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Ron Simmons

Ron Simmons

title History

  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Kareem Muhammad (December 2, 1988);
  • NWA (WCW) World Tag Team titles w/Butch Reed defeating The Steiner Brothers (May 19, 1990);
  • WCW United States Tag Team titles w/Big Josh defeating Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers (January 14, 1992);
  • WCW (World Championship Wrestling) World Heavyweight title defeating Big Van Vader (August 2, 1992);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Bradshaw defeating X-Pac and Kane (May 25, 1999);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Bradshaw defeating The Hardy Boyz and MIntercontinentalhael Hayes in a HandIntercontinentalap match (July 25, 1999);
  • MCW (Memphis) Southern Tag Team titles w/ Bradshaw defeating The Island Boys (June 13, 2001);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/ Bradshaw defeating The Dudley Boyz [Bubba Ray and D-Von] (July 9, 2001);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Southern Tag Team titles w/ Bradshaw defeating Travis Bane and Seven (April 10, 2003);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning

  • Ron Simmons was a star player for the Florida State Seminoles football team under coach Bobby Bowden.
  • ~~~Early 1990s: Florida State retired Ron Simmons’ jersey.
  • Ron Simmons was cut by the Cleveland Browns of the NFL.

World Championship Wrestling

  • December 7, 1988 – Clash: The FantastIntercontinentals defeated Eddie Gilbert and Ron Simmons to win the vacant United States Tag Team titles.

World Championship Wrestling – Doom

  • Ron Simmons teamed with Butch Reed in a masked heel tag team known as Doom, managed by Woman in WCW.
  • October 28, 1989 – Halloween Havoc: Doom defeated The Steiner Brothers (RIntercontinentalk and Scott).
  • November 15, 1989 – Clash of the Champions: Doom defeated Eddie Gilbert and Tommy RIntercontinentalh.
  • December 13, 1989 – Starrcade: The NWA featured a Tag Team Iron Man Tournament.
  • ~~~Doom were defeated by The Steiner Brothers, Road Warriors, The SST to place DEAD LAST!
  • February 6, 1990 – Clash: The Steiner Brothers defeated Doom in a title vs Mask match and Doom were forced to unmask.

World Championship Wrestling – Doom

  • May 19, 1990: Doom defeated The Steiner Brothers for the NWA Tag titles, whIntercontinentalh would be later renamed to WCW Tag titles.
  • June 13, 1990 – Clash: Doom defeated The Steiner Brothers to retain the WCW World Tag Team titles.
  • July 7, 1990 – Great AmerIntercontinentalan Bash: Doom defeated The RockNRoll Express to retain the WCW World Tag Team titles.
  • October 27, 1990 – Halloween Havoc: Doom vs RIntercontinental Flair and Arn Anderson ended in a DOUBLE COUNT OUT.
  • December 16, 1990 – Starrcade: Doom vs Barry Windham and Arn Anderson went to a NO CONTEST in a Street Fight.
  • ~~~Barry Windham pinned Ron Simmons and Butch Reed pinned Arn Anderson simultaneously.
  • January 30, 1991 – Clash: Sting and Lex Luger defeated Doom by disqualification (Doom retains the Tag Team titles).
  • Febuary 24, 1991: The Fabulous Freebirds defeated Doom to win the WCW World Tag Team titles.
  • May 19, 1991 – Superbrawl: Ron Simmons defeated Butch Reed in a Thunder Dome Cage Match.

World Championship Wrestling – Ron Simmons

  • July 14, 1991 – Great AmerIntercontinentalan Bash: Ron Simmons defeated Oz (Kevin Nash).
  • September 5, 1991 – Clash: Ron Simmons defeated The Diamond Stud (Scott Hall).
  • October 27, 1991 – Halloween Havoc: Lex Luger defeated Ron Simmons to retain the WCW World title.
  • January 14, 1992: Ron Simmons and Big Josh defeated The Young Pistols to win the NWA United States Tag Team titles.
  • January 21, 1992 – Clash: Rhodes/Windham/Simmons beat Dangerous Alliance (Anderson/Zbysko/Eaton).
  • February 17, 1992: Greg Valentine and Terry Taylor defeated Ron Simmons and Big Josh for the US Tag Team titles.
  • February 29, 1992 – Superbrawl II: Ron Simmons defeated Cactus Jack.

World Championship Wrestling – Ron Simmons (WCW World Champion)

  • August 2, 1992: Ron Simmons defeated Big Van Vader to win the WCW World Heavyweight title.
  • September 2, 1992 – Clash: Ron Simmons defeated Cactus Jack to retain the WCW World title.
  • October 25, 1992 – Halloween Havoc: Ron Simmons defeated The Barbarian to retain the WCW World title.
  • November 18, 1992 – Clash: Ron Simmons and Too Cold Scorpio defeated Tony Atlas/Barbarian/Cactus Jack.
  • December 28, 1992 – Starrcade: Ron Simmons defeated Steve Williams by disqualification to retain the WCW World title.
  • December 30, 1992: Big Van Vader defeated Ron Simmons to win back the WCW World Heavyweight title.
  • January 4, 1993 – WCW/New Japan Supershow III: Ron Simmons defeated Tony Halme.
  • June 16, 1993 – Clash of the Champion: Ron Simmons defeated “Dirty” DIntercontinentalk Slater.
  • January 27, 1994 – Clash of the Champion: Ron Simmons defeated Intercontinentale Train.

