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Ronald Simmons (also otherwise known in-ring as '''Faarooq''', born May 15, 1958) is a semi-retired African American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] who wrestled in numerous promotions, first in Florida, then in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and most notably in Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996 to 2010, when he retired. He continues to show up at WWE events to this day, however. He defeated [[{{Wrestling/Vader}} Big Van Vader]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]], making him the first black wrestler to be a World Heavyweight Champion.

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Ronald Simmons (also otherwise known in-ring as '''Faarooq''', Faarooq, born May 15, 1958) is a semi-retired African American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] who wrestled in numerous promotions, first in Florida, then in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and most notably in Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996 to 2010, when he retired. He continues to show up at WWE events to this day, however. He defeated [[{{Wrestling/Vader}} Big Van Vader]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]], making him the first black wrestler to be a World Heavyweight Champion.


* UrExample: Ron was wrestling's first black World Champion, paving the way for [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] and Wrestling/BookerT.

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* UrExample: Ron was wrestling's first black World Champion, paving the way for [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] Rock]], Wrestling/BookerT and Wrestling/BookerT. Wrestling/KofiKingston.


'''Ron Simmons''' (also otherwise known in-ring as '''Faarooq''') is a semi-retired African American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] who wrestled in numerous promotions, first in Florida, then in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and most notably in Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996 to 2010, when he retired. He continues to show up at WWE events to this day, however. He defeated [[{{Wrestling/Vader}} Big Van Vader]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]], making him the first black wrestler to be a World Heavyweight Champion.

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'''Ron Simmons''' Ronald Simmons (also otherwise known in-ring as '''Faarooq''') '''Faarooq''', born May 15, 1958) is a semi-retired African American [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]] who wrestled in numerous promotions, first in Florida, then in Wrestling/{{WCW}} and Wrestling/{{ECW}}, and most notably in Wrestling/{{WWE}} from 1996 to 2010, when he retired. He continues to show up at WWE events to this day, however. He defeated [[{{Wrestling/Vader}} Big Van Vader]] for the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Title]], making him the first black wrestler to be a World Heavyweight Champion.


* RatingsStunt: The public murder of {{kayfabe}} lead to several questions about pro wrestling, like why WCW had so many black wrestlers who weren't champions. Yes, Simmons was respected in the locker room but it took an [[MediaWatchdog NAACP]] complaint to get Doom the tag team titles.

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* RatingsStunt: The public murder of {{kayfabe}} lead to several questions about pro wrestling, like why WCW had so many black wrestlers who weren't champions. Yes, Simmons was respected in the locker room but it took an [[MediaWatchdog NAACP]] complaint to get Doom the tag team titles. When former UWF boss "Cowboy" Bill Watts took over as head of WCW in 1992, he was more than happy to take Simmons' career further, since as Mick Foley wrote, "One of Bill's trademarks was creating a black babyface and building the company around him." Simmons would go on to become the first ever officially recognized black world heavyweight champion.


** The Jannetty to Bradshaw, when the APA split up the second time in 2004 and Bradshaw repackaged himself as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield. Of course he was ''retiring'', as well.

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** The Jannetty to Bradshaw, [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]], when the APA split up the second time in 2004 and Bradshaw repackaged himself as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.JBL. Of course he was ''retiring'', as well.


* CoDragons: To The Undertaker in the Ministry of Darkness alongside Bradshaw.

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* CoDragons: To The Undertaker Wrestling/TheUndertaker in the Ministry of Darkness Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness alongside Bradshaw.


You can learn more about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Simmons his career]] at TheOtherWiki.

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You can learn more about [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Simmons his career]] at TheOtherWiki.
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* HeroicBuild: A given for about 70% of professional wrestlers, but is notable in the case of Ron Simmons as he apparently [[HardWorkHardlyWorks barely works out or trains]], which irritated Wrestling/TripleH to no end.
--> '''Triple H''': I'm naturally slender, so I've worked hard for my gains over the years. I find this to be true of most people... save Ron Simmons. He looks amazing, but he's a genetic freak. I doubt he's ever worked out a day in his life.


* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision D-Strike]]: [[RuleofThree DAMN!!!]]

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* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision D-Strike]]: [[RuleofThree DAMN!!!]]He's silent, yes. But when he sees something unexpected..."[[RuleofThree DAMN!!!]]"


* {{CatchPhrase}}: "DAMN!"

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* {{CatchPhrase}}: CatchPhrase: "DAMN!"



* [[PrecisionFStrike Precision D-Strike]]: [[RuleofThree DAMN!!!]]



-->*Surveys the list of tropes* '''''[[RunningGag DAMN!!!]]'''''

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-->*Surveys the list of tropes* '''''[[RunningGag '''''[[OverlyLongGag DAMN!!!]]'''''


** The Breakout over his Doom tag team partner Butch Reed.
** The Jannetty to The Rock and Mark Henry in the Nation of Domination
** The Jannetty to Bradshaw, when the APA split up the second time in 2004 and Bradshaw repackaged himself as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.

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** The Breakout Michaels (breakout) over his Doom tag team partner Butch Reed.
** The Jannetty (overshadowed) to The Rock and Mark Henry in the Nation of Domination
** The Jannetty to Bradshaw, when the APA split up the second time in 2004 and Bradshaw repackaged himself as Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield. Of course he was ''retiring'', as well.


As a WWE wrestler, Simmons was the leader of Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination stable entirely composed of black men, which included Wrestling/MarkHenry and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]. He also formed one half of the Acolytes tag team (Later repackaged as the '''A'''colytes '''P'''rotection '''A'''gency), the other being Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.

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As a WWE wrestler, Simmons was the leader of Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination stable entirely composed of black men, which included Wrestling/MarkHenry and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]. He also formed one half of the Acolytes tag team (Later repackaged (repackaged as the '''A'''colytes '''P'''rotection '''A'''gency), the other being Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.



* BashBrothers: Butch Reed, [[Wrestling/TooColdScorpio 2 Cold Scorpio]], [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]]

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* BashBrothers: with Butch Reed, [[Wrestling/TooColdScorpio 2 Cold Scorpio]], Scorpio]], and more famously with [[Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield Bradshaw]]



* HiredGuns: Acolyte Protection Agency (APA)

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* HiredGuns: the Acolyte Protection Agency (APA)


As a WWE wrestler, Simmons was the leader of Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination stable entirely composed of black men, which included Wrestling/MarkHenry and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]. He also formed one half of the APA tag team, the other being Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.

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As a WWE wrestler, Simmons was the leader of Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination stable entirely composed of black men, which included Wrestling/MarkHenry and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]]. He also formed one half of the APA Acolytes tag team, team (Later repackaged as the '''A'''colytes '''P'''rotection '''A'''gency), the other being Wrestling/JohnBradshawLayfield.


* RatingsStunt: The public murder of {{kayfabe}} lead to several questions about pro wrestling, like why WCW had so many black wrestlers who weren't champions. Yes, Simmons was respected in the locker room but it took an [[MediaWatchdogs NAACP]] complaint to get Doom the tag team titles.

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* RatingsStunt: The public murder of {{kayfabe}} lead to several questions about pro wrestling, like why WCW had so many black wrestlers who weren't champions. Yes, Simmons was respected in the locker room but it took an [[MediaWatchdogs [[MediaWatchdog NAACP]] complaint to get Doom the tag team titles.

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