The demise of WWE legend, Pat Patterson has saddened the world of professional wrestling. He breathed his last on Wednesday at the age of 79 in a hospital in Miami.
Pat Patterson lost his battle with cancer
Pat Patterson, who was truly a trailblazer in the world of wrestling passed away on Wednesday morning. Tony Marinaro first broke the news. He took to his Twitter account and shared the disheartening news.
He wrote, “Just got a text from my buddy Rodger Brulotte letting me know that legendary wrestler Pat Patterson of @WWE passed away earlier this morning in a Miami hospital. Patterson, had cancer. He was 79. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP. #WWE”
Check out the Tweet below:
Just got a text from my buddy Rodger Brulotte letting me know that legendary wrestler Pat Patterson of @WWE passed away earlier this morning in a Miami hospital. Patterson, had cancer. He was 79. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP. #WWE
— Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) December 2, 2020
Pat Patterson was a legendary wrestler and scripted his name in the history of WWE by becoming the first-ever WWE Intercontinental Champion. He was also responsible for creating the iconic, Royal Rumble match.
He had worked as a producer in WWE and was considered as the right-hand man of Vince McMahon.He was a part of The Corporation. The WWE Hall of Famer also had stint in the company as a consultant.
Pat Patterson’s career spanned for an incredible six decades and he revolutionized the world of professional wrestling. He started his career in 1958 in his native, Canada. After capturing the AWA Tag Team Championship he joined WWE in 1978 and following that, started the first-ever reign of WWE Intercontinental Championship.
The Alley Fight and Boot Camp matches at Madison Square Garden while being in a feud with Sgt. Slaughter is still one of the most enticing storylines in history.
Following his retirement, he introduced the legendary concept on Royal Rumble in 1988. He had won the Hardcore title as well. He inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in the Class of 1996 by Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.
WWE has acknowledged the demise of the legend and issued an official statement. Check it out here.
His autobiography,”Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE,” released in 2016 captures the legacy cemented by the legend himself.
We extend our condolences to Pat Patterson’s family and friends.
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