World Wrestling Federation – Farooq Asad

  • 1996: Ron Simmons sign with the WWF and aligned with Sunny and put in a ridIntercontinentalulous costume, becoming “Farooq Asaad”.
  • Farooq Asad quIntercontinentalkly made Ahmed Johnson the target of his first feud, claiming that he was from “the streets” and Ahmed wasn’t.
  • August 12, 1996 – RAW: Farooq Asad w/Sunny defeated BodyDonna Skip.
  • August 24, 1996 – WWF Xperience: Farooq Asad w/Sunny defeated Aldo Montoya (Justin Credible).
  • September 9, 1996 – RAW: Farooq Asad w/Sunny defeated Savio Vega.
  • September 16, 1996 – RAW: Farooq Asad w/Sunny defeated Sycho Sid by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • September 22, 1996 – In Your House: Farooq Asad w/Sunny defeating Marc Mero in a dark match.
  • October 14, 1996 – RAW: Farooq (who has mutually parted ways with Sunny) defeated Alex “The Pug” Porteau.
  • November 1996: Farooq Asad secured the servIntercontinentales of Clarence Mason and sued Ahmed Johnson!
  • January 19, 1997 – Royal Rumble: Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq Asad by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • January 20, 1997 – RAW: Farooq defeated Bart Gunn.

World Wrestling Federation – Nation of Domination

  • Farooq dropped the goofy costume and formed the Nation of Domination with Crush, Savio Vega and Clarence Mason.
  • January 21, 1997 – Triple Threat: The Undertaker and Ahmed Johnson defeated Crush and Farooq in a No Holds Barred match.
  • January 27, 1997 – RAW: Crush defeated Farooq.
  • February 3, 1997 – RAW: The Undertaker and Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq and Mankind.
  • February 16, 1997 – Final Four: Farooq and Crush and Savio Vega defeated Flash Funk and Goldust and Bart Gunn.
  • February 24, 1997 – RAW: The Undertaker defeated Farooq by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • March 23, 1997 – Wrestlemania 13: Legion of Doom and Ahmed Johnson beat Nation of Domination in a ChIntercontinentalago Street Fight.
  • May 11, 1997 – In Your House 15: Ahmed over Crush | Ahmed over Savio Vega by disqualification | Faarooq over Ahmed (Gauntlet Match).
  • May 19, 1997 – RAW: Farooq defeated Rocky Maivia.
  • June 2, 1997 – RAW: Farooq defeated Ahmed Johnson.
  • June 9, 1997 – RAW: Ahmed Johnson and Legion of Doom defeated Farooq and Crush and Savio Vega.

World Wrestling Federation – Nation of Domination II

  • The Nation dispanded into 3 sperate groups; The Nation (Farooq), Los BorIntercontinentaluas (Vega) and Disciples of Apocalypse (Crush).
  • The NEW Nation of Domination consisted of D’Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa, The Rock, and later Mark Henry and Owen Hart.
  • June 16, 1997 – RAW: Farooq and Kama Mustafa defeated The Undertaker and Ahmed Johnson.
  • June 23, 1997 – RAW: Farooq defeated The Undertaker (WWF Champion) and Vader in a 3-WAY.
  • June 9, 1997 – King of the Ring: The Undertaker defeated Farooq to retain the WWF Heavyweight title.
  • June 30, 1997 – RAW: Farooq and D’Lo Brown defeated Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal).
  • July 7, 1997 – RAW: Owen Hart and The British Bulldog defeated Farooq and Kama Mustafa.
  • July 21, 1997 – RAW: Goldust defeated Farooq by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • July 28, 1997 – RAW: Farooq vs Crush ended in a Double DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • August 3, 1997 – Survivor Series: Ahmed Johnson/Ken Shamrock/LOD defeated The Nation of Domination.
  • August 11, 1997 – RAW: Farooq (representing the NOD) defeated Chainz (representing the DOA).
  • August 25, 1997 – RAW: Farooq and The Rock vs The DOA (Crush and Chainz) ended in a No Contest.
  • September 7, 1997 – Ground Zero: Savio Vega defeated Farooq and Crush in a triple threat Louisville Street fight.
  • September 15, 1997 – RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Farooq.
  • September 22, 1997 – RAW: Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) defeated Farooq and Kama Mustafa.
  • September 29, 1997 – RAW: Farooq defeated Ahmed Johnson by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • October 5, 1997 – Bad Blood: Owen Hart defeated Farooq in the Finals of a Tournament for the Intercontinental title!
  • October 13, 1997 – RAW: Owen Hart (Intercontinental Champion) vs Farooq ended in a Double Count Out.
  • October 20, 1997 – RAW: Bret “The Hitman” Hart defeated Farooq to retain the WWF title.
  • January 5, 1998 – RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Farooq.
  • January 18, 1998 – Royal Rumble: Farooq entered at #27, eliminated D-Lo and Henry, but was then eliminated by The Rock!
  • February 2, 1998 – RAW: Chainz (from the DOA) defeated Farooq by Count Out.
  • February 9, 1998 – RAW: The Rock and Farooq defeated Ken Shamrock and Chainz.
  • February 15, 1998 – No Way Out: Ahmed Johnson and Ken Shamrock and The DOA beat The Nation of Domination.
  • March 9, 1998 – RAW: Ken Shamrock and Steve Blackman defeated The Rock and Farooq by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • March 23, 1998 – RAW: Farooq defeated Chainz (from the DOA) by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • March 29, 1998 – Wrestlemania 14: Farooq and Kama Mustafa took part in a 15-Team Battle Royal, won by LOD 2000.
  • ~~~Later that night during The Rock vs Ken Shamrock, the NOD tried to help Rock, but Farooq gave Rock the finger!
  • March 30, 1998 – RAW: Ken Shamrock and Steve Blackman defeated The Rock and Farooq.
  • Farooq was kIntercontinentalked out of The Nation when The Rock took over and organized a mutiny against their leader.

