He’ll formally receive the award in August.
The Cauliflower Alley Club’s annual reunion is scheduled for August 28th-30th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees for the awards are being named and one of those individuals is WWE Hall of Famer Ron Simmons.
Cauliflower Alley Club is presenting Simmons with their Lou Thesz/Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award. Here’s a portion of the write-up from the press release:
Ron Simmons Named the Cauliflower Alley Club’s 2023 Lou Thesz / Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
The Cauliflower Alley Club (CAC) is delighted to announce Ron Simmons as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Lou Thesz/ Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award. This distinguished honor celebrates Simmons’ extraordinary contributions to the wrestling industry, his exemplary sportsmanship, and his remarkable journey from the football field to becoming a wrestling legend.
Simmons, known for his formidable presence and unparalleled athleticism, began his illustrious career as a standout football player before transitioning into the world of professional wrestling. As a defensive tackle for Florida State University, Simmons earned widespread acclaim as a dominant force on the gridiron. His tenacity and skill propelled him to achieve notable milestones, including consensus All-American status and the prestigious Lombardi Award, bestowed upon the nation’s top collegiate lineman or linebacker.
Mickie James is going to be honored at the ceremony as well. She is receiving the 2023 Women’s Wrestling Award.