Jay Youngblood

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Title History

  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Paul Jones and Baron Von Raschke (October 24, 1979);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Greg Valentine and Ray Stevens (May 10, 1980);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Joe Lightfoot defeating Fidel Cortez and Rip Oliver (October 25, 1980);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Joe Ventura defeating Fidel Cortez and Rip Oliver (November 3, 1980);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rose (December 27, 1980);
  • NWA (Vancouver) Pacific Coast Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rose (Febuary 9, 1981);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating The Destroyer (March 21, 1981);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rose (April 11, 1981);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Rose (May 1, 1981);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Johnny Weaver defeating Chris Markoff and Nikolai Volkoff (November 27, 1981);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Porkchop Cash defeating Carl Fergie and Ox Baker (March ??, 1982);
  • NWA Canadian Televison title defeating The Destroyer [Tournament] (June 27, 1982);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Jim Nelson and Don Kernodle (August 22, 1982);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Don Kernodle and Sgt. Slaughter (March 12, 1983);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Jack and Jerry Brisco (October 3, 1983);
  • NWA (Mid Atlantic) World Tag Team titles w/Ricky Steamboat defeating Jack and Jerry Brisco (November 24, 1983);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Mark Youngblood defeating Krusher Khrushchev and Jim Neidhart (January 1, 1985);
  • NWA (Florida) United States Tag Team titles w/Mark Youngblood defeating Koko Ware and Norvell Austin (March 5, 1985);

Career Highlights

Wrestling:

  • Jay Youngblood, Mark Youngblood and Chris Youngblood are Steve, Mark and Chris Romero and are the sons of Ricky Romero..
  • Steve Romero started wrestling in 1975 in Amarillo under a mask and calling himself “Silver Streak”. He then moved on to Pacific Northwest Wrestling under the name of Jay Youngblood (a Native American gimmick). He wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance’s Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) in a regular tag team with Ricky Steamboat. Also in JCP, he was known as “The Renegade”.
  • June 27, 1982: Jay Youngblood defeated The Destroyer in the finals of a Tournament for the NWA Canadian Television title..
  • October 17, 1982: Pvt. Jim Nelson (Boris Zhukov) defeated Jay Youngblood to capture the NWA Canadian Television title..
  • Jay Youngblood went under the persona of “The Renegade” during his final months in JCP, often teaming with brother Mark..
  • Early 1985: Jay Youngblood competed in the AWA (Minneapolis), Florida and Memphis territories.

The Death of Jay Youngblood:

  • September 2, 1985: Jay Youngblood died tragically while touring the South Pacific..
  • ~~~Unconfirmed reports say that Jay suffered the ruptured spleen in a tag match with Mark against The Sheepherders..
  • ~~~After he was helped backstage, he suffered a series of heart attacks. He was only 30 years old when he died..