It has been confirmed that WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons will be the next guest on the Broken Skull Sessions with Stone Cold Steve Austin.
The next episode of the Broken Skull Sessions will premiere on February 18th, the day before the Elimination Chamber premium live event. The episode which will be available on Peacock in the United States and the WWE Network elsewhere will feature Ron Simmons.
Former guests include, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Randy Orton and most recently Becky Lynch. It was during this appearance that Lynch opened up about her relationship with Charlotte Flair and the now infamous belt swap segment on SmackDown in October of 2021.
The episode featuring Simmons will be premiering during Black History Month. The man formerly known as Faarooq in WWE, is recognised as the first-ever Black World Heavyweight Champion, having defeated Vader to claim the WCW World Title in 1992.
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After a college football career which earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame, Simmons began his wrestling journey in 1986 with Jim Crockett Promotions. After starting out as a singles star Simmons found success in 1989 when he began teaming with Butch Reed as Doom.
The pair remined together for two years, winning the World Tag Team Championships in the process and feuding with the likes of the Steiner Brothers and the Rock n’ Roll Express.
Doom broke up in early 1991, before Simmons slowly began his ascent up the card as a singles performer. After feuding with then WCW World Champion Lex Luger and later Cactus Jack, Simmons won the World Championship in August 1992 by pinning Vader.
Simmons held the title for five months before losing to Vader and slipping down the card once more. After a brief stop in ECW in late 1994, Simmons signed with the WWF debuting in July 1996.
While his run began as a singles wrestler he’s best remembered for his time in the Nation of Domination, and subsequent partnership with John “Bradshaw” Layfield. Simmons called time on his full-time career in 2004 but has continued to make sporadic appearances often just to deliver his catchphrase “Damn!”
The former football star was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012, and hung up his boots as a one-time World Champion and four-time World Tag Team Champion.