JR Blog: Tribute to Nick Bockwinkel


Jim Ross had a new blog tribute to Nick Bockwinkel

on Nick Bockwinkel’s death
It is another sad day to awaken but thank God that I did unlike my my friend Nick Bockwinkel who passed away Sunday at the age of 80. Nick had been ill for a few years now and is condition was getting progressively worse for the all time great who was living in Las Vegas.

on close friend Bobby Heenan
Nick and his often times manager and close friend Bobby Heenan were an amazing duo. Any wannabe wrestler who doesn’t study the crowd psychology of these two artisans really don’t want to become great pros but only want talk a good game. For any one to think that what men like Bockwinkel and Heenan did is now obsolete is being absurdly foolish.

on Nick as a wrestling heel
Nick was a wrestling heel who would cheat to gain unfair advantages when his fan favorite opponent finally started out wrestling the native Californian who is known primarily for his amazing run in Verne Gagne’s AWA based out of Minneapolis. It’s even more confounding to think that the AWA fans have lost both Verne and Nick this year plus losing such stars as Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper.

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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