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Former AWA champ suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease



When Ric Flair was on Steve Austin’s podcast, he mentioned that Nick Bockwinkel, now 78, was suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. A lot of people have asked if that’s the case, and it is, according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

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7 Responses

  1. Kerry says:

    Sad to hear, he was one of the greats. I especially enjoyed watching his interviews.

  2. Mr. Black says:

    Very sad news. One of the all time best talkers in the history of wrestling. My thoughts are with him and his family.

  3. Jake Allen says:

    Wait, who’s running the Alzheimer’s camp?

  4. Mike says:

    I was thinking Bockwinkel would be great as a manager in current WWE. Sorry to hear this news.

    Dory Funk Jr. also has it.

  5. David K says:

    It is sad to hear that Nick Bockwinkle has Alzheimer’s Disease. He had a keen mind for the business, able to cut great promos, and get great heel heat. Bockwinkle and Heenan are the standard-bearers that all manager/wrestler is held up to. Verne Gagna and now Bockwinkle, it is sad to have another great being taken down by this dreaded disease.

  6. James says:

    That’s sad and unfortunate. Another great wrestling mind tainted.

  7. taddunbar says:

    that sucks

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