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Nicholas Warren Francis "Nick" Bockwinkel (December 6, 1934 – November 14, 2015) was an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his appearances with the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based American Wrestling Association (AWA) from 1970 to 1987, where he held the AWA World Heavyweight Championship on four occasions and the AWA World Tag Team Championship on three.

Bockwinkel was recognised for his exceptional technical wrestling ability and mastery of in-ring psychology. He was also known for his even-toned, articulate promos, which distinguished him from many of his contemporaries. He was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996 and the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

  • American Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Championship
  • American Wrestling Association World Tag Team Championship
  • NWA Florida Tag Team Championship
  • American Wrestling Association Southern Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Georgia Television Championship
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (Texas version)
  • NWA "Beat the Champ" Television Championship
  • NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Hawaii Tag Team Championship
  • NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Hawaii version)
  • NWA World Tag Team Championship (San Francisco version)
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship
  • Worldwide Wrestling Associates International Television Tag Team Championship

See Also

WWE Alumni