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Pat Patterson dies at 79 yrs of age
« on: December 02, 2020, 06:31:12 AM »
Pat Patterson, the ground-breaking professional wrestler who served as Vince McMahon's right-hand man for nearly 20 years, has died at the age of 79. He had recently been battling cancer.

Born Pierre Clermont in Quebec, Canada, he adopted the name Pat Patterson upon his wrestling debut in 1958. Despite the anglicized name, he never shook his natural accent and his Francophone pronunciation was much mimicked among wrestling fans and performers themselves.


He joined what was then the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) in 1979, and became the company's first Intercontinental champion. He was awarded the title after a kayfabe (fictitious) tournament in Rio De Janeiro.


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Re: Pat Patterson dies at 79 yrs of age
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2020, 02:36:43 AM »
The dude was a great worker in his day.
Met him once outside a local High School card in early 80's. He was traveling with midget "Sky Low Low".
We were kids, drinking beer in the parking lot, he happened to park near us. (Some big old car like a Lincoln or something). We asked them if they wanted a beer, they pulled out a 12-pack and said "We're all set".
Chatted for a beer and away they went. Found out years later he was gay, didnt matter, a good guy.

On the card (it was a great show) was Ray 'Crippler' Stevens vs. Patterson (His old partner from way back). The Rocks father, and RAW BONED Swede Hanson. :)
Since we went to the school, we got the ring-side tickets. Had a sign that said "Ray is Gay" he came over and ripped it from us, tore it up, etc.
Pretty funny.
Hanson was an impressive figure up close in thoes days. Though older, he looked like he could tear your head off easily.
Pete Doherty "Duke of Dorchester" was hilarious as always.

November 1982

Curt Hennig defeated Pete Doherty
Little Beaver & Sonny Boy Hayes defeated Sky Low Low & Butch Cassidy
Swede Hanson defeated Tony Garea
Rocky Johnson defeated Baron Mikel Scicluna
Pat Patterson defeated Ray Stevens via disqualification


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Re: Pat Patterson dies at 79 yrs of age
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2020, 12:55:57 PM »
Was he still working with WWE when he died?

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Re: Pat Patterson dies at 79 yrs of age
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2020, 10:20:42 PM »
 I remember in the mid 70's he was up in sacramento....

ray stevens..peter maivia ..rocky johnson...pepper gomez....the mighty igor on occasion !


he wore a mask half the time for whatever reason .

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Re: Pat Patterson dies at 79 yrs of age
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2020, 09:12:41 AM »
I remember in the mid 70's he was up in sacramento....

ray stevens..peter maivia ..rocky johnson...pepper gomez....the mighty igor on occasion !


he wore a mask half the time for whatever reason .
Gimp mask? :-[  We've all heard the rumors.

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Re: Pat Patterson dies at 79 yrs of age
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2020, 04:42:56 PM »
Gimp mask? :-[  We've all heard the rumors.


They weren't exactly "rumors."