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[Ron Simmons Gallery]
[The APA Gallery]
[The Nation Gallery]
Wrestler: Farooq
Real Name: Ron Simmons
Birthday: May 15, 1962
Hometown: Warner Robbins, Georgia
Marital Status: Married
Height & Weight: 6'2 - 270 lbs
Trained by: Hiro Matsuda
Debut: October 1986
Previous Gimmicks: Ron Simmons (NWA/WCW)
"The All American" (WCW)
Faarooq Asaad (WWF)
Farooq (WWF/E)
Finishing Move: Dominator
Favorite Moves: Double Powerbomb
SpineBuster
Notable Feuds:
The Steiner Brothers
IV Horsemen
Butch Reed
Big Van Vader
Cactus Jack (WCW)
Barbarian (WCW)
Tony Atlas (WCW)
Ahmed Johnson
The Undertaker
The Legion of Doom
The Disciples of Apocalypse
Los Boriquas
The Rock
Jeff Jarrett
The Brood
Notable Feuds:
The Union
The Dudley Boyz
X-Pac & Kane
The Hardy Boyz
The Dudley Boyz
The Right To Censor
The Holly Cousins
The New Age Outlaws
Edge & Christian
T&A (Test & Albert)
The Alliance
Benjamin/Haas
Rhyno
The Basham Brothers

  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title ();
  • NWA/WCW United States Tag Team titles w/Big Josh ();
  • NWA/WCW World Tag Team titles w/Butch Reed defeating The Steiner Brothers (May 19, 1990);
  • WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Big Van Vader (August 2, 1992);
  • (Memphis) MCW Southern Tag Team titles ();
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Bradshaw defeating X-Pac & Kane (May 31, 1999);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Bradshaw defeating The Hardy Boyz (July 25, 1999);
  • WWF Tag Team titles w/Bradshaw defeating The Dudley Boyz (July 9, 2001);
  • OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling) Southern Tag Team titles w/Bradshaw ();


  • 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 Fantastics defeated Eddie Gilbert & 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 (Rick & Scott)..
  • November 15, 1989 - Clash of the Champions: Doom defeated Eddie Gilbert & Tommy Rich..
  • 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, which 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 American Bash: Doom defeated The RockNRoll Express to retain the WCW World Tag Team titles..
  • October 27, 1990 - Halloween Havoc: Doom vs Ric Flair & Arn Anderson ended in a DOUBLE COUNT OUT..
  • December 16, 1990 - Starrcade: Doom vs Barry Windham & 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 & Lex Luger defeated Doom by DQ (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 American 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 & 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 & Terry Taylor defeated Ron Simmons & 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 & Too Cold Scorpio defeated Tony Atlas/Barbarian/Cactus Jack..
  • December 28, 1992 - Starrcade: Ron Simmons defeated Steve Williams by DQ 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" Dick Slater..
  • January 27, 1994 - Clash of the Champion: Ron Simmons defeated Ice Train..

    World Wrestling Federation - Farooq Asad
  • 1996: Ron Simmons sign with the WWF and aligned with Sunny and put in a ridiculous costume, becoming "Farooq Asaad"..
  • Farooq Asad quickly 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 Disqualification..
  • 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 services of Clarence Mason and sued Ahmed Johnson!
  • January 19, 1997 - Royal Rumble: Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq Asad by Disqualification..
  • 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 & Clarence Mason..
  • January 21, 1997 - Triple Threat: The Undertaker & Ahmed Johnson defeated Crush & Farooq in a No Holds Barred match..
  • January 27, 1997 - RAW: Crush defeated Farooq..
  • February 3, 1997 - RAW: The Undertaker & Ahmed Johnson defeated Farooq & Mankind..
  • February 16, 1997 - Final Four: Farooq & Crush & Savio Vega defeated Flash Funk & Goldust & Bart Gunn..
  • February 24, 1997 - RAW: The Undertaker defeated Farooq by Disqualification.
  • March 23, 1997 - Wrestlemania 13: Legion of Doom & Ahmed Johnson beat Nation of Domination in a Chicago Street Fight..
  • May 11, 1997 - In Your House 15: Ahmed over Crush | Ahmed over Savio Vega by DQ | 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 & Legion of Doom defeated Farooq & Crush & Savio Vega..