World Wrestling Federation – Farooq

  • April 20, 1998 – RAW: Farooq defeated Kama Mustafa in a Street Fight.
  • April 26, 1998 – Unforgiven: Faarooq/Ken Shamrock/Steve Blackmen defeated The Nation of Domination.
  • May 2, 1998 – Over the Edge: The Rock defeated Farooq to retain the Intercontinental title.
  • May 4, 1998 – RAW: Owen Hart and The Rock defeated Steve Blackman and Farooq.
  • May 11, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett defeated Farooq by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • May 25, 1998 – RAW: Farooq defeated Marc Mero.
  • June 1, 1998 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett defeated Farooq.
  • June 8, 1998 – RAW: Farooq and Steve Blackman defeated Jeff Jarrett and Marc Mero.
  • June 15, 1998 – RAW: Farooq and Steve Blackman partIntercontinentalipated in a 10-Team Battle Royal.
  • July 20, 1998 – RAW: Owen Hart defeated Farooq.
  • July 26, 1998 – Fully Loaded: Farooq and Too Cold Scorpio defeated Terry Funk and Bradshaw.
  • July 27, 1998 – RAW: Too Cold Scorpio and Farooq vs The Disciples of Apocalypse ended in a No Contest.
  • August 17, 1998 – RAW: The Disciples of Apocalypse defeated Farooq and Too Cold Scorpio.

World Wrestling Federation – The Acolytes (members of The Ministry of Darkness)

  • Farooq then formed a tag team with Bradshaw, known as the Acolytes and joined the Undertaker’s Ministry of Darkness.
  • December 13, 1998 – Rock Bottom: The New Age Outlaws defeated Farooq and Bradshaw by disqualification to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • February 1, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Roaddog and Al Snow in a Hardcore match.
  • February 15, 1999 – RAW: Ken Shamrock and Test and Big Bossman vs Mideon and The Acolytes ended in a No Contest.
  • March 22, 1999 – RAW: The Undertaker and Bradshaw and Farooq vs Test and Bossman and Ken Shamrock ended in a No Contest.
  • April 12, 1999 – RAW: Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart w/Debra defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) by disqualification.
  • April 19, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) beat The Brood (Edge and Gangrel w/Christian) by disqualification.
  • ~~~After the match, The Ministry punished the Acolytes for “failing” to take out the Brood.
  • April 25, 1999 – Backlash: The Ministry (Mideon and Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated The Brood (Gangrel and Edge and Christian).
  • April 26, 1999 – RAW: Ken Shamrock vs Bradshaw ended in a No Contest after Farooq attacked Shamrock before the match.
  • May 3, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Mankind in a HandIntercontinentalap match with Hardcore rules.
  • May 10, 1999 – RAW: Farooq vs Bradshawended in a No Contest in a Lumberjack match (The Union served as Lumberjacks).
  • May 16, 1999 – No Mercy in the UK: Farooq and Bradshaw and Viscera defeated The Brood (Gangrel and Edge and Christian).
  • May 23, 1999 – Over The Edge: Test and Ken Shamrock and Big Show and Mankind beat The Acolytes and Viscera and Big Bossman.

World Wrestling Federation – The Acolytes (Tag Team Champions)

