Pat Patterson

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Pat Patterson
Born(1941-03-19)March 19, 1941
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedDecember 2, 2020(2020-12-02) (aged 79)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Pat Patterson
Le Rêve du Québec
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed fromSan Francisco, California
Trained byPat Girard
Debut1958
Retired2000

Pierre Clermont (March 19, 1941 – December 2, 2020) was a Canadian professional wrestler. He was better known by the ring name Pat Patterson. He worked as a creative consultant for the WWE.

His career highlights were 2 matches against Sgt. Slaughter at Madison Square Garden in 1981. The rematch was called an "Alley Fight" (with no referee) and remains the wildest and one of the greatest matches in wrestling history. Patterson was the very first man to hold the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship. Patterson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.[1] Patterson invented the WWE Royal Rumble, which is one of the most popular type of matches and is a hit with fans every year since the first one in 1988.[2]

Patterson was openly gay.[3]

Patterson died of cancer at a Miami, Florida hospital on December 2, 2020. He was 79 years old.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Pat Patterson: 1996 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  2. "'I always wanted to do something that's never been done': The story behind the Royal Rumble Match". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  3. "Pat Patterson Comes Out: WWE Legends' House, June 12, 2014". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
  4. "WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson passes away". WWE. December 2, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.

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