In WCW, Simmons was a one-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He was also a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion with Butch Reed. In the WWE, he was a three-time WWF Tag Team Champion with Bradshaw as one half of the Acolytes Protection Agency. Simmons also led The Nation of Domination. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012.
Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, Simmons was an American college and pro football player who was a defensive tackle in the NFL, Canadian Football League and for four seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for Florida State University and was recognized as an All-American. He played professionally for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, the CFL’s Ottawa Rough Riders and the USFL’s Tampa Bay Bandits from 1983 to 1985.
In 1979 Simmons finished ninth in the Heisman voting .In 1988, Simmons’s jersey (number 50) was retired by FSU, the third time a number has been retired in school history. Simmons was inducted into the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame for his accomplishments while playing at Florida State, and he was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.