As of this post, you’re probably aware that the WWF announced Ron Simmons to their Hall of Fame for 2012. While becoming a WWF Hall of Famer is a big deal and a prestigious honor, what you might not know is that we scooped them by 24 hours here on the Cold Slither Podcast.
During Sunday night’s CSP WrassleCast covering WWF’s Elimination Chamber event, fellow WrassleCast all-star Brandon Murphy broke the news that we will now reveal once again below…
The Cold Slither Podcast Crew and the WrassleCast All-Stars proudly announce the induction of the first ever African-American WCWHeavyweight Champion Ron Simmons into the Cold Slither WrassleCast Hall of Fame Class of the year Two Thousand and Twelve.
CONGRATULATIONS, RON SIMMONS! …. …. …. …. DAMN!!
Ron Simmons is the second inductee into our CSP WrassleCast hall of fame, joining former tag champion and Harlem Heat brother Stevie Ray.
A few highlights from the storied career of Ron Simmons
World Championship Wrestling
WCW United States Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Big Josh
WCW World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Butch Reed
Championship Wrestling from Florida
NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
World Wrestling Federation
WWF Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Bradshaw
Memphis Championship Wrestling
MCW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time)- with Bradshaw
Ohio Valley Wrestling
OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (1 time)- with Bradshaw
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
PWI Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1992)
PWI ranked him #20 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1992
PWI ranked him #91 of the 100 best tag teams of the PWI Years with
Butch Reed in 2003.
PWI ranked him #108 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the “PWI Years”
Special thanks to our friend and fellow WrassleCast all-star Keith Holt, Jr. for the background on Ron Simmons. For more info about Simmons’ illustrious career, be sure to check out this old school profile on his site, Ring Time Pro Wrestling.