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Encyclopedia > Ron Simmons
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Ring name(s) Ron Simmons
Faarooq Asad
Faarooq
Farooq
Billed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1]
Billed weight 270 lb (123 kg)[1]
Born May 15, 1958 (1958-05-15) (age 49)
Perry, Georgia
Resides Marietta, Georgia[1]
Billed from Warner Robins, Georgia
Trained by Hiro Matsuda[2][1]
Debut October 1986[2]

Ron Simmons[2] (born May 15, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and retired American football player. He was the first African American to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, and was thus the first officially recognized African American World Champion. (Bobo Brazil, who won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in 1962, was not officially recognized for his win.) He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment where he does public relations work, appears in backstage segments on RAW, known for his catchphrase, "DAMN!" and occasionally wrestling on the RAW brand. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (404x658, 71 KB) Athlete Ron Simmons Source: http://www. ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Perry is a city located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Historic Downtown Marietta Marietta is a city located in central Cobb County, Georgia GR6, and is its county seat. ... Nickname: Location in Georgia Coordinates: , Counties Houston and Peach Founded September 1, 1942 Government  - Mayor Donald S. Walker Area  - City 59. ... Hiro Matsuda was the trainer of Hulk Hogan, Mr. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world championship in World Championship Wrestling. ... The World Heavyweight Championship is the name given to a number of unrelated titles, meant to emphasize the top championship of boxing, professional wrestling, mixed martial arts, or other similar sports and performance arts. ... Houston Harris (July 10, 1924 in Little Rock, Arkansas — January 20, 1998), known professionally as Bobo Brazil, was an African-American professional wrestler who was known for breaking down barriers of racial segregation in professional wrestling. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Heavyweight Championship is the primary professional wrestling title in the National Wrestling Alliance. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... // Public relations (PR) Public Relations- a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institutions image. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Brand extension is a marketing strategy in which a firm that markets a product with a well-developed image uses the same brand name but in a different product category. ...


Simmons was a Florida State University All-American football player, and played for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League and the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Canadian Football League. He became a professional wrestler in 1986, and went on to wrestle in World Championship Wrestling under his real name and in the World Wrestling Federation under both his real name and the ring names Faarooq Asad and Faarooq (sometimes spelled Farooq). Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... “Browns” redirects here. ... NFL redirects here. ... The Ottawa Rough Riders were a Canadian Football League team based in Ottawa, Ontario. ... “CFL” redirects here. ... For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

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American football career

Born in Perry, Georgia, Simmons attended Warner Robins High School, where he played American 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. Perry is a city located in Houston County, Georgia. ... Warner Robins High School is the oldest high school in Warner Robins, Georgia. ... A diagram of the linemen, with defensive linemen (in 4-3 formation) in red and offensive linemen in green. ... The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is the only major daily newspaper in Atlanta and its suburbs. ...


Simmons was an All-American football player at Florida State University under coach Bobby Bowden (who Simmons described as "a second father"), spending four years as a defensive nose guard. In 1988, Simmons' jersey (number 50) was retired by Florida State University,[3] the third time a number has been retired in FSU history. In addition, Simmons was inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame for his accomplishments while playing at Florida State University. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Robert Cleckler Bowden (born November 8, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama), better known as Bobby Bowden, is the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football history with 366 career wins. ... Nose Guard is a position in american football. ...


He later had a brief career in the National Football League, selected as pick 160 in 1981. He played for the Cleveland Browns, and the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits in 1984 and the Memphis Showboats in 1985, but it was in Tampa where he was a teammate of future professional wrester Lex Luger and Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton. NFL redirects here. ... “Browns” redirects here. ... “USFL” redirects here. ... The Tampa Bay Bandits was a franchise in the United States Football League and competed in all three of the seasons of that leagues existence: 1983, 1984, and 1985. ... The Memphis Showboats was a franchise in the United States Football League. ... Lawrence (Larry) Wendell Pfohl (born June 2, 1958), is an American former bodybuilder, professional wrestler, and American football player better known by his wrestling ring name, Lex Luger. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... Nathaniel Newton (born December 20, 1961) is a former American Football offensive lineman who played for the Dallas Cowboys (1986-1998) and the Carolina Panthers (1999). ...


