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Nick Bockwinkel Wiki Biography
Born Nicholas Warren Francis Bockwinkel on the 6th December 1934, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, Nick was a professional wrestler best known to the world for competing in the American Wrestling Association from 1970 until 1987, during which he won the World Heavyweight Championship four times, and World Tag Tea Championship three times. Nick passed away in 2015.
Have you ever wondered how rich Nick Bockwinkel was, at the time of his death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Bockwinkel’s net worth was as high as $500,000, an amount earned through his successful career as a wrestler, which was active from the ‘50s until 1987. During his career, Nick became famous for some of his wrestling moves, which include cobra clutch, body slam, arm drag, and Indian deathlock, among others.
Nick Bockwinkel Net Worth $500,000
Nick was the son of professional wrestler Warren Bockwinkel and his wife, Helen, née Crnkovich, of part-Croatian ancestry. After finishing high school, Nick enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, from which he received a football scholarship. He played for the Oklahoma Sooners, however, a knee injury put an end to that possible career, and also he lost his scholarship.
Nevertheless, he still found himself in sports, only it was wrestling. He was trained by his father initially, then joined by Lou Thesz. In the early years of his career, Nick tagged alongside his father, then debuted as a solo act when he was 16 against his trainer Lou Thesz., Nick slowly became more experienced, and it was in 1963 that he won his first solo major title.
He fought against Tony Borne for the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship, and continued quite successfully, winning several other titles in Hawaii and California, and so boosting his net worth.
In 1970 he became part of the American Wrestling Association (AWA), and remained with it until his retirement in 1987. In his early years at AWA, he was a part of a tag team with Ray Stevens and Bobby Heenan, who was his manager at the time. While being teamed with them, Nick won the AWA World Tag Team Championship title three times. His first singles title came in 1975 when he defeated Verne Gagne, and for the next 1716 days he held the title. In order to defend it, he fought against numerous wrestlers, including Billy Robinson, The Crusher, Mad Dog Vachon, Dick the Bruiser, Tito Santana, Otto Wanz, Jim Brunzell, and Hulk Hogan.
However, he lost it to the one from whom he won it; Verne Gagne defeated Nick on the 19th July 1980, and then announced that he planned on retiring from wrestling. As a result, Nick was given back the title on the 19th May 1981. Fans were furious by this decision, which made Nick one of the most hated wrestlers at the time. Nick lost his title the following year to Hulk Hogan, but after the AWA President Stanley Blackburn changed the outcome of the match, the title remained in his hands. After the bout with Hogan, Nick fought against Otto Wanz and lost the match and the title, but just two months later regained it. He lost the title again in 1984 to Jumbo Tsuruta, and then in 1987 won for the fourth and last time. He didn’t even fight for the title, as Stan Hansen, then Heavyweight Champion didn’t appear for the match, and as a result Nick was declared the new champion. However, he lost it again, this time to Curt Hennig, and retired later that year.
Nick didn’t leave wrestling for good; he served as road agent for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and was also a color commentator. He made a brief return to the ring in 1993 for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), fighting against Dory Funk Jr. Furthermore, he was the commissioner with Yoshiaki Fujiwara of the Japan Pro Wrestling Promotion, but the promotion soon folded.
His last engagement in wrestling was as the President of the Cauliflower Alley Club, a position he held until 2014, when he left the wrestling association for good due to health problems.
Back in 2007 he was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame by Bobby Heenan.
Regarding his personal life, Nick was married to Darnele Hampp from 1972 until his death. Previously, he was married to Susan Tranchitella from 1957 until 1967, with whom he had two daughters.
In 2007 he underwent triple bypass heart surgery. In his last years he suffered from dementia, apart from experiencing heart issues. He passed away on the evening of the 14th November 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was cremated and there was a memorial mass held at St. Jospeh Croatian Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri seven days after his death.
