According to the Cauliflower Alley Club, legendary pro wrestler Nick Bockwinkel has died at the age of 80,
Cauliflower Alley released the following statement:
"It is with a heavy heart the Cauliflower Alley Club announces that The Greatest AWA World Champion of all time and former CAC President Nicholas "Nick" Bockwinkel passed away Saturday night at approx. 8:40 pm due to health issues. We will have more on this later Sunday afternoon. The Cauliflower Alley Club, it's members, and all of Nicks fans & friends send their condolences to Darlene & the Bockwinkel family at this time.
The Bockwinkel family ask for everyone to respect their privacy at this time."
Bockwinkel is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame, as well as a former AWA World Heavyweight Champion. Bockwinkel was also a part of a legendary tag team with Ray Stevens. In 2003, Bockwinkel was also inducted into the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Little is known about the circumstances surrounding the death at this time. Wrestling Inc will keep you updated on any additional information that surfaces. We express our condolences to Nick's family.