Professional wrestling career

Simmons returned to prominence several years after the end of his football career when he was recruited by Japanese professional wrestler Hiro Matsuda. Simmons trained under Matsuda and debuted in October 1986. Hiro Matsuda was the trainer of Hulk Hogan, Mr. ...


National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling (1986-1994)

Ron Simmons teamed up with Butch Reed to form Doom. Doom defeated The Steiner Brothers for the NWA World Tag Team Championship and were recognized as the first (Black) holders of the WCW World Tag Team Championship in January 1991. Butch Reed (born Bruce Reed on July 11, 1954 in Warrensburg, Missouri) is a professional wrestler best known for his stints in the World Wrestling Federation and the National Wrestling Alliance/World Championship Wrestling. ... Doom was a professional wrestling tag team in the National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling that consisted of Ron Simmons and Butch Reed which existed from 1989 to 1991. ... The Steiner Brothers is the tag team of real-life brothers Scott Steiner & Rick Steiner. ... The National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) World Tag Team Championship is the premier tag team title in the NWA. There have been several versions of this title, but the title recognized by the NWA is the version that was recently defended primarily in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). ... The WCW World Tag Team Championship was the major tag team title in World Championship Wrestling from 1991 to 2001, when the promotion closed. ...


On August 2, 1992, a scheduled title match between Sting and WCW World Heavyweight Champion Big Van Vader was cancelled after Jake Roberts (kayfabe) injured Sting.[4] WCW President Bill Watts responded by holding a raffle to determine the number one contender.[4] Simmons won the raffle and defeated Vader with a powerslam to win the Championship.[4] By defeating Vader, Simmons became the first ever African American WCW World Heavyweight Champion.[4] is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Sting (disambiguation). ... The World Championship Wrestling (WCW) World Heavyweight Championship was a professional wrestling world championship in World Championship Wrestling. ... For the football player of the same name see Leon White (football player). ... Aurelian Jake Smith, Jr. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... Bill Watts, (born May 5, 1939 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a former American professional wrestler and promoter. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


Simmons held the title for nearly five months, during which time he consolidated his reputation as a stiff wrestler. His reign ended on December 30, 1992, when Vader defeated him to regain the title. To be stiff in professional wrestling is to hit an opponent with more force so as to make the attacks seem real to the fans. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Extreme Championship Wrestling (1994-1995)

Simmons appeared in Extreme Championship Wrestling from late 1994 to early 1995. During that time he unsuccessfully challenged ECW World Television Champion Shane Douglas at November to Remember 1994 and had matches with Mikey Whipwreck and 911. This article is about the independent promotion from 1992-2001. ... The ECW World Television Championship belt The ECW World Television Championship was the secondary title in Extreme Championship Wrestling from 1992 until it folded in 2001. ... Troy Shane Martin (born November 21, 1964) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler who is better known by his ring name, Shane Douglas. ... November to Remember (normally abbreviated to N2R) was an Eastern Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling professional wrestling show (and, later, pay per view) held annually during the month of November between 1993 and 2000. ... Michael Watson (born June 4, 1972 in Buffalo, New York) is a semi-retired American professional wrestler best known as Mikey Whipwreck and for his career with Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... Al Poling is a professional wrestler, better known as Big Al or 911. ...


