It is a sad day when a vetran worker like Ron Simmons is given the trump.
He could have been given a backstage job as a trainer or agent or something.
Hes been around the WWE locker room for a long time now, a former WCW champ who never got his proper singles run in the WWF.
I remember he ALMOST had a main event singles run when he was in the NOD. That program was swept under the rug.
He was great, and part of some of the best Wrestling memories of the last 10 years:
Nation of Domination WCW World Champ defeating Vader Doom Farooq Assad -the blue helmet APA His forgetable black guys tag team with D-von on smackdown
Take care Ron - Its too bad...you were one of the all time stiffest workers marks like us will ever see, when you pounded the shit out of opponents, I believed you were actually going to kill them, and this is years AFTER kayfabe was lost...
the WWE is trying to appeal to its viewership, which is overwhelmingly american and overwhelmingly patriotic (traditionally). and judging by the pop for the soldier photo montage, it seems like they did the right thing for business.