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Vale Pat Patterson

WWE Hall of Famer passes at 79

A true trailblazer of the industry, Patterson was linked to many “firsts” in sports-entertainment throughout his storied career, including the first-ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble Match.

In a career spanning six decades, the renaissance man left an indelible mark on the industry in the ring, on the microphone and behind the scenes.

Pat Patterson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996 by Bret Hart.

Patterson as one of Mr. McMahons “stooges”. Image source: WWE.

In his 25-plus years in WWE, Patterson was synonymous with making history. From the Intercontinental Title to the Royal Rumble Match and beyond, his name will forever be revered in WWE lore.

This amazing legacy was captured in Patterson’s 2016 autobiography, “Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE,” a moving chronicle about his life both inside and out of the ring.

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