WWE Legend has died at 79
WWE Legend and Hall of Fame wrestler Pat Patterson died of cancer at Miami hospital. He was 79 years old. Before the NXT Show on USA Network started, the WWE paid a tribute to Pat Patterson and his life in wrestling.
Pat Patterson was inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 1996. Throughout his career, he wrestled in 11 different promotions (1958-1984). While in WWE, he was the first Intercontinental Champion, Hardcore Champion, North American Heavyweight Champion, and the last title reign, the 24-7 Champion.
Here is Vince McMahon' statement: "Pat Patterson was more than the first Intercontinental Champion & father of the Royal Rumble Match. He helped lay the foundation for WWE as we know it. His mentorship shaped careers, his creativity sparked innovation and his friendship lifted spirits. Love you, Pat. We miss you."
The HHWShow Podcast, Clovercrest Media Group express their extended condolences to the families, friends, and fans. #RIPPAT
Loss is incredibly difficult. Those we love are only truly gone if we stop caring. Pat Patterson lived life as it should be lived with passion, love and purpose. He helped so many and always entertained with a story or joke. He will live on in my life always. Love you Patrick.— John Cena (@JohnCena) December 2, 2020
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— Triple H (@TripleH) December 2, 2020