|Born||March 19, 1941|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||December 2, 2020 (aged 79)|
Miami, Florida, U.S.
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Pat Patterson|
Le Rêve du Québec
|Billed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Billed from||San Francisco, California|
|Trained by||Pat Girard|
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. 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Pat Patterson: 1996 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
- "'I always wanted to do something that's never been done': The story behind the Royal Rumble Match". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
- "Pat Patterson Comes Out: WWE Legends' House, June 12, 2014". WWE. Retrieved 2014-06-14.
- "WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson passes away". WWE. December 2, 2020. Retrieved December 2, 2020.