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Chris Youngblood passes away at 55 years old


Chris Romero, best known as Chris Youngblood in professional wrestling, has passed away at the age of 55.

His brother, Ricky Youngblood, confirmed the news this morning on Facebook

Chris is the son of Ricky Romero, a well-known wrestler in the Amarillo, Texas area who ended up having three sons in professional wrestling: Ricky, Chris, and Jay Youngblood. Jay would go on to team with Ricky Steamboat and had a very successful feud with the team of Sgt. Slaughter and Don Kernodle. Jay passed away from a heart attack at the age of 30 in 1985. 

That same year, Chris entered professional wrestling and teamed with his brother Mark. In 1987, they competed in All Japan Pro Wrestling's Real World Tag League. They would continue touring with the promotion on and off through 1996. They would also compete in Puerto Rico, where they won the World Wrestling Council Tag Team titles on six different occasions.

The brothers would later join WCW for a brief period between 1990 and 1991, where they were known as The Renegade Warriors. Chris later wrestled as a singles in Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling.

Chris wound down his wrestling career by 2007 and opened the Romero Academy of Wrestling school in Texas.