Most widely known for his looks within the American Wrestling Association between 1970 and 1987 when he was an AWA Globe Heavyweight Champ on four events, he was a Wrestling Observer Publication Hall of Popularity inductee in 1996 along with a WWE Hall of Popularity inductee in 2007. He was also a three period AWA Globe Tag Team Champ. He gained a football scholarship or grant to the University or college of Oklahoma but suffered a knee damage ending his soccer profession. He debuted like a wrestler in 1955. Within the band, he passed the nicknames Dick Warren, Nick Bockwinkel, The Sensational White colored and Phantom. His dad Warren Bockwinkel was a specialist wrestler aswell. His mom was Helen Bockwinkel. He and his 1st wife Susan Tranchitella experienced daughters called Johnna and Nikki. He was along with his second wife Darlene until he passed on. Hulk Hogan was among the many wrestlers he previously feuds with while providing as AWA Champ.