Mark Youngblood

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Mark Romero
Born (1963-07-21) July 21, 1963 (age 51)[1]
Amarillo, Texas
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Mark Youngblood
Mark Romero[1]
Nikona[1]
Billed from Amarillo, Texas
Trained by Ricky Romero
Debut 1980
Retired 1999

Mark Romero (born July 21, 1963) is a retired American second generation professional wrestler better known by his ring name Mark Youngblood.

Career[edit]

Mark Romero is the son of Ricky Romero.[1] He started wrestling as Mark Youngblood in 1980 and worked for the National Wrestling Alliance's Jim Crockett Promotions as a tag team with Wahoo McDaniel.[2] He wrestled in Florida Championship Wrestling in 1985 with his brother Jay and formed a tag team with his younger brother Chris Romero in 1986 following Jay's death.[3]

The Romeros achieved some success in the World Wrestling Council and later in the Global Wrestling Federation and the United States Wrestling Association as "The Tribal Nation".[4][5][6] They also had a brief stint in World Championship Wrestling as "The Renegade Warriors".[7] Mark retired from wrestling in 1999.

Rare appearances[edit]

In early 2006, he wrestled at the Amarillo, Texas, based indy-wrestling company West Texas Wrestling Legends ran by his brother Chris. He made several appearances for the company before going back into retirement in July 2006. On January 13, 2007, he resurfaced in WTWL and defeated the WTWL Champion Thunder to win the championship.[1] After the match, WTWL wrestlers "Hobo" Hank, Mike DiBiase, Dice Murdock, nephew "Radical" Ricky Romero III and Mark's brother Chris Romero came down to celebrate the win with the new champion. Romero explained that his return was for one night only and he later vacated the WTWL Championship.

In wrestling[edit]

  • "Rapid" Ricky Romero

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • West Texas Wrestling Legends
  • WTWL Championship (1 time)[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Wrestler profile: Mark Youngblood". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved January 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 16–18. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA United States Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 163. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  4. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "GWF Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 280. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  5. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 325. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  6. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "WWC World Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 324–325. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  7. ^ "2007 Wrestling Almanac & Book of Facts". Wrestling’s Historical Cards: Halloween Havoc 1990 (Kappa Publishing). 2007. p. 135. 
  8. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Central States Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 254–255. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  9. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Central States Television Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 255–256. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  10. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "NWA Television Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 115–116. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  11. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated Top 500 - 1991". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  12. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "SCW Tag Team Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  13. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "WCCW Television Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 270–271. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.