Ron Simmons

1958 - Today

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Ronald Simmons (born May 15, 1958) is an American retired professional wrestler and football player. He performed for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) under his real name, and in the World Wrestling Federation / World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/E) under both his real name and the ring names Faarooq Asaad (sometimes spelled Asad) and Faarooq (sometimes spelled Farooq).In WCW, Simmons was a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion; as the first African American to win the title, he is recognized by WWE as the first black world champion in professional wrestling history. He was also a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion with Butch Reed and a one-time WCW United States Tag Team Champion with Big Josh. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ron Simmons has received more than 1,707,888 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Ron Simmons is the 226th most popular wrestler (down from 209th in 2019), the 10,919th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,578th in 2019) and the 108th most popular American Wrestler.

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  • 1.7M

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  • 52.34

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

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  • 1.93

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Ron Simmons ranks 226 out of 703Before him are Tadahiro Nomura, Valentin Yordanov, Jon Moxley, Karam Gaber, William Regal, and Ezio Gamba. After him are Jiichiro Date, Cody Rhodes, The Honky Tonk Man, Thierry Rey, Henry Cejudo, and Artur Taymazov.

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Among people born in 1958, Ron Simmons ranks 458Before him are Margot Käßmann, Franco Forini, Jürgen Hingsen, Robert Dill-Bundi, Ezio Gamba, and Neville Southall. After him are Bert Koenders, Adolf Lu Hitler Marak, Alexander Wendt, Christian Lindberg, Daniele Archibugi, and Veselin Vuković.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ron Simmons ranks 10,919 out of 15,968Before him are Carol Shaw (1955), Ben Nighthorse Campbell (1933), Nimród Antal (1973), Don Edmunds (1930), Kristin Bauer van Straten (1966), and John DiMaggio (1968). After him are Becki Newton (1978), Tommy Godwin (1920), John Salley (1964), Glen Ballard (1953), Danny Sullivan (1950), and Steven Strait (1986).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Ron Simmons ranks 108Before him are Samoa Joe (1979), Don Muraco (1949), Fandango (1981), Sid Eudy (1960), Michelle McCool (1980), and Jon Moxley (1985). After him are Cody Rhodes (1985), The Honky Tonk Man (1953), Henry Cejudo (1987), Beth Phoenix (1980), Torrie Wilson (1975), and John Laurinaitis (1962).