Yes, from what I understand Bock took him out of consideration because of the terrible schedule that the NWA champ had to do. A couple of things to add: Boesch actually had his own world championship very briefly. Fed up with the NWA and being insulted when Harley Race no showed a Houston show, Boesch held a tournament to crown a new world champion. Wahoo won the title but it was very soon discontinued. Boesch then used Bock and the AWA as his world champion. Also, Stu Hart switched to Bock when Dusty won the NWA title. He believed that Dusty's style would not go over at all in his territory where it was stiff and pretty realistic compared with other places.