Sunday, June 17th, 2012 * 6:39PM
MWF 11th Anniversary BIG BANG BIRTHDAY BASH
2011 & 2012 Special Olympics Partners
Live Professional Wrestling - Autograph / Photo Fanfest - Raffles - Auctions & more!
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
Memorial Hall - 590 Main St. - Melrose, MA (large gray building next to fire station)
5PM - Doors open for VIP's and fans taking part in Meet & Greet only
--- please do not enter the venue until 5PM unless you're taking part in the Meet & Greet
5:30PM - Autographs / Photos Meet & Greet --- Doors open for General Admission
6:30PM - BIG BANG BIRTHDAY BASH bell time
Be Part Of The Keep The Kids Off The Streets Campaign!
NO VIDEO CAMERAS! Handicapped accessible!
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Happy Fathers Day to MWF Superfans and family near and far. As promised, we have a WWE No Way Out Sunday, June 17th BIG BANG BIRTHDAY BASH announcement, as one of the most decorated athletes in professional wrestling history and a member of the WWE's Class of 2012 Hall of Fame (where he was inducted by Uprising leader John Bradshaw Layfield WrestleMania XXVIII weekend), Ron Simmons / Faarooq makes his MWF debut!
Simmons had one of the most outstanding college football careers in the history of Florida State University, being one of only three players to have their numbers retired. He's a member of both the Orange Bowl and College Football Hall of Fame's. He later played for a season with the Cleveland Browns in the NFL.
Simmons began to make a name for himself in professional wrestling with Bill Watts' UWF before being sold to Jim Crockett's NWA. He teamed with Butch Reed, both wearing masks, as Doom in WCW and they're recognized as the first WCW World Tag Team Champions once Crockett's sale of his company to Ted Turner was complete. On August 2nd, 1992, he defeated Vader to win the WCW World Championship and become the first recognized African American World Champion.
Simmons competed in ECW before making his WWE debut as Faarooq in the summer of 1996. At Survivor Series '96, he formed the Nation Of Domination, which he led until 1998 when The Rock took over the faction from within. Later in 1998, he and Bradshaw formed the Acolytes (later known as the APA), who went on to win three WWE World Tag Team Championships.
It was right here in Boston at the Smackdown tapings two days after WrestleMania XX where Simmons was fired by Paul Heyman after the APA lost to Rikishi and Scotty Too Hotty; Bradshaw went on to become World Champion as JBL, Simmons has appeared both on and off camera ever since he got the nod to join Edge, the Four Horsemen, Mike Tyson and others this past spring into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Simmons was the best man at Layfield's wedding and are the best of friends outside the squared circle - with Layfield dedicating so much time to his Seven Summits for Kids work (visit Beyond Rugby Bermuda for more), is Simmons coming to the MWF for a specific reason?? You never know when he may make his return to one of WWE's brands, but mark Find out Saturday, September 22nd LIVE at Memorial Hall in Melrose as we continue our efforts to Keep The Kids Off The Streets!!