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October 4, 2004 Observer Newsletter: Death of Ray 'Big Boss Man' Traylor


Two weeks ago, Ray Traylor and Brad Armstrong bumped into each other for the first time in a while working a small indie show in Georgia. They had been friends for about 19 years, but when you get out of the wrestling mainstream, you lose contact with people. They started talking about how they have to stay in contact, because so many of their good friends who were about the same age, in particular Curt Hennig, Rick Rude and Road Warrior Hawk, had passed away, not to mention Traylor being emotional over his mother passing away just over a month ago.

For Traylor, those deaths had to be hard because when he was the Big Bossman in the WWF, and later in WCW when they reunited, his running buddies were Hennig and Rude. They loved to joke. They loved to party, and they loved to laugh.

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