The WWE legend, Pat Patterson who is regarded as the creator of the Royal Rumble recently died at the age of 79 years. The organization has confirmed the news of his death off late, and along with that it wrote, “WWE extends its condolences to Patterson’s family and friends.” This man, who has been known as the “first gay superstar” in the field of wrestling, and is also popular as the right hand man of Vince McMahon died and his fans are really sharing a heavy heart at this news.
Talking about his career, Pat Patterson had started wrestling in the year 1950 and it was during the late 70s that he finally engaged himself into a series of matches with that of the Sgt. slaughter. It was during the year 1979 that Pat was titled as the first Heavyweight Intercontinental champion from the organisation. Pat Patterson further became a color commentator for WWE in the following years and thus, started working both in the booth as well as in the ring until he did retire back in the year 1984.
Tributes from people diving in: Resembling the condolences on his death occasion
Pat Patterson further received condolences from Shane McMohan as, “I can not express how crushed I feel right now with the loss of Pat Patterson. A true member of my family, mentor and dear friend. I love you Pat. God speed.” He also got tributes from Stephanie McMahon that stated, “I’m deeply grateful to have grown up with WWE Hall of Famer, the first-ever Intercontinental Champion, the father of the #RoyalRumble and the first openly gay wrestler of his generation. Thank you for teaching me how to not take it all so seriously. Abooze.”
Jim Ross who happened to be a friend of Pat Patterson also quoted, “Just heard of the passing this morning if the great, Pat Patterson. True legend of the pro wrestling business. A wonderful mentor who taught me so much. RIP old friend.” Indeed, Pat’s death is a loss to the WWE family and it is evident from the tribute from Triple H that revealed, “No words can describe what he gave to us. His body as an in-ring performer, his mind as a storyteller, and his spirit as a beloved member of our large WWE family. I will miss him for so many reasons … it’s never goodbye, it’s see ya down the road. Love you, Pat. Abooze.”