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Ron Simmons

Born: May 15, 1958

Birthplace: Perry

Profession: Wrestler

Nationality: United States

Ron Simmons

Date of Birth : May 15, 1958
Birth Place : Perry

Ronald "Ron" Simmons is a retired American professional wrestler and football player. He performed for World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling under his real name, and in the World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment under both his real name and the ring names Faarooq Asaad and Faarooq. He is signed with WWE, working in their Legends program. In WCW, Simmons was a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion; as the first African American to win the title, he is recognized by WWE as the first black world heavyweight champion in professional wrestling history. He was also a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion with Butch Reed and a one-time WCW United States Tag Team Champion with Big Josh. In the WWF, Simmons was a three-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Bradshaw as one half of the Acolytes Protection Agency. Former leader of stable The Nation of Domination, he also competed for the company's singles championships on pay-per-view and television, headlining the 1997 King of the Ring event against The Undertaker for the WWF Championship. Simmons was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012.


  • Wrestler
  • American football player

Also known as

  • Ronald Simmons
  • Faarooq
  • Faarooq Asad
  • Ronald Ron Simmons
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