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WATCH: 26 Years Ago Today, Ron Simmons Became The First African-American World Champion

Posted By: Thomas Lowson on Aug 02, 2018

WATCH: 26 Years Ago Today, Ron Simmons Became The First African-American World Champion

Today, August 2, marks 26 years since Ron Simmons captured the WCW Heavyweight Championship, becoming the first African-American World champion.

Defeating Vader at WCW's Main Event, Simmons was randomly selected as Vader's opponent after the original number-one contender Sting was not allowed to compete. 

Source: WWE
Tags: #wcw #ron simmons #vader #wwe

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