    World Wrestling Federation - Nation of Domination II
  • The Nation dispanded into 3 sperate groups; The Nation (Farooq), Los Boricuas (Vega) & 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 & Kama Mustafa defeated The Undertaker & 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 & D'Lo Brown defeated Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal)..
  • July 7, 1997 - RAW: Owen Hart & The British Bulldog defeated Farooq & Kama Mustafa..
  • July 21, 1997 - RAW: Goldust defeated Farooq by Disqualification..
  • July 28, 1997 - RAW: Farooq vs Crush ended in a Double Disqualification..
  • 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 & The Rock vs The DOA (Crush & Chainz) ended in a No Contest..
  • September 7, 1997 - Ground Zero: Savio Vega defeated Farooq & Crush in a triple threat Louisville Street fight..
  • September 15, 1997 - RAW: Ken Shamrock defeated Farooq..
  • September 22, 1997 - RAW: Legion of Doom (Hawk & Animal) defeated Farooq & Kama Mustafa..
  • September 29, 1997 - RAW: Farooq defeated Ahmed Johnson by Disqualification..
  • October 5, 1997 - Bad Blood: Owen Hart defeated Farooq in the Finals of a Tournament for the IC title!
  • October 13, 1997 - RAW: Owen Hart (IC 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 & 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 & Farooq defeated Ken Shamrock & Chainz..
  • February 15, 1998 - No Way Out: Ahmed Johnson & Ken Shamrock & The DOA beat The Nation of Domination..
  • March 9, 1998 - RAW: Ken Shamrock & Steve Blackman defeated The Rock & Farooq by Disqualification..
  • March 23, 1998 - RAW: Farooq defeated Chainz (from the DOA) by Disqualification..
  • March 29, 1998 - Wrestlemania 14: Farooq & 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 & Steve Blackman defeated The Rock & Farooq..
  • Farooq was kicked 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 & The Rock defeated Steve Blackman & Farooq..
  • May 11, 1998 - RAW: Jeff Jarrett defeated Farooq by Disqualification..
  • May 25, 1998 - RAW: Farooq defeated Marc Mero..
  • June 1, 1998 - RAW: Jeff Jarrett defeated Farooq..
  • June 8, 1998 - RAW: Farooq & Steve Blackman defeated Jeff Jarrett & Marc Mero..
  • June 15, 1998 - RAW: Farooq & Steve Blackman participated in a 10-Team Battle Royal..
  • July 20, 1998 - RAW: Owen Hart defeated Farooq..
  • July 26, 1998 - Fully Loaded: Farooq & Too Cold Scorpio defeated Terry Funk & Bradshaw..
  • July 27, 1998 - RAW: Too Cold Scorpio & Farooq vs The Disciples of Apocalypse ended in a No Contest..
  • August 17, 1998 - RAW: The Disciples of Apocalypse defeated Farooq & 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 & Bradshaw by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • February 1, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Roaddog & Al Snow in a Hardcore match..
  • February 15, 1999 - RAW: Ken Shamrock & Test & Big Bossman vs Mideon & The Acolytes ended in a No Contest..
  • March 22, 1999 - RAW: The Undertaker & Bradshaw & Farooq vs Test & Bossman & Ken Shamrock ended in a No Contest..
  • April 12, 1999 - RAW: Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart w/Debra defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) by DQ..
  • April 19, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) beat The Brood (Edge & Gangrel w/Christian) by DQ..
  • ~~~After the match, The Ministry punished the Acolytes for "failing" to take out the Brood..
  • April 25, 1999 - Backlash: The Ministry (Mideon & Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Brood (Gangrel & Edge & 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 & Farooq) defeated Mankind in a Handicap 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 & Bradshaw & Viscera defeated The Brood (Gangrel & Edge & Christian)..
  • May 23, 1999 - Over The Edge: Test & Ken Shamrock & Big Show & Mankind beat The Acolytes & Viscera & Big Bossman..

