• The Rock Pays Heartfelt Tribute To Pat Patterson
The pro-wrestling world is sending out heartfelt messages for the deceased Hall of Famer.
WWF/E Legend The Rock also took time to pay a tribute to Patterson on Instagram.
You can read his post below:
“RIP Pat. You’ll be missed 💔
Rough phone calls to get this morning to tell me, our dear family member, Pat Patterson who was my pro wrestling mentor and father figure has passed away.
A @wwe hall of famer, TRUE trailblazer and one of the most brilliantly creative wrestling minds the industry has ever known.
He was also responsible for calling Vince McMahon when I was training to become a pro wrestler (my $7 bucks days) and said, “Vince you gotta see this kid work in the ring”.
Vince flew me to RAW a few weeks later and I had my first match EVER in Corpus Christie, Texas.
The rest is history and years later, here I am writing this post.
* cue Sinatra’s MY WAY (Pat’s favorite to sing)
…I’ve lived a life that’s full,
I traveled each and every highway
But more, much more than this
I did it my way…
Love you, Pat.
And THANK YOU.
I’ll see you down the road 🥃 🖤 “
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 2, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 12: It’s Time’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Flash Funk vs. The Goon
2. Fake Diesel vs. Phinneas I. Godwinn
3. Justin Bradshaw vs. Jesse James
4. Marc Mero & Jake Roberts vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley & Billy Gunn