Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 72

Birthday 1958-05-15

Place of Birth Perry, Georgia, USA

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Also Known As

  • Faarooq
  • Doom #1
  • Faarooq Asad
  • Ron Simmons

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Straight Outta Dudleyville: The Legacy of the Dudley Boyz
2015 Owen Hart of Gold
2015 Legends with JBL (1 episode) as Himself
2012 WWE: Falls Count Anywhere: The Greatest Street Fights and Other Out of Control Matches
2012 WWE Hall Of Fame 2012
2006 WWE Survivor Series 2006 as Himself
2005 WWE Holiday Tribute To The Troops as Farooq
2004 WWE WrestleMania XX as Faarooq
2004 WWE No Way Out 2004 as Faarooq
2003 WWE No Mercy 2003 as Faarooq
2003 WWE Vengeance 2003 as Faarooq
2002 WWE Rebellion 2002 as Himself
2002 WWE Backlash 2002 as Faarooq
2002 WWE Wrestlemania X8 as Faarooq
2002 WWE Royal Rumble 2002 as Faarooq
2001 WWE Rebellion 2001 as Faarooq
2001 WWE SummerSlam 2001 as Faarooq
2001 WWE InVasion as Faarooq
2001 WWE Judgment Day 2001 as Faarooq
2001 WWE WrestleMania X-Seven as Faarooq
2001 WWE Royal Rumble 2001 as Faarooq
2000 WWE No Mercy 2000 as Faarooq
2000 WWE Unforgiven 2000 as Faarooq
2000 WWE Fully Loaded 2000 as Faarooq
2000 WWE Backlash 2000 as Faarooq
2000 WWE Royal Rumble 2000 as Faarooq
1999 WWE Armageddon 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE Survivor Series 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE No Mercy 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE Rebellion 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE Unforgiven 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE SummerSlam 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE Fully Loaded 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE Over the Edge as Faarooq
1999 WWE No Mercy (UK) 1999 as Faarooq
1999 WWE SmackDown Live (10 episodes) as Faarooq
1999 WWE Backlash: In Your House as Faarooq
1998 WWE Fully Loaded: In Your House as Faarooq
1998 WWE Over the Edge: In Your House as Faarooq
1998 WWE Unforgiven: In Your House as Faarooq
1998 WWE No Way Out of Texas: In Your House as Faarooq
1998 WWE Royal Rumble 1998 as Faarooq
1997 WWE Survivor Series 1997 as Faarooq
1997 WWE Badd Blood: In Your House as Faarooq
1997 WWE Ground Zero: In Your House as Faarooq
1997 WWE King of the Ring 1997 as Faarooq
1997 WWE In Your House 15: A Cold Day In Hell as Faarooq
1997 WWE WrestleMania 13 as Faarooq
1997 WWE In Your House 13: Final Four as Faarooq
1997 WWE Royal Rumble 1997 as Faarooq
1996 WWE Survivor Series 1996 as Faarooq
1994 ECW November To Remember 1994
1993 WCW Battlebowl as Himself
1993 WCW Beach Blast 1993 as Himself
1993 WWE Raw (2 episodes) as Faarooq Asad (69 episodes) as Faarooq (1 episode) as Ron Simmons (1 episode)
1993 WCW/New Japan Supershow III as Himself
1992 WCW Starrcade 1992 as Himself
1992 WCW Halloween Havoc 1992 as Himself
1992 WCW Beach Blast 1992 as Himself
1992 WCW WrestleWar 1992 as Himself
1992 WCW SuperBrawl II as Himself
1991 WCW Starrcade 1991 as Himself
1991 WCW Halloween Havoc 1991 as Himself
1991 WCW The Great American Bash 1991 as Himself
1991 WCW SuperBrawl I as Himself
1991 WCW WrestleWar 1991 as Himself
1990 NWA Starrcade 1990 as Himself
1990 NWA Halloween Havoc 1990 as Himself
1990 NWA The Great American Bash 1990 as Himself
1990 NWA Capital Combat 1990 as Himself
1989 NWA Starrcade 1989 as Himself
1989 NWA Halloween Havoc 1989 as Himself

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