|Full Name||Nick Bockwinkel|
|Date Of Birth||December 6, 1934|
|Died||November 14, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Place Of Birth||St. Louis, Missouri, USA|
|Education||University of Oklahoma|
|Spouse||Darlene Hampp (m. 1972–2015), Susan Bockwinkel (m. 1957–1967)|
|Movies||WWE: Bobby The Brain Heenan, Wrestling Gold: Vol. 5: Beat Me If You Can|
|TV Shows||AWA All-Star Wrestling, WCW WorldWide, WWE: Bobby The Brain Heenan, Wrestling Gold: Vol. 5: Beat Me If You Can|
|1||WWE Hall of Famer.|
|2||Former Commissioner of WCW In 1994.|
|3||In May 2003, he was elected to the professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame.|
|4||Notable Title wins include: NWA Georgia Heavyweight title; AWA World Tag Team with Ray Stevens (3); AWA World Heavyweight Title (4)|
|5||Nick teamed with his famous father Warren Bockwinkle during the early stages of his career.|
|6||Made a guest appearance on Television's The Monkees.|
|7||Was among the longest-lived "heel" (i.e. "bad guy") world champions in a major pro wrestling organization.|
|8||Won $1,300 and a new kitchen on a late 1960s episode of the Hollywood Squares.|
|9||Professional wrestler, 1950s through 1980s.|
|10||Three-time American Wrestling Association (AWA) World Tag-Team Champion with Ray "The Crippler" Stevens. Four-time AWA World Heavyweight Champion. Won first AWA title by defeating Verne Gagne, ending his Bockwinkel second reign as AWA champion was Was a member of Bobby "The Brain" Heenan's "Family."|
|Best of the WWF Volume 14||1987||Video||Nick Bockwinkel|
|Hawaii Five-O||1969||TV Series||Harry|
|The Monkees||1967||TV Series||Shah-Ku Strong Man #1|
|WWE Smackdown!||2015||TV Series in memory of - 1 episode|
|WWE Raw||2015||TV Series in memory of - 1 episode|
|Ruff Tuff and Real: Legends of Australian Wrestling||2007||Video thanks|
|WWE Raw||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|NWA Wrestling Showcase||2008||TV Series||Himself|
|NWA/Pro Wrestling Revolution: Future Legends||2008||Video||Himself|
|Ruff Tuff and Real: Legends of Australian Wrestling||2007||Video||Himself|
|WrestleMania 23||2007||TV Special||Himself|
|WWE Hall of Fame 2007||2007||TV Special||Himself|
|The Spectacular Legacy of the AWA||2006||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Great American Bash||1995||TV Movie||Himself|
|WCW World Championship Wrestling||1995||TV Series||Himself|
|Clash of the Champions XXVIII||1994||TV Movie||Himself|
|WCW SuperBrawl IV||1994||TV Movie||Himself|
|WCW Slamboree 1993||1993||TV Movie||Himself|
|WWF Prime-Time Wrestling||1988||TV Series||Himself - Commentator|
|SuperClash II||1986||TV Movie||Himself|
|Superclash '85||1985||TV Movie||Himself|
|WWF on NESN||1985||TV Series||Himself|
|Pro Wrestling USA||1984-1985||TV Series||Himself|
|World Pro Wrestling TV||1984||TV Series||Himself (1984)|
|WCW Worldwide Wrestling||1975||TV Series||Himself (1978-1979)|
|World Wrestling Federation||1973||TV Series||Himself|
|The Hollywood Squares||1968||TV Series||Himself - Contestant|
|AWA All-Star Wrestling||1960||TV Series||Himself|
|WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History||2013||Video||Himself|
|WWE: Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan||2010||Video||Himself|
|WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time||2010||Video||Himself|
|Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho||2010||Video||Himself|
|WWE: History of the World Heavyweight Championship||2009||Video documentary||Himself|
|Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series||2009||Video||Himself|
|The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect||2008||Video||Himself|
|Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection||2008||Video||Himself|
|The Most Powerful Families in Wrestling||2007||Video||Himself|
|Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology||2006||Video||Himself|
|The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be||2005||Video documentary||Himself|
|The Ultimate Ric Flair Collection||2003||Video||Himself|
|Wrestling Gold Vol.1: Busted Open!||2001||Video||Himself|
|Wrestling Gold Vol. 2: The Maim Event||2001||Video||Himself|
|Wrestling Gold Vol. 4: No More Mr. Nice Guy||2001||Video||Himself|
|Wrestling Gold Vol. 5: Beat Me If You Can||2001||Video||Himself|
|The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling||1999||TV Movie documentary||Himself|
|Halloween Havoc||1994||TV Movie||WCW Commissioner|