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. … Read More
1977 19 Years Old Ron Simmons was considered one of Florida State`s "greatest recruiting victories" when he signed out of high school. Simmons was an All-American football player at 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 behind the winner, Charles White of USC. … Read More
1981 23 Years Old 1 More Event
He later had a brief career in the National Football League (NFL), selected in the sixth round of the 1981 NFL Draft.
1987 29 Years Old Simmons joined Jim Crockett Promotions in 1987, appearing on the first show of the Great American Bash tour when he defeated The Tahitian Prince in Lakeland, Florida on July 1. … Read More


1988 30 Years Old 1 More Event
He remained undefeated in singles actions until finally losing to Ivan Koloff on a house show at the Omni in Atlanta in February 14, 1988. … Read More
1989 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Soon after, in early 1989, Simmons turned heel by breaking the rules during what was supposed to be a face vs.. face match against Junkyard Dog. … Read More
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 at a house show in Baltimore, Maryland, a scheduled title match between Sting and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader was canceled after Jake Roberts (kayfabe) injured Sting. … Read More
His final match was a win over Scott Armstrong on the September 10th, 1994 edition of WCW Worldwide.
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
1997 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Former leader of stable The Nation of Domination, Simmons 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. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old …  In late 1998, Simmons began teaming with Bradshaw as The Acolytes, a violent tag team sporting occult symbolism on their tights and chests. … 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 his retirement from professional wrestling, he would like to continue or even improve his role within WWE.
On the January 15, 2007 episode of Raw, he was seen in the ring with Chris Masters in the "Master Lock Challenge", which ended prematurely after interference from Super Crazy. … Read More


He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
2009 - 2013 5 More Events
2014 56 Years Old 1 More Event
Simmons showed up again almost a year later on the January 6, 2014 Old School Raw in a backstage segment with DDP and Booker T.
2015 57 Years Old He also made an appearance on the January 19, 2015 episode of Raw. … Read More
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