    World Wrestling Federation - The Acolytes (Tag Team Champions)
  • May 31, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes defeated Kane & X-Pac with help from Shane McMahon to win the Tag Team titles!
  • June 7, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes defeated Edge & Gangrel with help from The Hardyz to retain the Tag Team titles!
  • June 14, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Kane in a Handicap match..
  • June 21, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes & Billy Gunn defeated Roaddog & X-Pac & 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/Michael Hayes defeated The Acolytes to win the Tag Team titles!!!!!
  • July 12, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & 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 & Bradshaw) defeated The Hardy Boyz to win the titles!
  • July 26, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Edge & Christian to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • August 9, 1999 - RAW: Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) to win the Tag Team titles!
  • August 16, 1999 - RAW: Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • August 22, 1999 - Summerslam: The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw) won a 6-Team Tag Team Turmoil match..
  • August 23, 1999 - RAW: The Undertaker & The Big Show vs The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) ended in a No Contest..
  • September 6, 1999 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & 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 & Farooq) defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba & DVon)..
  • September 30, 1999 - Smackdown!: Kane & X-Pac defeated The Acolytes and The Dudley Boyz in a 3-WAY..
  • October 4, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes defeated Kane & 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 & Bradshaw) defeated Kane in a Handicap 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 & Roaddog) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & 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 & Farooq entered a local bar and got into a fight and destroyed the place!
  • November 11, 1999 - Smackdown!: The Big Bossman defeated Farooq to retain the Hardcore title..
  • November 14, 1999 - Survivor Series: The Godfather & DLo Brown & The Headbangers beat The Acolytes & The Dudleyz..
  • November 22, 1999 - RAW: Triple H vs The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) ended in a No Contest in a Handicap match..
  • December 12, 1999 - Armageddon: The Acolytes (Farooq & Bradshaw) won a "Tag Team Battle Royal"..
  • December 13, 1999 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Mean Street Posse..
  • December 20, 1999 - RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes and Moolah & 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 Disqualification..
  • January 3, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes vs The Dudley Boyz (Buh Buh Ray & D-Von) ended in a No Contest..
  • January 6, 2000 - Smackdown!: Billy Gunn vs The Acolytes ended in a No Contest in a Handicap match..
  • January 10, 2000 - RAW: Degeneration defeated b Mankind & The Rock & 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 & Triple H by Disqualification..
  • January 23, 2000 - Royal Rumble: The New Age Outlaws defeated The Acolytes to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • January 24, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Godfather & D'Lo Brown..
  • February 7, 2000 - RAW: Hardcore & Crash Holly beat The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) in a Hardcore match..
  • February 21, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Mark Henry beat Hardcore Holly & Crash Holly & Viscera..
  • February 28, 2000 - RAW: The Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy & Jeff Hardy) defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 13, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Edge & Christian..
  • March 16, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Al Snow & Steve Blackman..
  • March 20, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 27, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes vs The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanan ended in a No Contest..
  • April 13, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Rock & The Acolytes vs Triple H/Big Bossman/Bull Buchanan was a No Contest..
  • April 17, 2000 - RAW: Triple H & X-Pac & Road Dogg defeated Chris Jericho & The Acolytes..
  • April 30, 2000 - Backlash: The Big Bossman & Bull Buchanon defeated The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • May 8, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes by DQ to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • May 15, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian beat The Acolytes and The Hardy Boyz in a 3-WAY to retain..
  • June 5, 2000 - RAW: Hardcore Holly defeated Faarooq in a KOTR Qualifying Match..
  • June 26, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) won a Tag Team Battle Royal..
  • July 3, 2000 - RAW: Chris Jericho & The Acolytes defeated Road Dogg & X-Pac..
  • July 10, 2000 - RAW: Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • July 17, 2000 - RAW: Chris Benoit & Edge & Christian defeated The Acolytes & The Rock..
  • July 23, 2000 - Fully Loaded: The Acolytes defeated Edge & Christian (Champs) by Disqualification..
  • July 31, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather..
  • August 3, 2000 - Smackdown!: Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • August 7, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Matt Hardy defeated The Big Show & Edge & Christian by Disqualification..
  • August 17, 2000 - Smackdown!: Crash Holly & The Acolytes defeated The Big Bossman & Kaientai..
  • August 21, 2000 - RAW: Triple H & Kurt Angle defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • August 28, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Chris Jericho defeated Chris Benoit & Test & Albert..
  • September 4, 2000 - RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & 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 & The Goodfather defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • September 14, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes defeated Kane & Chris Benoit in an "Acolytes Rules" match..
  • September 21, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan..
  • September 24, 2000 - Unforgiven: The RTC (Richards/Buchanan/Goodfather/Venis) beat The Acolytes & The Dudleyz..
  • October 5, 2000 - Smackdown!: Bull Buchanan & The Goodfather & Val Venis beat Eddie Guerrero & The Acolytes..
  • October 16, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated T&A (Test & Albert)..
  • December 11, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated T&A (Test & Albert)..
  • December 18, 2000 - RAW: The Acolytes & Jacqueline defeated T&A (Test & Albert & Trish Stratus)..
  • December 25, 2000 - RAW: The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • December 28, 2000 - Smackdown!: The Goodfather & Bull Buchanan defeated The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Farooq)..

