• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 2, 1989) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1989, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas and featured matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF No Holds Barred: The Match/The Movie’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
The Ultimate Warrior vs. Len Wagner
Bad News Brown vs. Chuck Coates
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty vs. Barry Horowitz & Conquistador #1
Ted DiBiase vs. Mark Reagan
The Red Rooster vs. Gene Ligon
Jim Duggan vs. Scott Colton
The Powers of Pain vs. Tom Fuller & Brian Johnson
• Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt & More React To Pat Patterson’s Death
WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson passed away at the age of 79 on Wednesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
WWE CEO Vince McMahon and other important people in the pro wrestling world have reacted to Patterson’s death on Twitter.
You can read all the tweets below:
Pat Patterson was more than the first Intercontinental Champion & father of the Royal Rumble Match. He helped lay the foundation for WWE as we know it. His mentorship shaped careers, his creativity sparked innovation and his friendship lifted spirits. Love you, Pat. We miss you. pic.twitter.com/TugpAOrN6O
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 2, 2020
Last time I saw you we were at MSG, you told me that I had found my way, that I’d made it. You told me that BlackJack would be proud if he could see me. I’ll never forget it. Thank you Pat, it meant more than you know. Rest well my friend.
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) December 2, 2020
Truly saddened to hear the loss of Pat Patterson.
— ♛Rey Mysterio❔ (@reymysterio) December 2, 2020
#PatPatterson was the #Yoda to my Luke. He taught me 90% of what I know about putting together a wrestling match. He was a confidant, a mentor, a collaborator, a comedian, a singer and most importantly… a friend. I love you Pat…this hockey puck is gonna miss you. pic.twitter.com/FnqzSZD8pH
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 2, 2020
I don't have the words to properly convey the respect and admiration I have for Pat Patterson.
— Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) December 2, 2020
Sure will miss all the knowledge for the business you where so generous to share and all the laughs and crazy story’s you would tell from the amazing life you lived. You were one of a kind Pat!!!! #RestEasyFriend
— Braun Strowman (@BraunStrowman) December 2, 2020
#RIPPatPatterson 💚 “Wait, your name is Pat too? What’s your last name?” “It’s Buck, sir.” Pat starts laughing. “Aha! I kept hearing Pat %uck and thought people were cursing me!” Thank you Pat for all your incredible contributions. 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/4ZxGD0MW5Q
— Pat Buck (@buckneverstops) December 2, 2020
PAT PATTERSON I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY OTHER THAN I LOVE YOU. YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL MIND FOR THIS BUSINESS AND BEAUTIFUL HEART FOR THIS WORLD. MY HEART IS BROKEN. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP #rip pic.twitter.com/XASbSUG0qO
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) December 2, 2020
The wrestling world lost the greatest “finish man” in our industry and more importantly a wonderful human being!
He certainly did things his way…if you’ve never heard him sing , here’s a great version..
Pat Patterson sings "My Way" https://t.co/3BWy9xR8Js
— Jeff Jarrett (@RealJeffJarrett) December 2, 2020