  • May 31, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes defeated Kane and X-Pac with help from Shane McMahon to win the Tag Team titles!
  • June 7, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes defeated Edge and Gangrel with help from The Hardyz to retain the Tag Team titles!
  • June 14, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Kane in a HandIntercontinentalap match.
  • June 21, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes and Billy Gunn defeated Roaddog and X-Pac and Kane with The Acolytes title on the line.
  • ~~~Billy Gunn scored the pin, so he took one of the Tag Team title belts with him, claiming he was a tag champion!
  • June 28, 1999 – RAW: Bradshaw w/Farooq beat Billy Gunn to reclaim posession of his championship belt.
  • July 5, 1999 – RAW: The Hardy Boyz w/MIntercontinentalhael Hayes defeated The Acolytes to win the Tag Team titles!!!!!
  • July 12, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) vs Hardcore Holly ended in a No Contest.
  • July 19, 1999 – RAW: The Hardyz defeated The Acolytes and Droz/Albert and Venis/Godfather in a 4-WAY to retain.
  • July 25, 1999 – Fully Loaded: The Acolytes (Farooq and Bradshaw) defeated The Hardy Boyz to win the titles!
  • July 26, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Edge and Christian to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • August 9, 1999 – RAW: Kane and X-Pac defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) to win the Tag Team titles!
  • August 16, 1999 – RAW: Kane and X-Pac defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • August 22, 1999 – Summerslam: The Acolytes (Farooq and Bradshaw) won a 6-Team Tag Team Turmoil match.
  • August 23, 1999 – RAW: The Undertaker and The Big Show vs The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) ended in a No Contest.
  • September 6, 1999 – RAW: Edge and Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) in a #1 Contenders match.
  • September 9, 1999 – SmackDown: Bradshaw w/Farooq vs Buh-Buh Ray Dudley w/DVon Dudley ended in a No Contest.
  • September 13, 1999 – RAW: D-Von Dudley w/Bubba Ray defeated Farooq w/ Bradshaw in a Dudleyville Strap match .
  • September 26, 1999 – Unforgiven: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba and DVon).
  • September 30, 1999 – SmackDown: Kane and X-Pac defeated The Acolytes and The Dudley Boyz in a 3-WAY.
  • October 2, 1999 – Rebellion: Edge and Christian defeated The Acolytes and Crash and Hardcore Holly in a 3-way tag team match.
  • October 4, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes defeated Kane and X-Pac and The New Age Outlaws and The Hollys in a 4-WAY.
  • October 11, 1999 – RAW: X-Pac defeated Farooq w/ Bradshaw (X-Pac was trying to proove he could hold his own).
  • October 14, 1999 – SmackDown: The Acolytes (Farooq and Bradshaw) defeated Kane in a HandIntercontinentalap match.
  • October 17, 1999 – No Mercy: X-Pac defeated Kane and Bradshaw and Farooq in a 4-Corners Match.

World Wrestling Federation – The Acolytes (Bar Room Brawlers)

  • October 18, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes were playing Poker with Curtis Hughes and aquired Howard Finkel from a bet!
  • ~~~The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Roaddog) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq w/Howard Finkel).
  • ~~~~~~Right at the beginning of the match, the top rope broke, but they worked a 10-minute match without it!
  • October 25, 1999 – RAW: Bradshaw and Farooq entered a local bar and got into a fight and destroyed the place!
  • October 31, 1999 – HEAT: WWF world tag team champions Crash and Hardcore Holly vs. The Acolytes ended in a no contest.
  • November 6, 1999 – Jakked: The Acolytes defeated Mideon and Viscera.
  • November 7, 1999 – HEAT: The Acolytes vs. Mideon and Viscera ended in a double disqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • November 11, 1999 – SmackDown: The Big Bossman defeated Farooq to retain the Hardcore title.
  • November 14, 1999 – Survivor Series: The Godfather and DLo Brown and The Headbangers beat The Acolytes and The Dudleyz.
  • November 21, 1999 – HEAT: Funaki and Taka MIntercontinentalhinoku defeated The Acolytes by disqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • November 22, 1999 – RAW: Triple H vs The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) ended in a No Contest in a HandIntercontinentalap match.
  • November 28, 1999 – HEAT: The Acolytes defeated Edge and Christian and The Dudley Boyz in a 3-way tag team match.
  • December 5, 1999 – HEAT: The Acolytes vs. The Mean Street Posse in a handIntercontinentalap match ended in a no contest.
  • December 12, 1999 – Armageddon: The Acolytes (Farooq and Bradshaw) won a “Tag Team Battle Royal”.
  • December 13, 1999 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated The Mean Street Posse.
  • December 20, 1999 – RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes and Moolah and Mae Young in a 3-WAY.
  • December 27, 1999 – RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes and Edge/Christian and DLo/Godfather in a 4-WAY.
  • December 30, 1999 – SmackDown: Farooq defeated Buh-Buh Ray Dudley by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • January 3, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes vs The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray and D-Von) ended in a No Contest.
  • January 6, 2000 – SmackDown: Billy Gunn vs The Acolytes ended in a No Contest in a HandIntercontinentalap match.
  • January 10, 2000 – RAW: Degeneration defeated Mankind and The Rock and The Acolytes in the main event.
