Welcome back to Huge Crowd Reactions in Wrestling. This series is basically an excuse for us here at Nerdopotamus to revel in some of the moments that made us lose our minds. I mean, we’re all pretty huge wrestling fans. We live for those huge crowd reactions. Even as at-home viewers, those are the moments we crave. We want to be on the edge of our seats, or even out of them entirely.
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For this issue, we’re going to pay tribute to Ron Simmons. The idea came to me thanks to Team WCW member Carlos Rivero, who was watching the newest episode of JBL’s WWE Network show, “Legends.” For those unaware, in that show, JBL interviews legends of professional wrestling. He’s had Eric Bischoff, Road Dogg, Stone Cold Steve Austin, HBK, and Triple H on so far (the last three were there to talk about the legendary career of The Undertaker).
However, now that I’ve seen it, if you ask me, the best episode yet is the newest one with the man formerly known as Farooq. It doesn’t hurt that the two of them have been friends for years and years now. They made up one of the most beloved tag teams in WWE history: The APA (Acolytes Protection Agency). Their chemistry helps provide a really fascinating look into the career of an extremely underrated performer.
Part of the episode is dedicated to Ron Simmons defeating Big Van Vader to become the first black World Heavyweight Champion. I knew it happened, but I had never seen the match or reaction before. I didn’t know it was as big as it was. Such a historic moment. When he got the three count over Vader, and won the title, the place went nuts. There were people in the crowd that started to cry.
If you haven’t seen it, you need to press play on the video below.
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