Who is Pat Patterson? Pat Patterson Bio/Wiki
The Canadian-American professional wrestler was Pat Patterson. He was employed as a technical consultant and producer by WWE’s professional wrestling promotion. He was born on January 19, 1941, in Ville-Marie, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
On December 2, 2020, Patterson died of cancer at a Miami hospital. He was already 79 years old.
RIP Pat Patterson 😥🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/6PFXuxClcw
— 90s WWE (@90sWWE) December 2, 2020
He was 79 years old.
Patterson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 1996 as the first-ever WWE Intercontinental Champion and founder of the Royal Rumble match.
In 2019, after winning the WWE 24/7 Championship at 78 years old, Patterson became the oldest person to ever win a title in WWE history.
In 1958, Patterson debuted in Montreal, Quebec, wrestling for promoter Sylvio Samson at the Palais des Sports. He played as “Killer” Pat Patterson early in his career.
From 2005 until his death in 2020, he worked backstage as a WWE official.
Patterson Was Gay
Patterson was openly homosexual. He first came out in the early 1970s, but while Jim Ross made some jokes about it in commentary, before the season finale of WWE Legends’ House, which aired June 12, 2014, his sexuality was not openly known or in WWE storylines.
Patterson was described by NBC News as the first openly gay pro wrestling star. He was also described by people as the First Gay Wrestling Star.
Louie Dondero was his lifelong partner. In WWE Legends‘ Home, Patterson claimed that they were together for 40 years and that on June 28, 1998, the same night as King of the Ring 1998, Dondero died of a heart attack.
How did Pat Patterson Die? (Death Cause)
WWE legend Pat Patterson died at the age of 79. Organization confirmed the news
The company said in a statement on Wednesday. “WWE extends its condolences to Patterson’s family and friends,”
The Rock pays tribute to Pat Patterson.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) December 2, 2020
The inaugural Intercontinental Champion, Pat Patterson – has passed away at 79. Pat is a trailblazer in professional wrestling, and his openness about being gay should be a motivator for everyone that no matter who you are, YOU have a place and purpose! Canadian boy!
— Keegan Dimitrijevic 🇨🇦 (@KeeganSpectator) December 2, 2020
Very saddened to hear about the passing of one of my best friends..Pat Patterson. He had an infectious personality where you always wanted to be around him. This photo of Pat, @ShawnMichaels and me was from Wrestlemania 21. Pat helped us create an incredible Story. #RIPHOFer pic.twitter.com/APHVs7hRoi
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) December 2, 2020
– WWE Hall of Famer
– Creator of the Royal Rumble
– The inaugural WWE Intercontinental Champion
Everyone at BT Sport is saddened to learn of the passing of wrestling legend, Pat Patterson.
— WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) December 2, 2020
Pat Patterson knew @WWE was his home away from home, a place where he felt completely accepted and truly loved. Someone like Pat made all the difference because he wasn’t afraid to be himself and he made no apologies for it. Pat did it his way. Rest in power, Pat♥️ pic.twitter.com/3hRYmaCb5W
— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) December 2, 2020
One of my favourite set of shows we ever did were with Pat Patterson. He was the life & soul of the party. Going gay clubbing with him, drinking with him, hearing his stories, it was amazing. I love this photo & will always remember how great he was to me & ITR. #RIPPatPatterson pic.twitter.com/0L0clTWg8t
— Kenny McIntosh 🏳️🌈 (@KennyMcITR) December 2, 2020