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Ron Simmons

Ronald "Ron" Simmons is a retired American professional wrestler and football player. He performed for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his real name, and in the World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF / E) under both his real name and the ring names Faarooq Asaad (sometimes spelled Asad) and Faarooq (sometimes spelled Farooq). He is currently signed with WWE, working in their Legends program. In WCW, he was a one time World Heavyweight Champion; as the first of two African Americans to win the title, he is recognized by WWE as the first Black heavyweight world champion in professional wrestling history.[5] He was also a one time World Tag Team Champion with Butch Reed and a one time United States Tag Team Champion with Big Josh. In the WWF, he was a three time Tag Team Champion with Bradshaw as one half of the Acolytes Protection Agency. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, Simmons was an American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL), Canadian Football League (CFL) and United States Football League(USFL) for four seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for Florida State University, and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, the CFL's Ottawa Rough Riders and the USFL'sTampa Bay Bandits.

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May 15, 1958 In Perry, GA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Legend of Jesse James 1965-09-13
Latest Project:
Movie WWE WrestleMania 35 2019-04-07
Known For
Poster of WWE Hall Of Fame 2012
Poster of WWE Wrestlemania X8
Poster of WWE Royal Rumble 2000
Poster of WWE WrestleMania 13
Movie WWE WrestleMania 35 Himself 2019-04-07
Movie 1997: Dawn of the Attitude Ron Simmons 2017-10-03
Movie Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz 2016-04-12
Movie Owen Hart of Gold 2015-12-08
Movie ECW - Unreleased Vol. 3 Himself 2015-04-28
Movie WWE WrestleMania XXX Himself 2014-04-06
Movie WWE: Attitude Era: Vol. 2 Farooq 2014-11-03
Movie WWE: The Best of Sting Himself 2014-09-23
Movie WWE Hall Of Fame 2012 2012-03-31
Movie WWE: Falls Count Anywhere: The Greatest Street Fights and Other Out of Control Matches 2012-05-15
Movie WWE: The History Of The World Heavyweight Championship Himself 2009-12-15
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2007 Himself 2007-01-28
Movie WWE Survivor Series 2006 Himself 2006-11-26
Movie WWE Holiday Tribute to the Troops Farooq 2005-03-28
Movie WWE No Way Out 2004 Faarooq 2004-02-15
Movie WWE WrestleMania XX Faarooq 2004-03-14
Movie WWE Vengeance 2003 Faarooq 2003-07-27
Movie WWE No Mercy 2003 Faarooq 2003-10-19
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2002 Faarooq 2002-01-20
Movie WWE Wrestlemania X8 Faarooq 2002-03-17
Movie WWE Rebellion 2002 Himself 2002-10-22
Movie WWE Backlash 2002 Faarooq 2002-04-21
Movie WWE WrestleMania X-Seven Faarooq 2001-04-01
Movie WWE Judgment Day 2001 Faarooq 2001-05-20
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2001 Faarooq 2001-01-21
Movie WWE SummerSlam 2001 Faarooq 2001-08-19
Movie WWE InVasion Faarooq 2001-07-22
Movie WWE Rebellion 2001 Faarooq 2001-11-03
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 2000 Faarooq 2000-01-23
Movie WWE Backlash 2000 Faarooq 2000-04-30
Movie WWE WrestleMania 2000 Ron Simmons 2000-04-02
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 2000 Faarooq 2000-07-23
Movie WWE No Mercy 2000 Faarooq 2000-10-22
Movie WWE Unforgiven 2000 Faarooq 2000-09-24
Movie WWE No Mercy (UK) 1999 Faarooq 1999-05-16
Movie WWE Over the Edge Faarooq 1999-05-23
Movie WWE WrestleMania XV Himself 1999-03-28
Movie WWE Fully Loaded 1999 Faarooq 1999-07-25
Movie WWE Backlash: In Your House Faarooq 1999-04-25
Movie WWE No Mercy 1999 Faarooq 1999-10-17
Movie WWE Armageddon 1999 Faarooq 1999-12-12
