Ron Simmons/Faarooq

02/07/2021

Ron Simmons is a retired professional wrestler  and football player.  He had a successful career that earned the enshrinement of being inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2012.  

According to the WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment,  Simmons first made a name for himself competing in WCW during the late 1980s and early 1990s.  He is recognized as the first African American to win the WCW World Heavyweight Champion.  

Simmons worked alongside with Butch Reed and won the NWA/WCW World Tag Team championship titles as "Doom."  

In WWF/E, Simmons partnered with Bradshaw and won three world tag team titles as the "A.P.A."  

Simmons is known for his famous trademark, "Damn!"  The catchphrase happens when a superstar says or does something ridiculous.  

Ring names:

Faarooq

Faarooq Asad

Ron Simmons

Also, Simmons has been inducted into  the college football Hall of Fame (2008)