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texasyosh wrote on 19.06.2022:
[10.0] "Nick Bockwinkel was a great technician even at a point where many men would've been physically battered or retired. One of the AWA's best."
GriffinX wrote on 04.06.2022:
[10.0] "Nick Bockwinkel was a man who set a stranded for what a world champion should be. He dressed well, he spoke well, he wrestled great. He was a top draw for many years"
CrewsWrestling wrote on 01.06.2022:
[10.0] "Für mich persönlich der beste Heel aller Zeiten. Gerade in Zusammenarbeit mit Heenan war er grandios. Auch im Ring war er fantastisch. An der Stelle bedanke ich mich bei Francis Meister für die Empfehlung ;)"
YINCHAN wrote on 14.03.2022:
[10.0] "Master technical heel champ. Existing footage shows he was a ring general, even in his 40s and 50s. One of the most intelligent wrestlers of all time. True professional. Career value flaws are that he stayed in the AWA for most of his career, although he did defend in other territories. Should have dropped the title to Hogan in 1983, but that was Verne's choice."
AndoCommando wrote on 23.04.2021:
[10.0] "Let me put it like this. Most of what's available of Bockwinkel on tape is of him in his late 40s-50s, clearly still an elite-level worker on the level of a Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Jumbo Tsuruta, etc. If all we had of Flair to watch back was his work post-1995, would he seriously be held up in the same regard he is today? That's what we're working with when it comes to Bockwinkel."
Ma Stump Puller wrote on 12.02.2021:
[9.0] "The term "wrestling genius" gets massively overused these days, attributed to people who don't quite deserve it (like Chris Hero, for instance) but Bockwinkel is probably one of the few who truly deserves the title. A brilliant technical worker and sensational draw back in the day as a devious heel whom had a answer for almost everything in the book. The fact that most of his best remembered work was during his past-prime days is crazy as well and makes him a great contender for the wrestler with the best runs outside of his best years. The guy just knew how to play a heel to perfection: convincingly dangerous from working from the top, but could also sell great for whoever he was in the ring with regardless of if they were also a great babyface worker (Jumbo, Martel) or someone less refined (Atlas, Lawler) and could make them look like a legit threat to whatever title he had at the time. The guy just got wrestling to a very high level that I argue hasn't really been done many if any times since. Fantastic wrestler."
Makai Club wrote on 06.07.2019:
[10.0] "It's scary to think. Even though it's impossible to know due to a lack of footage, 80's Bockwinkle maybe wasn't even his prime given he was in his near 50/60s. Bockwinkle possibly has a big shout for the GOAT. Great promos, speaking from someone who isn't a "promo" guy. Fantastic wrestler who could work with many different wrestlers from The Crusher to Rick Martel. The master at heel selling, meaning selling in a way that the fans enjoy seeing you in pain which makes his matches vastly different to most matches. Could still go based on his match with Dory Jr in 1993. An all time great at least."
BigWackenhut wrote on 21.03.2019:
[9.0] "This randy old rooster was just a tier below Flair and Race. His gimmick was his superior intelligence, but it was his his superior virility and vitality that really stand the test of time. He had no set formula for arousing a crowd thirsty for his villainous exploits. He barely had a finisher of note and lacked the trademark spots that a wrestler like Flair relied to propel a bout to its climax Of course, there always was a portion of the audience who were only turned on when a wrestler titallated their senses with a few greatest hits, but Bockwinkel instead fell back on his outrageously massive endowment of talent and a willingness to bump for the business that made him famous. He managed to wrestle at a high level for decades because size, stamina and skill really are what it takes to leave a mark on the industry."
JEK 1991 wrote on 30.12.2018:
[10.0] "Excellent perform. He was a hit in the AWA. Very technical in the ring. Even when he was 40 plus he did very well in the ring."
A-Double wrote on 05.02.2018:
[10.0] "Extrem charismatisch am Mikrofon, und ein hervorragender Techniker alter Schule. Ein wahrer Champion mit Klasse. Mit Bobby Heenan als Manager klappte es auch gut, beide haben sich prächtig ergänzt, obwohl Bockwinkel selbst gut genug bei Promos war. Nur als WCW Comissioner (nur on screen) war er nicht gut. Da wirkte er schon zerstreut."
Squared Circle wrote on 07.10.2016:
[9.0] "Great technician. Good on the mic. Strong in singles or as a tag team, face or heel. The complete package. Thrived in the AWA. A top tier performer just prior to the age of the "big man", but still has a place in the history of the sport."
mdkarl wrote on 13.06.2016:
[10.0] "potentially the greatest of all time... sadly footage of him before he was 40 doesnt really exist. even in his 40s still ranks as a top 25 best performer ever... amazing all round performer"
Mizzle Assault Ant wrote on 01.05.2016:
[10.0] "All time legendary talent. Utterly amazing on the mat, great character work and tons of personality, all time great on the mic, the man is just fantastic, into his 50s he was one of the best in the world. His partnership with Bobby Heenan is perhaps the greatest combination ever."
ShooterMcShoot wrote on 17.11.2015:
[10.0] "Nick was very good in the ring and he carried himself as if he was a world champion. The only shame of it was he never gets the kind of recognition that Flair or Hogan got at the time because the AWA was going under at the same time the NWA and WWF were flying high. Still, Nick was great."
Damsparky wrote on 11.04.2015:
[6.0] "Average wrestler. No real pizzazz. I never understood how this guy kept the title for so long. Also, never saw a match that Bobby Heenan didn't help him win or get disqualified so that he could keep the title."
Phenomenal91 wrote on 17.02.2015:
[8.0] "He called himself The Smartest Man in Wrestling, and he might have been right. He was Verne Gagne's golden boy in AWA, but not because he kissed ass to get to the top. He got there based on his brilliant technical ability and promos that made him seem like he could take on anybody, anytime, anywhere, and not sound arrogant or cocky about it. Overall, the crown jewel of the AWA. The ultimate wrestler's wrestler."
yanus wrote on 15.12.2013:
[9.0] "Not really flashy in the ring, but tremendous technician, who also excelled at the microphone. I don't really consider him at a level of Flair or Terry Funk, but he is right behind them."
Big John Studd wrote on 03.09.2011:
[10.0] "Nick Bockwinkel ist für mich auf gleicher Ebene wie Ric Flair oder ein Bret Hart was technisches Wrestling anbelangt. Hat viele großartige Matches auf die Beine gestellt vorallem der 1 Stunden Kampf gegen Curt Hennig ist für mich ein wahrer Klassiker. Man muss bedenken, dass Nick zu dieser Zeit bereits Anfang 50 war. Ich habe großen Respekt vor ihm und was er geleistet hat, volkommen zurecht in der Hall of Fame."
MaikBaader wrote on 06.08.2011:
[8.0] "Ein großartiger Wrestler. Tolles Oldschoolwrestling. Gut auf der Matte, guter Techniker. Nick rockt."
108 Sterne wrote on 25.09.2009:
[8.0] "Im Ring eigentlich immer recht gut, soweit ich das von den wenigen Matches, die ich gesehen habe beurteilen kann; Und ein guter Worker, hat1982 für Hogan sogar den hoffnungslos unterlegenen Greis gespielt."
LexLuger4ever wrote on 24.02.2008:
[8.0] "Ist zwar nicht gerade mein Fall gewesen, aber ist und bleibt eine Legende, ist zurecht in der Hall of Fame und das erkenne ich an!"
affenmann wrote on 07.12.2007:
[10.0] "Einer der besten Heels aller Zeiten. Geniesst heute leider nicht das Ansehen, dass er verdient hätte."
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