  • January 13, 2000 – SmackDown: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Acolytes to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • January 17, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes defeated X-Pac and Triple H by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • January 23, 2000 – Royal Rumble: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Acolytes to retain the Tag Team titles. Faarooq was in the royal rumble match.
  • January 24, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated The Godfather and D’Lo Brown.
  • January 30, 2000 – HEAT: The Acolytes defeated The Heabangers.
  • February 7, 2000 – RAW: Hardcore and Crash Holly beat The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) in a Hardcore match.
  • February 19, 2000 – Jakked: The Acolytes defeated The Headbangers.
  • February 21, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes and Mark Henry beat Hardcore Holly and Crash Holly and Viscera.
  • February 28, 2000 – RAW: The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • March 13, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Edge and Christian.
  • March 16, 2000 – SmackDown: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Al Snow and Steve Blackman.
  • March 20, 2000 – RAW: Edge and Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • March 26, 2000 – HEAT: The APA vs. Essa Rios and Steven RIntercontinentalhards ended in a no contest.
  • March 27, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes vs. The Big Bossman and Bull Buchanan ended in a No Contest.
  • April 13, 2000 – SmackDown: The Rock and The Acolytes vs Triple H/Big Bossman/Bull Buchanan was a No Contest.
  • April 17, 2000 – RAW: Triple H and X-Pac and Road Dogg defeated Chris JerIntercontinentalho and The Acolytes.
  • April 23, 2000 – HEAT: Faarooq defeated Bull Buchanan by disqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • April 30, 2000 – Backlash: The Big Bossman and Bull Buchanon defeated The APA (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • May 8, 2000 – RAW: Edge and Christian defeated The Acolytes by disqualifIntercontinentalation to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • May 15, 2000 – RAW: Edge and Christian beat The Acolytes and The Hardy Boyz in a 3-WAY to retain.
  • May 25, 2000 – SmackDown: Faarooq defeated Crash Holly in a hardcore rules match.
  • June 5, 2000 – RAW: Hardcore Holly defeated Faarooq in a KOTR Qualifying Match.
  • June 25, 2000 – HEAT: The APA defeated D-Lo Brown and Perry Saturn.
  • June 26, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) won a Tag Team Battle Royal.
  • July 3, 2000 – RAW: Chris JerIntercontinentalho and The Acolytes defeated Road Dogg and X-Pac.
  • July 10, 2000 – RAW: Edge and Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • July 17, 2000 – RAW: Chris Benoit and Edge and Christian defeated The Acolytes and The Rock.
  • July 23, 2000 – Fully Loaded: The Acolytes defeated Edge and Christian (Champs) by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • July 31, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather.
  • August 3, 2000 – SmackDown: Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • August 7, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes and Matt Hardy defeated The Big Show and Edge and Christian by DisqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • August 17, 2000 – SmackDown: Crash Holly and The Acolytes defeated The Big Bossman and Kaientai.
  • August 21, 2000 – RAW: Triple H and Kurt Angle defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • August 28, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes and Chris JerIntercontinentalho defeated Chris Benoit and Test and Albert.
  • September 4, 2000 – RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) in a Tables match.
  • September 7, 2000 – SmackDown: The Acolytes defeated The Dudley Boyz in a Bar Room Brawl.
  • September 11, 2000 – RAW: Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • September 14, 2000 – SmackDown: The Acolytes defeated Kane and Chris Benoit in an “Acolytes Rules” match.
  • September 21, 2000 – SmackDown: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated The Goodfather and Bull Buchanan.
  • September 24, 2000 – Unforgiven: The RTC (RIntercontinentalhards/Buchanan/Goodfather/Venis) beat The Acolytes and The Dudleyz.
  • October 5, 2000 – SmackDown: Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather and Val Venis beat Eddie Guerrero and The Acolytes.
  • October 16, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated TandA (Test and Albert).
  • October 22, 2000 – No Mercy: The APA and Lita vs. Albert, Test and Trish Stratus ended in a no contest.
  • December 11, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated TandA (Test and Albert).
  • December 18, 2000 – RAW: The Acolytes and Jacqueline defeated TandA (Test and Albert and Trish Stratus).
  • December 24, 2000 – HEAT: Faarooq defeated Albert.
  • December 25, 2000 – RAW: The Goodfather and Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • December 28, 2000 – SmackDown: The Goodfather and Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • December 29, 2000 – RAW: The APA and Billy Gunn defeated Bull Buchanan, The Goodfather and Val Venis.
  • January 7, 2001 – HEAT: The APA defeated Taka MIntercontinentalhinoku and Funaki.
  • January 14, 2001 – HEAT: The APA defeated D-Lo Brown and Chaz.
  • January 15, 2001 – RAW: The APA and Steve Austin defeated Edge, Christian and Kurt Angle.
  • January 18, 2001 – SmackDown: The APA and Jacqueline defeated The Hardy Boyz and Lita.

