Nick Bockwinkle



Height: 5'10"

Weight: 265 lbs

Real Name: Nick Bockwinkle

DOB: 12/06/34

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Other Names: Dick Warren(San Francisco), "Tricky"(AWA), "The Smartest Wrestler Alive"(AWA)

Wrestler Since: 1954

Finishing Maneuver: Figure-Four Leglock

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: None

History: (Under Construction)

Pay-Per-View Summary: (8 - 12, 1 NC, 3 Draws, 1 DCO)
- Georgia Heavyweight Title Tournament (March '70) = Bockwinkle defeated Ramon Torres, then fell to Joe Scarpa. Assassin #1 won the tournament.
- AWA Soldiers Field (September 1, '72) = Bockwinkle & Ray Stevens kept the AWA Tag Titles, beating Billy Robinson & Wilbur Snyder.
- AWA Comiskey Park (September 7, '74) = Bockwinkle, Ray Stevens & Billy Graham lost to Larry Hennig, Ivan Putski & the Crusher.
- AWA Chicago Stadium (June 25, '76) = Bockwinkle fought to a No-Contest with Verne Gagne.
- Houston Super Sunday (May 29, '77) = Bockwinkle, as the AWA World Champ, fought to a Draw with Jose Lothario. Later on, Bockwinkle fought to a Draw with Terry Funk.
- AWA/WWWF Title Unification (March 25, '79) = Bockwinkle, as the AWA World Champion, fought to a Double Countout with WWWF Champion Bob Backlund.
- AWA Comiskey Park (July 14, '80) = Bockwinkle lost the AWA World Title to Verne Gagne.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '80 (November/December) = Bockwinkle & Jim Brunzell competed in the league, which was won by Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta.
- AWA Super Sunday (April 24, '83) = Bockwinkle stayed the AWA World Champion, winning, via DQ, over Hulk Hogan.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '84 (November/December) = Bockwinkle & Harley Race competed in the league, which was won by Genichiro Tenryu & Jumbo Tsuruta.
- AWA StarCage '85 (April 21) = Bockwinkle & Masa Saito fell to Verne & Greg Gagne.
- NWA Florida Battle of the Belts (September 2, '85) = Bockwinkle pinned Frankie Lane.
- AWA SuperClash '85 (September 28) = Bockwinkle, Ray Stevens & Larry Zbysko were beaten by Curt Hennig, Scott Hall & Greg Gagne.
- AJPW Real World Tag League '85 (November/December) = Bockwinkle & Curt Hennig competed in the league, which was won by Stan Hansen & Ted DiBiase.
- AJPW Budokan Hall (December 12, '85) = Bockwinkle & Curt Hennig won over Isamu Teranishi & Masanobu Kurisu.
- AWA WrestleRock (April 20, '86) = Bockwinkle lost, via DQ, to the AWA World Champ, Stan Hansen.
- AWA/NWA Rage in a Cage (April 28, '86) = Bockwinkle won a "Texas Death" Match over Larry Zbysko.
- AWA Battle By The Bay (June 28, '86) = Bockwinkle was pinned by Nord the Barbarian.
- AWA Battle of the Belts III (September 1, '86) = Bockwinkle kept the AWA World Title, winning, via DQ, over Kendo Nagasaki.
- AWA Brawl In St. Paul (December 25, '86) = Bockwinkle retained the AWA World Heavyweight Title, winning, via DQ, over Curt Hennig.
- AWA SuperClash '87 (May 2) = Bockwinkle lost the AWA World Title to Curt Hennig.
- WWF Legends Battle Royal (November 16, '87) = Bockwinkle competed in the Legends Battle Royal, which was won by Lou Thesz.
- WCW Slamboree '93 (May 23) = Bockwinkle fought to a Draw with Dory Funk Jr.

Title Summary:
- NWA Beat The Champ International Television Champion (1/55 - 55)
- NWA Beat The Champ International Television Champion(2) (12/55 - 1/56)
- NWA San Francisco World Tag-Team Champion w/ Ramon Torres (4/28/58 - 6/27/58)
- NWA Los Angeles International Television Tag-Team Champion w/ Lord James Blears (12/23/60 - 1/61)
- NWA Los Angeles International Television Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Eduard Carpentier (1/04/61 - 5/12/61)
- NWA Hawaii United States Heavyweight Champion (62 - 6/06/62)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion (10/30/63 - 11/21/63)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion w/ Nick Kozak (3/18/64 - 4/03/64)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Nick Kozak (4/22/64 - 64)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Buddy Mareno (64 - 6/17/64)
- NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/22/64 - 6/23/64)
- NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Champion (11/25/64 - 12/18/64)
- NWA Texas Tag-Team Champion w/ Ricky Romero (4/25/68 - 5/23/68)
- NWA Hawaii Tag-Team Champion w/ Bobby Shane (3/12/69 - 4/16/69)
- NWA Georgia Television Champion (1/30/70 - 70)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion (4/17/70 - 7/17/70)
- NWA Georgia Heavyweight Champion(2) (7/24/70 - 9/05/70)
- AWA World Tag-Team Champion w/ Ray Stevens (1/20/72 - 11/15/72)
- NWA Florida Tag-Team Champion w/ Ray Stevens (7/20/72 - 8/15/72)
- AWA World Tag-Team Champion(2) w/ Ray Stevens (1/06/73 - 7/21/74)
- AWA World Tag-Team Champion(3) w/ Ray Stevens (10/24/74 - 8/16/75)
- AWA World Heavyweight Champion (11/08/75 - 7/18/80)
- AWA World Heavyweight Champion(2) (5/19/81 - 8/29/82)
- AWA Calgary World Heavyweight Champion (82 - 8/29/82)
- AWA/IWA Calgary World Heavyweight Champion(2) (10/09/82 - 84)
- AWA World Heavyweight Champion(3) (10/09/82 - 2/22/84)
- AWA Southern Heavyweight Champion (10/11/82 - 11/08/82)
- AWA World Heavyweight Champion(4) (6/28/86 - 5/02/87)

PWI Achievement Awards: (3 wins, 1 1st RU, 6 2nd RUs, 2 3rd RUs)
- 1973 Tag-Team of the Year (Bockwinkle & Ray Stevens)
- 1976 Wrestler of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1976 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Bockwinkle vs. Baron Von Raschke)
- 1977 Most Hated Wrestler, 3rd Runner-Up
- 1979 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Bockwinkle vs. Bob Backlund)
- 1980 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Bockwinkle vs. Verne Gagne)
- 1981 Most Hated Wrestler, 2nd Runner-Up
- 1982 Match of the Year, 3rd Runner-Up (Bockwinkle vs. Otto Wanz)
- 1982 Match of the Year, 2nd Runner-Up (Bockwinkle vs. Otto Wanz)
- 1983 Wrestler of the Year, 1st Runner-Up
- 1996 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2007 Stanley Weston Lifetime Achievement Award