Bockwinkel faced WWWF Champion, Bob Backlund, to a double count-out, on March 25, 1979.
On March 31, 2007, he was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Bockwinkel made an appearance on WWE Monday Night Raw on March 29, 2010, as part of Legends Lumberjack match. He was a Lumberjack for the match between Christian and Ted DiBiase, Jr.
Bockwinkel passed away on November 14, 2015.