Sunday, May 15, 2011
Happy Birthday Ron Simmons
I really didn't want or intend to have two Happy Birthday posts so closely together, but after honoring "The Tennessee Stud" Robert Fuller yesterday there is no way that I cannot point out that today is Ron Simmon's birthday.
For one, Ron is the first African-American World Heavyweight Champion in wrestling history.
Two, Ron is one of my all-time favorites.
Three, Ron winning the title from Vader was a true WCW markout moment for me and the crowd as you will see below.
Four, Ron is Georgia native just like myself.
Fifth, Mr. Simmons was a college football star. Heck he's a College Football Hall of Famer (Class of 2008).
Happy 53rd birthday Ron. His finest hour in the wrestling business is posted below.
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