Ricky Romero (On the left) and Jack Cain come to the rescue after The Sheik threw fire in my face in an Arabian
Sand Match in Lubbock, Texas in February of 1964. I have word that Ricky Romero passed away
last night (January 15) of Diabetes. Ricky was my father, Dory Funk Sr.'s best friend, my trainer in professional
wrestling and one of the best workers ever in the wrestling business. Most famous of his sons are
Jay Youngblood, partner of Ricky Steamboat and Mark and Chris Youngblood who worked for
me in the Mid-Atlantic Territory in the mid eighties. Ricky's oldest son Rick was a wrestler too. From
The Funking Conservatory, Marti and I, our condolences to his family. My dear friend will be missed.
In his father's footsteps, Chris Romero