WWE Hall of Famer Nick Bockwinkel dies at 80


The professional wrestling family has been saddened by the news of the passing of a great legend. Former AWA World Heavyweight Champion, Nick Bockwinkel died Sunday morning at the age of 80.

Bockwinkel was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007. WWE COO Triple H and fellow Hall of Famer Edge were just two of the many people who remembered Bockwinkel upon hearing the news of his passing.


Bockwinkel was a four-time AWA Champion and was most famous for defeating Verne Gagne. Gagne, a Hall of Famer himself, was part owner of the AWA and had a seven-year reign at AWA Champion at the time of Bockwinkel’s shocking victory.

Campus Sports would like to send their condolences to Bockwinkel’s family.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to WWE

Caleb is a young veteran of the sports journalism world that has a passion for college football, mostly the SEC, but namely the LSU Tigers. He also has an affinity for the Georgia Southern Eagles, because who doesn't love Erk Russell and national championships, right? He has experience working in print and online media as well as broadcasting, working with his high school alma mater football team and the Savannah Bananas.
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