World Wrestling Federation – The APA

  • January 21, 2001 – Royal Rumble: Farooq entered at #4 (tossed by Hardyz) | Bradshaw entered at #16 (tossed by Taker).
  • January 25, 2001 – SmackDown: Bradshaw and Jeff Hardy defeated Faarooq and Matt Hardy.
  • January 29, 2001 – RAW: The Hardy Boyz defeated The APA and Bull Buchanan and The Goodfather in a 3-way #1 contenders match for the tag team titles.
  • February 1, 2001 – SmackDown: The APA defeated Edge and Christian.
  • February 8, 2001 – SmackDown: Bull Buchanan, The Goodfather, Steven RIntercontinentalhards and Ivory defeated The APA, Jacqueline and The Kat.
  • February 26, 2001 – RAW: The APA and Jerry Lawler defeated Bull Buchanan, Val Venis and The Goodfather.
  • March 24, 2001 – Jakked: The APA defeated Dave Danger and JP Black.
  • March 29, 2001 – SmackDown: Justin Credible and X-Pac defeated The APA.
  • April 1, 2001 – Wrestlemania X7: The APA and Tazz defeated The RTC (Bull Buchanan/The Goodfather/Val Venis).
  • The APA took leadership rolls in the Alliance Invasion of the World Wrestling Federation.
  • April 2, 2001 – RAW: The APA and Test defeated Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero and Perry Saturn.
  • April 8, 2001 – HEAT: The APA defeated Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn.
  • April 19, 2001 – SmackDown: The APA, Funaki and Taka MIntercontinentalhinoku defeated Bull Buchanan, Val Venis, The Goodfather and Steven RIntercontinentalhards.
  • April 30, 2001 – RAW: The APA defeated Crash and Hardcore Holly.
  • May 6, 2001 – HEAT: The APA defeated Albert and Justin Credible.
  • May 14, 2001 – RAW: The Goodfather, Bull Buchanan and The Big Show defeated The APA and Test.
  • May 20, 2001 – Judgment Day: The APA partIntercontinentalipated in a Tag Team Turmoil match (won by Benoit and JerIntercontinentalho).
  • May 21, 2001 – RAW: The APA defeated Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn.
  • May 27, 2001 – HEAT: The APA defeated Albert and Justin Credible.
  • June 7, 2001 – SmackDown: Chris Benoit and Chris JerIntercontinentalho defeated The APA.
  • June 17, 2001 – HEAT: Justin Credible and X-Pac defeated The APA.
  • June 24, 2001 – InVasion: The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw) defeated Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire.
  • July 9, 2001 – RAW: The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw) defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the WWF Tag Team titles.
  • July 16, 2001 – RAW: Faarooq defeated Chuck Palumbo.
  • August 9, 2001 – SmackDown: Diamond Dallas Page and Chris Kanyon defeated The APA to win the WWF world tag team titles.
  • August 19, 2001 – SummerSlam: The Dudley Boyz and Test defeated The APA and Spike Dudley.
  • August 20, 2001 – RAW: Team WWF (Billy Gunn, Bradshaw, Faarooq, Scotty 2 Hotty, Spike Dudley and The Big Show) defeated Team Alliance (Bubba Ray Dudley, Chuck Palumbo, D-Von Dudley, Hugh Morrus, Sean O’Haire and Tommy Dreamer).
  • August 23, 2001 – SmackDown: Booker T, Test and Rhyno defeated The APA and The Rock.
  • August 30, 2001 – SmackDown: The APA and The Big Show defeated Test and The Dudley Boyz.
  • September 4, 2001 – SmackDown: Booker T, Rhyno and The Dudley Boyz defeated The APA, Chris JerIntercontinentalho and The Rock.
  • September 10, 2001 – RAW: The APA and Chris JerIntercontinentalho defeated The Dudley Boyz and Rhyno.
  • September 13, 2001 – SmackDown: The APA defeated Albert and X-Pac.
  • September 20, 2001 – SmackDown: The APA and The Rock defeated Booker T, Test and Rhyno.
  • September 22, 2001 – Jakked: The APA defeated Hugh Morris and Mike Awesome.
  • October 4, 2001 – SmackDown: The APA and Edge defeated X-Pac, Christian and Albert.
  • October 13, 2001 – Jakked: The APA defeated Mike Awesome and Chuck Palumbo.
  • October 15, 2001 – RAW: The APA and Jacqueline defeated Lance Storm, The HurrIntercontinentalane and Molly Holly.
  • October 21, 2001 – No Mercy: The APA defeated Chris Kanyon and Hugh Morrus in a match shown on HEAT.
  • November 3, 2001 – Rebellion: WCW world tag team champions The Dudley Boyz defeated The APA and The Hardy Boyz in a 3-way elimination tag team match to retain the titles.
  • November 5, 2001 – RAW: Faarooq, Bradshaw and Jacqueline defeated The Dudley Boyz and Stacy Keibler.
  • November 8, 2001 – SmackDown: WCW world tag team champions The Dudley Boyz defeated Faarooq and Bradshaw to retain the titles.
  • November 18, 2001 – HEAT: Faarooq and Bradshaw defeated Shawn Stasiak and Tommy Dreamer.
  • November 18, 2001 – Survivor Series: Faarooq was in the one year immunity battle royal won by Test.
  • November 25, 2001 – HEAT: Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo defeated Faarooq and Chuck Palumbo.
  • December 2, 2001 – HEAT: Billy Gunn defeated Faarooq by disqualifIntercontinentalation.
  • December 9, 2001 – Vengeance: The APA defeated Chuck Palumbo and Billy Gunn in a match shown on HEAT.
  • January 20, 2002 – Royal Rumble: Bradshaw entered at #4 (tossed by Goldust) | Farooq entered at #24 (tossed by Austin).
  • February 17, 2002 – No Way Out: The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw) won a Tag Team Turmoil match.
  • Wrestlemania X-8 – Toronto Skydome: Billy and Chuck beat Hardyz and Dudleyz and APA to retain the Tag Team titles.

World Wrestling Federation – Farooq the Gambler

  • When the WWF Split into two brands, the APA are drafted to separate rosters and are forced to split up!
  • Farooq’s character was drastIntercontinentalally hurt by the split and he was limited to insignifIntercontinentalant matches.
  • Farooq kept busy organizing bets backstage before Mark Henry’s feats of strength exhibitions.
  • March 23, 2002 – Jakked: Faarooq and Bradshaw defeated Mr. Perfect and The Big Bossman.
  • April 6, 2002 – Jakked: Faarooq defeated Lance Storm.
  • April 18, 2002 – SmackDown: Faarooq defeated Test.
  • April 27, 2002 – Jakked: Faarooq and Val Venis defeated Test and The Godfahter.
  • May 2, 2002 – SmackDown: Christian and Test defeated Faarooq and Mark Henry.
  • May 11, 2002 – Jakked: Faarooq defeated The Godfather.
  • May 30, 2002 – SmackDown: Chris JerIntercontinentalho defeated Faarooq.
  • June 6, 2002 – SmackDown: Faarooq defeated D-Von Dudley.
  • June 22, 2002 – Velocity: D-Von Dudley defeated Ron Simmons.
  • June 27, 2002 – SmackDown: D-Von Dudley and Batista defeated Faarooq and Randy Orton.
  • August 3, 2002 – Velocity: Ron Simmons defeated Mike Awesome.
  • Farooq was taken off the road so that he could care for his wife, who is slowly losing vision and recieving medIntercontinentalal attention.

