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Ron Simmons

All-american College Football Player + Professional Football Player + Defensive Lineman + Professional Wrestler
Born May 15, 1958

Ronald "Ron" Simmons is an American former professional wrestler and footballer. He performed for World Championship Wrestling 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).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ron Simmons.


1958 Birth Born on May 15, 1958.


1976 18 Years Old Born in Perry, Georgia, Simmons attended Warner Robins High School, where he played football as a tight end and linebacker. In 1976, he was named lineman of the year, and first team All-State by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
1977 19 Years Old Simmons was an All-American football player at Florida State University (FSU) from 1977 to 1980 under coach Bobby Bowden (whom Simmons described as "a second father"), spending four years as a defensive nose guard. … Read More


1979 21 Years Old In 1979 Simmons finished ninth in the Heisman voting. … Read More
1981 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He later had a brief career in the National Football League (NFL), selected as pick #160 in the 1981 NFL Draft.


1991 33 Years Old Doom were recognized as the first holders of the WCW World Tag Team Championship in January 1991, finally losing the titles to The Freebirds at WrestleWar in February 1991. … Read More
1992 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Simmons spent the first half of 1992 feuding with Cactus Jack, whom he defeated via pinfall at SuperBrawl II. On August 2, 1992, a scheduled title match between Sting and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader was canceled after Jake Roberts (kayfabe) injured Sting. … Read More
1994 36 Years Old Simmons appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) from late 1994 to early 1995. … Read More
1996 38 Years Old After ECW, Simmons joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and made his debut on the July 22, 1996, episode of Raw. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1998, Simmons's leadership of the Nation of Domination was usurped by The Rock, and he spent several months feuding with his former stablemates. … Read More
2002 44 Years Old 1 More Event
The APA teamed together until 2002, when Simmons was drafted to the SmackDown! brand. … Read More
In 2006, during a rebroadcast of the 1981 Orange Bowl on Sun Sports, Simmons stated that since that time he has retired from wrestling action, but would like to continue or even improve his role with WWE.
He was seen in the ring with Chris Masters in the "Master Lock Challenge" on the January 15, 2007 edition of Raw, a confrontation which ended prematurely after interference from Super Crazy. … Read More


He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 53 Years Old Simmons appeared once again on the May 2, 2011, episode of Raw in a backstage segment for The Rock's birthday celebration, saying his famous catchphrase "Damn" again.
2012 54 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012. … Read More
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