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Overview (3)

Born in Perry, Georgia, USA
Nickname The All-American
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ron Simmons was born on May 15, 1958 in Perry, Georgia, USA. He is an actor, known for WWF War Zone (1998), WWF Shotgun Saturday Night (1997) and WWF Superstars (1986). He has been married to Michelle Golden since October 22, 1987. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Michelle Golden (22 October 1987 - present) (4 children)

Trade Mark (7)

Finishing move: The Dominator (Inverted Front Powerslam)
Finishing move: Standing Thrust Spinebuster
Finishing move: Snap Scoop Powerslam Pin
Trademark move: Shoulder Block
Finishing Double Team Move (with Bradshaw): Aided Powerbomb
Trademark Double Team Move (with Bradshaw): Back Suplex/Neckbreaker Combination
Trademark Double Team Move (with Bradshaw): Double Spinebuster

Trivia (24)

Three-time WWF Tag Team champion (with Bradshaw), MCW Southern Tag Team champion (with Bradshaw), OVW Southern Tag Team champion (with Bradshaw), NWA Florida Heavyweight champion, WCW United States Tag Team champion (with Big Josh), WCW World Tag Team champion (with Butch Reed) and former WCW World Heavyweight champion.
Former member of the Ministry of Darkness.
Played for the Cleveland Browns for a short time in 1981.
1979 Heisman Trophy candidate.
Played football as an All-American for Florida State University under coach Bobby Bowden from 1977 - 1980, as a Nose Guard. He was pick number 6 for the Cleveland Browns for the 1981 NFL Draft. Later in the year he briefly played in the Canadian Football League for the Ottawa Rough Riders.
Retired professional wrestler.
He is one of only three men to have his number retired in football by Florida State University. Deion Sanders and Ron Sellers are the two others. (Two additional players have had their jerseys retired, but the numbers remain active).
First African American to hold the WCW World Heavyweight title.
Former leader of the Nation of Domination.
First African American to win a World Championship in any significant professional wrestling organization. He defeated Big Van Vader for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship on August 2nd, 1992.
In March of 2004 Ron Simmons was released by the WWE for reasons undisclosed. At the time he was considering retirement due to his health and age to become a backstage agent for the company. Interestingly enough, the firing came the same day as his on-screen character, Faarooq, being fired on television.
Was Best Man at John Layfield's wedding to Meredith Whitney.
Wrestled with "Hacksaw" Butch Reed as his tag team partner under the name of Doom. Originally they were masked and known as Doom #1 and Doom #2, being brought in by Woman (Nancy Daus-Sullivan) to take care of the Steiner Brothers. After Woman left them they were forced to unmask as per a match stipulation after losing to the Steiners. When the team obtained the managerial services of former Referee Theodore Long, Doom made a comeback, defeating the Steiner Brothers for the NWA World Tag Team titles. When WCW began withdrawing as a subsidiary from the NWA in 1991, Doom were recognized as the first WCW World Tag Team champions. They were the longest reigning WCW World Tag Team/NWA World Tag Team (Mid-Atlantic) Champions at 282 days.
In October 2002, Simmons dropped the Faarooq ring name.
Simmons arrived in the WWF in 1996, and became Faarooq Asad under the guidance of Sunny. He feuded with Ahmed Johnson.
Previous Managers: Woman, Theodore Long, Iron Sheik, Sunny, Clarence Mason, The Jackyl, Jacqueline and Bradshaw (as APA).
Personally attends nominations for the WWE "Slammy Award" for "Best Damn Moment".
Played for the United States Football League's Tampa Bay Bandits in 1984 and 1985. One of his teammates was future professional wrestler Lex Luger, whom Simmons worked with during their time together in WCW.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
Retired from professional wrestling. [December 2002]
Returned to WWE Smackdown! [June 2003]
Released from WWE. [March 2004]
Currently a Backstage Road Agent for the WWE's Smackdown Program. [January 2005]
WWE Hall of Famer.

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