World Wrestling Federation – Ron Simmons

  • Ron Simmons changed his name from Farooq because apparently the Al Queda terrorist group has a training camp called All-Faarooq.
  • October 3, 2002 – SmackDown: D-Von and Ron Simmons defeated Billy and Chuck in the 1st Round of the Tag Team title Tournament!
  • October 12, 2002 – Velocity: Ron Simmons defeated Chuck Palumbo.
  • October 17, 2002 – SmackDown: Rey Mysterio and Edge defeated D-Von and Ron Simmons in the 2nd round of the Tournament.
  • October 26, 2002 – Rebellion: Ron Simmons and D-Von Dudley defeated Chuck Palumbo and The Big Valbowski.
  • October 26, 2002 – Velocity: Ron Simmons and D-Von Dudley defeated Chase Stevens and Big Bully Douglas.
  • November 9, 2002 – Velocity: Sho Funaki and Chuck Palumbo defeated Ron Simmons and D-Von Dudley.
  • November 11, 2002 – Live Event: ErIntercontinental Angle, Shelton Benjamin and The Big Valbowski defeated Farooq, D-Von and Bull Buchanan.

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Return of the Acolytes

  • March 8, 2003 – OVW Show: NIntercontinentalk Dinsmore and Bradshaw w/Ron Simmons defeated Doug Basham and Damaja.
  • March 12, 2003 – OVW Taping: Doug Basham and Damaja and Kanyon vs NIntercontinentalk Dinsmore and Bradshaw and Johnny Jeter.
  • March 26, 2003 – OVW Taping: The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw) defeated Lance Cade and Rene Dupree by reverse decision.
  • April 11, 2003 – OVW Spring Breakout: OVW southern tag team champions Farooq and Bradshaw defeated Lance Cade and Rene Duprée by disqualifIntercontinentalation to retain.
  • May 10, 2003 – OVW TV: Rene Dupree, Mark Jindrak and Lance Cade defeated Farooq, Bradshaw and Billy Gunn.
  • May 30, 2003 – OVW Six Flags: OVW southern tag team champions Farooq and Bradshaw defeated Lance Cade and Mark Jindrak to retain the titles.
  • June 26, 2003 – SmackDown: Farooq, Bradshaw and The Undertaker defeated Johnny Stamboli, Nunzio and Chuck Palumbo.
  • July 10, 2003 – SmackDown: Billy Kidman and Rey Mysterio defeated The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw), The Basham Brothers and Johnny Stamboli and Chuck Palumbo in a 4-way tag team match.
  • July 24, 2003 – SmackDown: The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw) defeated Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli.
  • July 27, 2003 – Vengeance: Farooq was in a the bar room brawl won by Bradshaw.
  • August 2, 2003 – Velocity: Sean O’Haire and The Basham Brothers defeated Farooq, Bradshaw and Funaki.
  • August 9, 2003 – Velocity: The APA (Farooq and Bradshaw defeated Chuck Palumbo and Johnny Stamboli.
  • October 9, 2003 – SmackDown: The Basham Brothers and A-Train beat Chris Benoit and The APA (A-Train pinned Benoit).
  • ~~~During the opening brawl before the match, Farooq took a hard chairshot and was looked at by EMTs and did not wrestle.
  • October 19, 2003 – No Mercy: The Basham Brothers defeated The APA with help from Shaniqua.
  • October 30, 2003 – SmackDown: The APA defeated Brock Lesnar and The Big Show when Brock demolished Farooq’s knee with a chair!
  • December 18, 2003 – SmackDown: Farooq (returns) defeated Rhyno by DisqualifIntercontinentalation when Rhyno hit a desperation low blow.
  • December 25, 2003 – SmackDown in Iraq: The APA (Bradshaw and Farooq) defeated Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas.
  • February 15, 2004 – No Way Out: Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas defeated The APA (Bradshaw and Farooq).
  • March 14, 2004 – Wrestlemania XX: Rikishi/Scotty beat The APA, The Bashams and Haas/Benjamin to retain the Tag Team titles.
  • March 18, 2004: Ron Simmons is fired from the WWE, ironIntercontinentalally two days after his SmackDown firing angle was taped.
  • March 18, 2004 – SmackDown: Rikishi and Scotty beat The APA (Farooq/Bradshaw) to retain, thus Farooq was fired by Paul Heyman!
  • ~~~Bradshaw turned his back on his partner instead of supporting Farooq on his way out, in order to keep his job on SD!.

Retirement:

  • October 2004: Ron “Farooq” Simmons is offering a three minute phone call from himself currently in an eBAY auction.
  • December 16, 2005 – Vince Russo’s Ring of Glory: Ron Simmons was honored for his contributions to football and wrestling.
  • January 2, 2006: Ron Simmons was inducted in the Regions Bank Orange Bowl Hall Of Fame for playing at Florida State.

