Former WWE tag champion Rico Constantino is having major health problems, including symptoms from severe concussions.
That's according to Kenny Bolin, a longtime manager in Ohio Valley Wrestling, who posted the following update on Constantino on his Facebook page:
” it saddens me to inform you that I have just found out that a Former WWE star and very dear friend of mine named Rico Costantino (Rico the Stylist) is very, very sick and has been since at least early January. He has no help financially at all, no disability help and none in sight. He has not spoke a word to hardly any one in like 9 months. he desperately needs our help. he also has severe diagnosed concussions, a collapsed lung and sever heart problems way to detailed to get in to here. I spoke to his X-wife and length last night and she is trying to take care of him as best she can. i am hoping we can set up a go fund me account to assist him as soon as his X can get me the banking info to have it sent too. i also hope the WWE and Vince Mcmahon, Stephanie McMahon or Hunter will chime in and help this great and very nice man who gave his life to helping others till here recently. Lets get the word out about Rico’s illness to those who may be able to help him in this extreme time of need. as i get more info from his X Linda i will pass it on. i will be contacting a few of my former and current WWE stars to rattle some cages in hope of getting rico some financial help. his illness was not caused by drug abuse as in the case of many others who got help. and his severe concussions were acquired entertaining all of us over the years. Linda says he can say something in one hour, and totally forgot he said it 2 hours later. i do hope we can all band together and give just a little that may up in the end being a lot and a life saver for Rico. he needs our help. he deserves our help. those of us who loved him and were entertained by him. he is one year younger than me and looked 20 years younger. Linda says we would not recognize him now. please help me help him and rattle a few cages. thank you all very much.”
Constantino and Bolin worked together in OVW when that promotion was a developmental territory for WWE, where Constantino was a three-time OVW Heavyweight Champion and held the tag titles once. On the WWE main roster, he had two separate tag title reigns with Charlie Haas and Rikishi but is probably best remembered for his time managing Billy Gunn and Chuck Palumbo when they were using the "Billy and Chuck" gimmick.
Constantino turns 55 years old on October 1.