World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (1996-Present)

Simmons joined the World Wrestling Federation and made his WWF debut on the July 22, 1996 episode of RAW is War. His first gimmick was that of 'Faarooq Asad', a gladiator who wore a black and blue gladiator outfit with a misshaped helmet and was managed by Sunny. Simmons briefly feuded with Ahmed Johnson before changing his ring name to simply 'Faarooq'. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... For other uses, see Gladiator (disambiguation). ... Tammy Lynn Sytch was Chris Candidos professional wrestling manager in ECW, WCW, WWE and various independent promotions. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Anthony (Tony) Norris (born June 6, 1970) is a former American professional wrestler known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as Ahmed Johnson, where he was the first African-American to hold the WWF Intercontinental Championship. ...


As Faarooq, Simmons and his new manager, Clarence Mason, formed a stable known as the Nation of Domination. The Nation of Domination was loosely based on the Nation of Islam, although the members of the stable were not exclusively African American. After Simmons threw the White American Crush and the Puerto Rican Savio Vega out of the Nation, Vega and Crush formed their own rival factions, known respectively as the Disciples of Apocalypse and Los Boricuas, and Simmons recruited more African American members for the Nation. The three stables feuded with one another throughout 1997. 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. In professional wrestling, a manager is a character who is paired with a wrestler. ... Clarence Mason was a professional wrestling manager in the mid-1990s for the World Wrestling Federation. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... The Nation of Domination is a former professional wrestling stable in the World Wrestling Federation. ... The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a religious and social/political organization founded in the United States by Wallace Fard Muhammad in 1930 with the self-proclaimed goal of resurrecting the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of the black men and women of America and the rest of the... The term white American (often used interchangeably with Caucasian American[3] and within the United States simply white[4]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European, Middle Eastern, and North African descent residing in the United States. ... This article is about the professional wrestler. ... Savio Vega (born Juan Rivera August 10, 1966 in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico) is a former professional wrestler for what was then the World Wrestling Federation. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Los Boricuas is a former Hispanic WWE stable from the late-90s. ... Dwayne Johnson, (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor and former professional wrestler,[2] best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock between 1996 and 2004. ...


After being dumped from the Nation, Simmons teamed briefly with 2 Cold Scorpio. In late 1998, Simmons began teaming with Bradshaw as Hell's Henchmen. They were managed by The Jackyl until he left the WWF, at which point they were repackaged as members of The Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness and were renamed the Acolytes, as they acted like acolytes to the Undertaker. The Acolytes recruited Dennis Knight and Mabel to the Ministry by kidnapping and brainwashing them (renaming them Mideon and Viscera, respectively), and feuded with the Undertaker's rivals, such as D-Generation X and The Brood, the latter of which would later join the Ministry as well. Charles Charlie Scaggs (born October 25, 1965) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring names, 2 Cold Scorpio or Too Cold Scorpio and Flash Funk. ... “John Hawk” redirects here. ... The Acolytes Protection Agency (A.P.A), also known as Hells Henchmen and The Acolytes, was a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation, active between October 1998 and March 2004. ... Don Callis is a Canadian former professional wrestler and manager, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling as color commentator Cyrus the Virus. ... For the Combichrist song, see Everybody Hates You Mark Calaway (born March 24, 1965[2][3]) is an American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name The Undertaker. ... The Ministry of Darkness was a group of friends that learned how to well lets say grow balls and tickle each other and join the liffl for PURE VICTORY AND BADASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSNESSSS. =) professional wrestling heel stable in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. ... The Acolytes Protection Agency, also known as Hells Henchmen, The Acolytes, or The A.P.A., were a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation, active between October 1998 and March 2004. ... Dennis Knight (born December 26, 1968 in Biggers, Arkansas) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation as Phineas I. Godwinn and Mideon. ... Nelson Frazier, Jr. ... Brainwashing (also known as thought reform or re-education) consists of any systematic effort aimed at instilling certain attitudes and beliefs in a person against his/her will, usually beliefs in conflict with the persons prior beliefs and knowledge. ... D-Generation X (a. ... The Brood was a stable in the World Wrestling Federation during the Attitude Era of the late 1990s. ...