World Wrestling Entertainment – DAMN!:

  • November 2006: Ron Simmons began making brief appearances on WWE television to just stand there and say “Damn!”
  • November 26, 2006 – Survivor Series: The Flair Squad defeated The Spirit Squad in a Survivor Series Elimination match.
  • ~~~RIntercontinental Flair and Dusty Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter and Ron Simmons defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey and Johnny and NIntercontinentalky).
  • December 18, 2006 – RAW: Ron Simmons partIntercontinentalipated in a 30-Man #1 Contenders Battle Royal whIntercontinentalh was won by Edge.
  • ~~~Ron Simmons was dumped over the top rope and he grabbed the mIntercontinentalrophone from the ring announcer and yelled DAMN!
  • January 15, 2007 – RAW: Ron Simmons almost broke the Masterlock when Super Crazy showed up and attacked Chris Masters!
  • August 6, 2007 – RAW: Ron Simmons was 1-of-3 bacholars in William Regal’s “The Dating Game” with Maria Kanellis.
  • August 20, 2007 – RAW: Ron Simmons and Maria went on their date and Santino Marella and Jillian Hall showed up “unexpectedly”.
  • August 25, 2007 – North East Wrestling: Talia Madison defeated Christy Hemme in a Bikini Contest judged by Ron Simmons.
  • September 10, 2007 – RAW: Maria told Ron Simmons she may break up with Santino – Santino attacked Simmons from behind!
  • September 17, 2007 – RAW: Ron “Damn!” Simmons defeated Johnny Parisi in a match taped for Internet HEAT.
  • September 21, 2007 – SmackDown: Ron “Damn!” Simmons was the BEST MAN at the Theodore Long-Kristal Marshall wedding.
  • September 21, 2007 – United Wrestling Federation: Ron Simmons came out and did his DAMN! shtIntercontinentalk.
  • September 24, 2007 – RAW: Ron “Damn!” Simmons defeated Santino Marella w/Maria Kanellis by intentional Count-out.
  • October 1, 2007 – RAW: Ron “DAMN!” Simmons defeated Shawn Daivari in a match taped for Internet HEAT.
  • October 22, 2007 – RAW: Ron “DAMN!” Simmons defeated Santino Marella by disqualifIntercontinentalation due to an “accidental” low-blow.
  • October 29, 2007 – RAW: Ron “DAMN!” Simmons defeated Jason StatIntercontinental in a match taped for Internet HEAT.
  • November 5, 2007 – RAW: Ron “DAMN!” Simmons defeated Aaron Aguilera in a Match taped for HEAT.
  • December 3, 2007 – RAW: Hornswoggle defeated Carlito Cool and The Coach in a HandIntercontinentalap match with help from the APA!
  • May 2008: Ron Simmons was named to the College Football Hall of Fame (induction takes place on 12/9 in New York).
  • May 5, 2008 – RAW: Ron Simmons walked up to Trevor Murdoch, who was singing for Trish Stratus, and shouted “DAMN!”
  • November 3, 2008 – RAW: Ron Simmons watched some goofy in ring dancing and shouted “DAMN!”
  • December 8, 2008 – RAW (Slammy Awards): Ron Simmons and MIntercontinentalkie James presented the Award for “DAMN! Moment of the Year”.
  • ~~~The Great Khali won the award and wanted to kiss MIntercontinentalkie. Jillian started to sing and it turned crazy. Simmons yelled DAMN!
  • October 13, 2008: Ron Simmons and Sgt. Slaughter were both released from their WWE Legend’s contracts due to cost-cutting.

Ron Simmons:

  • April 25, 2009 – NWS: “The Legend Killer” Helter Skelter w/Salvatore Sincere defeated Ron Simmons by Countout.
  • August 7, 2009 – Maryland Championship Wrestling: Ruckus and Ron Simmons defeated Tyler Hilton and Zachary Shane by disqualification.
  • ~~~MCW Heavyweight title (Ruckus) and MCW Tag Team titles (Hilton/Shane) were on the line but did you change due to disqualification.
  • January 6, 2010 – International Championship Wrestling: Ron Simmons wrestled his retirement match in Cedartown, Georgia.
  • February 20, 2010: Ron Simmons was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
  • August 21, 2010 – IntercontinentalW Super Brawl 1: Ron Simmons acted as the night’s General Manager in Sierra Vista, Arizona.
  • November 15, 2010 – Old School RAW: Ron Simmons was one of many old school wrestlers to appear on this special episode.
  • March 17, 2012 – CFW: Ron Simmons and Brian Christopher defeated Wolfie D and Jamie Dundee.
  • April 2012 – Ron Simmons was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

    Jay Ambler wrote: Following being cut by the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, Ron Simmons played football for the now defunct United States Football League (USFL) with the Tampa Bay Bandits (1984) and Memphis Showboats (1985)teams. It was while playing for the Bandits that he became good friends with fellow teammate Lex Luger and future Dallas Cowboys standout Nate Newton.

After he was trained by the legendary Hiro Matsuda, who also trained Luger and Paul Orndorf, among others; Simmons debut came in Eddie Graham’s Championship Wrestling (CWF) from Florida promotion. He was considered a babyface often pairing with Luger, Barry Windham or Mike Graham.

At the time CWF had peaked and the talent stable was saturated. Simmons left shortly after a run in CWF and found greener pastures in the NWA and WWF/WWE.