailz, an ex-convict who cited Boss Man as a violent prison guard, fans wanted to see Boss Man send Nailz back in for another round of hard times!

In 1998, when Mr. McMahon founded his stable The Corporation whose sole intent was to lead the WWF in what was best for business, he knew that The Big Boss Man was the guy to watch his back. Boss Man, armed with his classic night stick, would guard McMahon vehemently, and would even retrieve championships for The Corporation. The Big Boss Man’s untimely death in 2004 was shocking, as the 41 year old had been competing for nearly half his life. He’s survived by two children and his widow, Angela. In 2016, the Hall Of Fame might hear a familiar clink, as it’s time for everyone to know the definition of Hard Times!

Watch on

1,000 Matches In 2015 - Match 160:
The Big Bossman Vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
WWF at The Tokyo Dome [April 13th, 1990]

Two of the most well-recognized characters in the WWF from the late 80′s and early 90′s doing battle in the legendary Tokyo Dome! The Big Bossman makes it very clear early on that he’s not interested in a typical wrestling match, at least, until the methodical Jake “The Snake” Roberts starts to get the best of him. Roberts puts a clear focus on Bossman’s punishing arms, but Bossman’s focus is on simply hurting his opponent rather than getting a quick victory. These two went into this match knowing that they had a lot of work ahead of them, as the fans knew they had exciting action ahead. Enjoy!


To my younger followers who don’t know much about the Attitude Era, this is a really great crash coarse on how crazy it was. There once was a guy called The Big Boss Man (RIP), an evil crimefighter sorta like The Shield, who reallllllly hated Big Show. So much so that he interrupted the funeral of Big Show’s father. And it just got crazier and crazier from there…

Rundown of @BritBoJangles top 3 wrestling moments!

1.) Daffney beating Crowbar for the WCW Cruiserweight Championship.

2.) The debut of the Original Nexus and the carnage that ensued. 

3.) The Big Boss Man being hung from the cage by the Undertaker at the completion of their match at WM15.

Thank you to myself for my own submission. Hopefully we can get Myst’s picks up here soon! -TheJobOut