    World Wrestling Federation - The APA
  • January 21, 2001 - Royal Rumble: Farooq entered at #4 (tossed by Hardyz) | Bradshaw entered at #16 (tossed by Taker)..
  • April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X7: The APA & Tazz defeated The RTC (Bull Buchanan/The Goodfather/Val Venis)..
  • The APA took leadership rolls in the Alliance Invasion of the World Wrestling Federation..
  • May 20, 2001 - Judgment Day: The APA participated in a Tag Team Turmoil match (won by Benoit & Jericho)..
  • June 24, 2001 - InVasion: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Haire..
  • July 9, 2001 - RAW: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated The Dudley Boyz to win the WWF Tag Team titles..
  • August 19, 2001 - Summerslam: The Dudley Boyz & Test defeated The APA & Spike Dudley..
  • October 21, 2001 - No Mercy: The APA defeated Chris Kanyon & Hugh Morrus in a match shown on HEAT..
  • December 9, 2001 - Vengeance: The APA defeated Chuck Palumbo & 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 & Bradshaw) won a Tag Team Turmoil match..
  • Wrestlemania X-8 - Toronto Skydome: Billy & 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 seperate rosters and are forced to split up!
  • Farooq's character was drastically hurt by the split and he was limited to insignificant matches..
  • Farooq kept busy organizing bets backstage before Mark Henry's feats of strength exhibitions..
  • Farooq was taken off the road so that he could care for his wife, who is slowly losing vision and recieving medical 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 & Ron Simmons defeated Billy & Chuck in the 1st Round of the Tag Team Title Tournament!
  • October 17, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rey Mysterio & Edge defeated D-Von & Ron Simmons in the 2nd round of the Tournament..

    World Wrestling Entertainment - The Return of the Acolytes
  • March 8, 2003 - OVW Show: Nick Dinsmore & Bradshaw w/Ron Simmons defeated Doug Basham & Damaja..
  • March 12, 2003 - OVW Taping: Doug Basham & Damaja & Kanyon vs Nick Dinsmore & Bradshaw & Johnny Jeter..
  • March 26, 2003 - OVW Taping: The APA (Farooq & Bradshaw) defeated Lance Cade & Rene Dupree by reverse decision..
  • October 9, 2003 - Smackdown!: The Basham Brothers & A-Train beat Chris Benoit & 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 & The Big Show when Brock demolished Farooq's knee with a chair!
  • December 18, 2003 - Smackdown!: Farooq (returns) defeated Rhyno by Disqualification when Rhyno hit a desperation low blow..
  • December 25, 2003 - Smackdown! in Iraq: The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq) defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas..
  • February 15, 2003 - No Way Out: Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated The APA (Bradshaw & Farooq)..
  • March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX: Rikishi/Scotty beat The APA, The Bashams & Haas/Benjamin to retain the Tag Team titles..
  • March 18, 2004: Ron Simmons is fired from the WWE, ironically two days after his Smackdown! firing angle was taped..
  • March 18, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rikishi & 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..
  • 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..
  • ~~~Ric Flair & Dusty Rhodes & Sgt. Slaughter & Ron Simmons defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny & Mikey & Johnny & Nicky)..
  • December 18, 2006 - RAW: Ron Simmons participated in a 30-Man #1 Contenders Battle Royal which was won by Edge..
  • ~~~Ron Simmons was dumped over the top rope and he grabbed the microphone 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!


    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.