Fans are more than aware of the fact that Ron Simmons and his former Nation of Domination stablemate Ahmed Johnson had a strained relationship and did not get along well. Now it seems Simmons has been accused of hurting Johnson on purpose.

Ahmed Johnson was one of the most popular pro wrestlers in the company during the 90s. He was also the first-ever African American to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship. However, he developed a reputation for being a very unlikable person backstage in WWE.

During the July 22th, 1996, episode of RAW, Ahmed Johnson teamed up with Shawn Michaels to challenge The Smoking Gunns for the WWE Tag Team Championship. This match did not go according to plan in one very specific way.

The match was interrupted when Ron Simmons, who had recently debuted as Faarooq, attacked Ahmed Johnson by kicking him in the kidneys while standing at ringside. As a result of the interference, the match ended in a disqualification.


While speaking about the incident on the Pounding the Meat podcast, Ahmed Johnson accused Simmons of injuring him on purpose. Johnson stated that he believes Ron Simmons intentionally caused him injury during their time as teammates in the Nation of Domination stable.

Ahmed Johnson also speculated that Ron Simmons may have been jealous of his success, particularly when Johnson became the first African American Intercontinental Champion in WWE while Simmons had previously been the first black World Champion in WCW.

“Yeah, I think he did [deliberately cause injury]. I think he was also jealous and upset because here he was, the first black champion in WCW, and then here I was becoming the first Intercontinental black champion in WWF [WWE]. I think there was some jealousy there.”

Ahmed Johnson and WWE’s relationship ended on very bad terms. He also had a falling out with Vince McMahon back in 1998 Johnson even previously claimed that Vince McMahon told him he would never be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. Therefore, it seems McMahon stayed true to his words.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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