• “Pat Patterson had so much to do with my success” – Former WWF Champion
WWE Hall Of Famer Pat Patterson passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 79 after his long battle with cancer.
The pro wrestling world is sending out heartfelt messages for the deceased legend.
2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart is heartbroken over the news of Patterson’s death, and he issued the following statement regarding it on his Instagram account.
“I’m very sad to learn of the passing of wrestling legend Pat Patterson. Few minds in the profession had the depth that he did. He will stand as being one of the greatest visionaries and for having an incredible imagination that paved wrestling’s greatest memories.
I can count on one hand the people who had the deepest understanding of great psychology in pro wrestling, and perhaps Pat was the greatest ever. His ultimate contribution can never be properly measured, but to those who know, Pat will always stand the tallest.
Pat had so much to do with my success I don’t know where to start in thanking him. He had everything to do with the finish of my ‘96 WrestleMania 12 Ironman Match with Shawn Michaels.
In fact, I’d say it’s fair to say that both Shawn and I dedicated that match inspirationally to Pat. That match was our appreciation and gratitude from both of us.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 2, 1995) – WWF Superstars
On this day in 1995, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars’.
This episode was pre-taped in Salisbury, Maryland and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 5: Seasons Beatings’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
Razor Ramon vs. Ken Raper
King Mabel vs. Dave Thornberg & Jerry Faith
Ahmed Johnson vs. Jason Ahrnt
Owen Hart vs. Matt Hardy
Duke Drose vs. Reginald Walker
Psycho Sid & The 1-2-3 Kid vs. Hakushi & Barry Horowitz