He is best known for his time in the NWA's Jim Crockett Productions, before dying while on tour.
He grew up around wrestling, and made his professional debut in 1975.
He won five NWA World Tag Team (Mid-Atlantic version) Championships with partner Ricky Steamboat.
He had one daughter, Ricca, with the woman he was married to until his death.
His father was wrestling legend Ricky Romero.