After the Undertaker suffered an injury in late 1999, the Ministry of Darkness disbanded. Simmons and Bradshaw continued to team with one another, and eventually adopted the gimmick of two brawlers who enjoyed drinking beer and smoking cigars (much like The Crusher and Dick the Bruiser before them). After Bradshaw began hiring out the services of the Acolytes as mercenaries and bodyguards, the tag team was renamed the Acolytes Protection Agency (APA). For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... This page is about the tobacco product; for other meanings of Cigar, see Cigar (disambiguation). ... Reginald Lisowski was a professional wrestler better known as The Crusher. ... William Richard Afflis (June 27, 1929-November 10, 1991) was an American professional wrestler best known as Dick the Bruiser. ... Mercenary (disambiguation). ... Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ... The Acolytes Protection Agency, also known as Hells Henchmen, The Acolytes, or The A.P.A., were a professional wrestling tag team in the World Wrestling Federation, active between October 1998 and March 2004. ...


The APA teamed together until 2002, when Simmons was drafted to the SmackDown! brand of the WWF (by then renamed World Wrestling Entertainment). Faarooq had a brief heel turn when he teamed with Reverend D-Von until he retired in December 2002, but in June 2003 he returned to WWE with Bradshaw and the APA reunited. One memorable moment during this short return was a joke shared by the two during which they claimed that the Basham Brothers' then-valet Shaniqua was actually Shelton Benjamin in drag. The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by the professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Devon Hughes (born August 1, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment as D-Von Dudley. ... The Basham Brothers are a heel professional wrestling tag team who worked for World Wrestling Entertainment and is now currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the name Basham and Damaja. ... Linda Miles (born August 28, 1978 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American former professional wrestler and professional wrestling manager. ... Shelton Benjamin[2] (born July 9, 1975)[2] is an American professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) working on its RAW brand as one half of The Worlds Greatest Tag Team with Charlie Haas. ...


In his last WWE storyline, he was fired by former SmackDown! General Manager Paul Heyman after he disrespected Heyman (due to the WrestleMania XX issue between Heyman and Stone Cold Steve Austin during that night). It was assumed the APA would be fired, but it turned out to only be Faarooq. Ron retired from his in-ring career, accusing Bradshaw of not being a faithful friend (in kayfabe; Simmons had decided to retire quietly in this manner due to injury and age). During that event, Heyman told Bradshaw that it was time for him to break out on his own again. Bradshaw went on to win the WWE Championship. Simmons retired from wrestling after this incident but continues to make appearances for the WWE in a promotional capacity. In professional wrestling, an angle is a fictional storyline. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Paul Buster Heyman (born September 11, 1965) is a professional wrestling manager, on-air talent, and former promoter. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Steven James Williams (born Steven Anderson on December 18, 1964)[2] better known by his ring name Stone Cold Steve Austin, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship is a professional wrestling world championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


In 2006, during a rebroadcast of the 1981 Orange Bowl on Sun Sports, Ron stated that since that time he has retired from wrestling action, but would like to continue or even improve his role with the WWE. Starting in October 2006, he began making short cameos on RAW to say his catchphrase of "Damn", often in awe of or shock at odd happenings. The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Sun Sports is a Florida sports broadcasting network, headquartered in Orlando. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


On the November 20, 2006 edition of RAW, Simmons was chosen by Ric Flair to replace the injured Roddy Piper at the Survivor Series to take on the Spirit Squad. He was the first to be eliminated, via countout. He was seen in the ring with Chris Masters in the Masterlock Challenge on the January 15, 2007 edition of RAW, a confrontation which ended prematurely after interference from Super Crazy. Although Simmons technically broke the masterlock, it was not officially recognized because of Crazy's interference. is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roderick George Toombs (born April 17, 1954) better known by his ring name Rowdy Roddy Piper, is a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. ... Survivor Series 2006 was the twentieth annual Survivor Series professional wrestling pay-per-view event from World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The Spirit Squad was a five member stable who wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment on the RAW brand, as well as in farm territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Francisco Pantoja Islas (born December 3, 1973) is a Mexican professional wrestler best known by his ring name Super Crazy. ...


