• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (September 2, 1985) – Old School NWA Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 1985, we lost Old School NWA Veteran Jay Youngblood (Real name: Steven Romero) at the young age of 30 due to kidney failure, followed by a series of heart attacks.
He wrestled for various territories, but is most famous for teaming up with Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat in Jim Crockett Promotions during the early 80s.
Their biggest moment as a team came at a big televised special event called ‘NWA Final Conflict’ on March 12, 1983 in Greensboro, North Carolina, when they defeated the team of Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle in a Steel Cage match, to become the new NWA World Tag Team Champions.
† REST IN PEACE JAY YOUNGBLOOD!
June 21, 1955 – September 2, 1985
• Hall Of Famer Says WWE Won’t Let Him Work On TV Anymore Due To His Health Issues
2-Time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair was written off TV last month, after Randy Orton turned on him and Punt Kicked him on an episode of RAW.
As we noted before, this was done to write Flair off TV for a while because WWE doesn’t want him around during the Coronavirus pandemic.
While speaking to WrestlingInc, The Nature Boy said that he still wants to appear on TV, but WWE won’t allow him to do so anymore.
“Well, God only knows. I want to come back, but to be honest with you, I haven’t been told I have in so many words, I think they worry about my health issue. Even though, I have fallen down. I went skiing. I’ve done all of that just to show them that I could do all this. I think the bigger issue with my heart was I had that blood clot. I’m off blood thinners. How I’m still alive, we’ll have to figure this out.”
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