Cyclone Negro, an international star for 50 plus years passed away yesterday at the age of 80. Negro, whose real name was Romon Rodriguez, was unheralded as a worker for most of his career, which started in the boxing ring before moving to wrestling.
Negro worked to sold out houses in San Francisco, Florida and Japan but was best known for his time in Texas working for Dory Funk Sr. and Terry Funk.
Tom Jones, another staple in Texas for many years as well as working steady in the Mid-South region and for Dick the Bruiser and the Indianapolis based WWA is said to be suffering from advanced stages of dementia.
Jones teamed with and held the WWA World Tag Team Championship with Billy Red Lyons and is one of the most well liked and respected wrestlers of his era. According to Greg Oliver of Slam Wrestling Jones is still upbeat and and at times cognizant but is slowly being taken over by the disease.
Friends and family as well as those in the wrestling community are reaching out to help Jones who is in need of some of the basic necessities including personal hygiene items and clothing as he continues to remain in a Texas nursing home.
Those interested in donating to Jones can do so by sending items and money to the following address...
Country Club Manor, ATT: Tom Jones/George Thompson, 9 Medical Drive, Amarillo, TX, 79106
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