On the July 27, 2007 edition of Smackdown!, Simmons was named the best man for Theodore Long and Kristal's (kayfabe) wedding. is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Theodore Robert Rufus Long (born September 15, 1955) is a former professional wrestling referee and manager, and is currently working on World Wrestling Entertainments SmackDown! brand as its General Manager. ... Kristal Marshall (born November 11, 1983), better known simply as Kristal, is an American model and professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment on its SmackDown! brand. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ...


Ron Simmons also engaged in a feud against Santino Marella. On Monday September 10, 2007 on RAW, Simmons was attacked by Marella. This was the first time that Simmons has been attacked by someone on screen for years. During an episode of The Dating Game on RAW on General Manager William Regal's first night, featuring Maria as the bachelorette, Simmons said something other than DAMN! for the first time during his comeback, saying SPAM!, NAM! when being asked questions by Regal and SCRAM! when he was picked as bachelor over Marella, asking Marella to scram. Anthony John Carelli (born March 6, 1974) is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring names, Boris Alexiev and currently, Santino Marella. ... The Dating Game was an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ... // This is a list of authority figures, people who have (kayfabe) power, in selective professional wrestling promotions or brands within North America. ... Darren Kenneth Matthews (born May 10, 1968) better known by his ring name William Regal, is an English professional wrestler. ... Maria Kanellis (Born February 25, 1982)[1][2] better known simply as Maria, is an American professional wrestler, working for World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... This article is about the canned meat product. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000...


Simmons returned to the ring on the September 21st edition of WWE Heat and defeated Johnny Parisi in a squash match which he won with a spinebuster. After the match he said, "Damn!" to the fans. WWE Heat (formerly known as WWE Sunday Night Heat and capatilized as WWE HEAT) is a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment, showcasing talent from the Raw roster with lower-card matches. ... Joseph Dorgan (born July 3, 1975 in Niagara Falls, New York) is an American professional wrestler. ... In professional wrestling, a squash is an extremely one-sided match; one performer dominates the other and quickly defeats him with virtually no resistance. ... Much of the action in professional wrestling involves the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him/her down. ...


On the September 24, 2007 edition of Monday Night Raw, Simmons made a return to the ring and defeated Santino Marella by countout after Marella left the ring and walked out.


A week later, Simmons said, "Damn!" one more time after throwing Steve-O (of Jackass fame) out of a nearby door. After the showing of the event, a short segment was aired, promoting Steve-O's new show, which was premiering after RAW. The segment shown himself and Simmons once again, this time Simmons saying, "Then don't you have somewhere to be?" after Steve-O telling him about his show airing after RAW. This indicated the first time since his return to say a full sentence and not to say "Damn", and/or any word rhyming with it. For other people with similar-sounding names, see Steve O.. Steve-O (born Stephen Gilchrist Glover on June 13, 1974 in Wimbledon, London, UK) is a daredevil performer and television personality. ...


Wrestling facts

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Championships and accomplishments

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Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d WWE: Superstars > Raw > Ron Simmons > Bio. WWE.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
  2. ^ a b c OWW Profile. OWW. Retrieved on 2007-09-23.
  3. ^ Florida State University Official Athletic Site. seminoles.com. Retrieved on 2007-10-01.
  4. ^ a b c d Foley, Mick. Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks (p.3)

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Ron Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler and American football player.
Simmons was an All-American football player at Florida State University under coach Bobby Bowden (who Simmons described as "a second father"), spending four years as a defensive nose guard.
Simmons returned to prominence several years after the end of his football career when he was recruited by Japanese professional wrestling Hiro Matsuda.
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