Movie WWE SummerSlam 1999 Faarooq 1999-08-22
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1999 Faarooq 1999-11-14
Movie WWE Rebellion 1999 Faarooq 1999-10-02
Movie WWE Unforgiven 1999 Faarooq 1999-09-26
Movie WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House Faarooq 1998-02-15
Movie WWE WrestleMania XIV Faarooq 1998-03-29
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1998 Faarooq 1998-01-18
Movie WWE Unforgiven: In Your House Faarooq 1998-04-25
Movie WWE Fully Loaded: In Your House Faarooq 1998-07-26
Movie WWE Over the Edge: In Your House Faarooq 1998-05-31
Movie WWE In Your House 14: Revenge of the Taker Faarooq (Ringside) 1997-04-19
Movie WWE WrestleMania 13 Faarooq 1997-03-23
Movie WWE Royal Rumble 1997 Faarooq 1997-01-19
Movie WWE In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell Faarooq 1997-05-11
Movie WWE In Your House 13: Final Four Faarooq 1997-02-16
Movie WWE Ground Zero: In Your House Faarooq 1997-09-07
Movie WWE D-Generation X: In Your House Faarooq 1997-12-07
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1997 Faarooq 1997-11-09
Movie WWE Badd Blood: In Your House Faarooq 1997-10-05
Movie WWE King of the Ring 1997 Faarooq 1997-06-08
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1996 Faarooq 1996-11-17
Movie ECW Hostile City Showdown 1995 Himself 1995-04-15
Movie ECW 3-Way Dance Himself 1995-04-08
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XXVI Himself 1994-01-27
Movie ECW November to Remember 1994 "All-American" Ron Simmons 1994-11-05
Series ECW Hardcore TV 1993-04-06
Movie WCW/New Japan Supershow III Himself 1993-01-04
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XXIII Himself 1993-06-16
Movie WCW Beach Blast 1993 Himself 1993-07-18
Movie WCW Battle Bowl Himself 1993-11-20
Movie WCW Beach Blast 1992 Himself 1992-06-20
Movie WCW WrestleWar 1992 Himself 1992-05-17
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XVIII Himself 1992-01-21
Movie WCW SuperBrawl II Himself 1992-02-29
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XX: 20th Anniversary Himself 1992-09-02
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc 1992 Himself 1992-10-25
Movie WCW Starrcade 1992 Himself 1992-12-28
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XXI Himself 1992-11-18
Movie WCW WrestleWar 1991 Himself 1991-02-24
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite Himself 1991-01-30
Movie WCW SuperBrawl: Return from The Rising Sun Himself 1991-05-19
Movie WCW The Great American Bash 1991 Himself 1991-07-14
Movie WCW Starrcade 1991 Himself 1991-12-29
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc '91 Himself 1991-10-27
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XVI: Fall Brawl '91 Himself 1991-09-05
Movie WCW Capital Combat: The Return of RoboCop Himself 1990-05-19
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions X: Texas Shootout DOOM #2 1990-02-06
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XI: Coastal Crush Himself 1990-06-13
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc '90 Himself 1990-10-27
Movie WCW Starrcade '90: Collision Course Himself 1990-12-16
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions XIII: Thanksgiving Thunder Himself 1990-11-20
Movie WCW Great American Bash '90: New Revolution Himself 1990-07-07
Movie NWA The Great American Bash '89: The Glory Days Himself 1989-07-23
Movie WCW Halloween Havoc '89 Himself 1989-10-28
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions IX: New York Knockout DOOM #2 1989-11-15
Movie WCW Starrcade '89: Future Shock DOOM #2 1989-12-13
Movie The 3rd Annual NWA Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament Himself 1988-04-23
Movie WCW Clash of The Champions IV: Season's Beatings Himself 1988-12-07
Series Saturday Night's Main Event 1985-05-10
Series The Legend of Jesse James Lowrider 1965-09-13