WWE Hall of Famer, Ron Simmons recently sat down with Steve and the Scum on WGD Weekly for an insightful hour long interview spanning his trailblazing career in the professional wrestling business. Simmons touched on all points throughout his journey in the world of sports entertainment.
Highlights from Ron's appearance on WGD Weekly included him touching on:
The significance of becoming the first African American World Champion in WCW :
Who he feels deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame that has not yet been inducted:
Sitting down with Vince McMahon and being pitched the Faarooq Asad gimmick:
He and Bradshaw having to "welcome" incoming talent to the WWF that May have not had the best attitude coming in:
In addition to these points, Ron also discussed many other points of his illustrious career including, his football days at Florida State and then in the NFL and USFL, meeting Hiro Matsuda in Florida to begin his wrestling career, the move to the NWA/JCP and being paired with Butch Reed as Doom, wearing the masks while competing as Doom and working with both Woman and Teddy Long as their managers, his singles run that led to him being surprised to hear that he would become WCW Champion, working as champion against Vader, Cactus Jack, and Lex Luger and how each of their styles were so different, spending a brief period of time working for Paul Heyman and ECW, how he was approached to join the WWF, a hilarious road story of himself and Bradshaw driving in a snow storm with Teddy Long, the Nation of Domination being created, watching the Rock develop into a superstar as part of the Nation, the friendly wagers between himself and the Rock over their alma maters, Florida State and Miami, getting teamed up as the Acolytes with Bradshaw! the fun the APA had with the different backstage "card playing and cigar smoking" vignettes, the origins of his catch phrase "DAMN," his favorite "DAMN" moments, being inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame, and so much more.
WGD Weekly with Steve and the Scum interviews a different legend from “Wrestling’s Glory Days” every week as a part of their show. You can find all of their previous shows and get updates and information on upcoming programming on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WGDWeekly or on Twitter @WGDWeekly. All shows are available on their YouTube channel and on iTunes.
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