Ron Simmons

Ron Simmons

  • Born on
    • May 15th, 1958
Ronald Simmons is a retired American professional wrestler and football player. He performed for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his real name, and in WWE 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. 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, Canadian Football League and United States Football League 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's Tampa Bay Bandits.


Acting (11 Credits)

2004WrestleMania XX as Faarooq
2002WrestleMania X8 as Faarooq
2002Royal Rumble as Faarooq
2001Royal Rumble as Faarooq
2001WrestleMania X-Seven as Faarooq
2000Royal Rumble as Faarooq
2000WrestleMania 2000 as Ron Simmons
1999WWF Armageddon as Faarooq
1998Royal Rumble as Faarooq
1998WrestleMania XIV as Faarooq
1997WrestleMania 13 as Faarooq

Himself (4 Credits)

2019WrestleMania 35 as Himself
2014WrestleMania XXX as Himself
2007Royal Rumble as Himself
1999WrestleMania XV as Himself


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