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WWE Community Mourns Loss of Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson, a legendary performer in the ring and mentor behind the scenes in WWE, has passed away at the age of 79. Patterson was the first intercontinental champion. He spent over 60 years in the pro wrestling business and the better part of the last 40 years with WWE (previously WWF.) Whether we know it directly or not, he had a hand in many of the seminal moments in professional wrestling history.

There has been an outpouring of tributes and gratitude for Patterson from current and former wrestlers and executives in the WWE community. Here is a sample of those tributes:

 

 

 

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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