The Wrestling World Reacts To Pat Patterson’s Death
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WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson passed away on Wednesday morning, and various members of the wrestling world have already commented on his passing. From Shane McMahon and Jim Ross to Taz and Brian Myers, Patterson touched countless lives. McMahon called him “a mentor and a dear friend.” Ross called him “a true legend.” Court Bauer Tweeted that Patterson was a genius.
Triple H also responded with an emotional message. Kevin Owens and Matt Rehwoldt, formerly known as Aiden English, also shared their thoughts. Kayla Braxton, Shane Helms, and IMPACT Wrestling also shared posts on Twitter. Ric Flair also paid tribute to his friend.
A Great Wrestler, He And Ray Were Second To None, A Fabulous Mind, Caring And Thoughtful, Always Had A Smile On His Face. Just To List A Few Of Many! The Last Thing I Can Remember Him Saying To Me Is “She Is So Damn Good Ricky, Are You Sure She Is Your Daughter?” RIP Pat! 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/KHzabO7v7G
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) December 2, 2020
No words can describe what he gave to us. His body as an in-ring performer, his mind as a storyteller, and his spirit as a beloved member of our large @WWE family. I will miss him for so many reasons… it’s never goodbye, it’s see ya down the road. Love you, Pat. Abooze
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 2, 2020
I can not express how crushed I feel right now with the loss of Pat Patterson. A true member of my family, mentor and dear friend.
I love you Pat.
God speed. pic.twitter.com/FdaAFnsw8m
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) December 2, 2020
Shook to hear the loss of an absolute legend in Pat Patterson. From an incredible in ring career to influencing countless superstars and matches behind the scenes to finally being able to tell his story and his truth after having to hide for so long. We’re forever in his debt.
— Matt Rehwoldt (@DramaKingMatt) December 2, 2020
I can’t believe it…
I’ll really miss you, Pat.
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) December 2, 2020
RIP to an icon. This one hurts. Highly recommend his book ‘Accepted.’ His legacy will live on through the courage of so many others like him today. 🏳️🌈❤️ https://t.co/rBrmFtNJB0
— Jake Atlas (@JakeAtlas_) December 2, 2020
Sorry to hear the sad news of Pat Patterson passing away. Pat was a really funny guy…not stop smiling & busting chops. No doubt one of the greatest finish men in the history of the business. #RIP pic.twitter.com/Hy6D2cAKrK
— head honcho (@OfficialTAZ) December 2, 2020
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 2, 2020
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of wrestling legend Pat Patterson. We offer our condolences to his friends and family.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 2, 2020
Just heard of the passing this morning if the great, Pat Patterson.
True legend of the pro wrestling business.
A wonderful mentor who taught me so much.
RIP old friend. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/t61R9yCze1
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 2, 2020
Wow – what a loss for the @wwe family. There was never a time I saw Pat Patterson backstage at a show or event where he wasn’t smiling or trying to make people laugh. Thanks for always being kind to me during our interactions. Your bright spirit will be missed.
— Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) December 2, 2020
Damn 😞 Pat helped me in the early years of my WWE run as much as anyone. His words of advice, while colorful, were some that I kept and used for the entirety of my career. A one of a kind personality for sure. His contributions to the biz are legendary. https://t.co/wDedA4iGHG
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) December 2, 2020
RIP To The Legend Pat Patterson 🙏🏾
— Baron Black (@TheEmpBruh) December 2, 2020
The sport has lost a genius in Pat Patterson. Brilliant finish man & superb bell-to–bell storyteller. A man who called it like he saw it. Also, a helluva wrestler and karaoke guy.
Pat whaling Sinatra's "Did it my way" always seemed appropriate for this trailblazer. #RIPPat
— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) December 2, 2020
— Brian Myers (@Myers_Wrestling) December 2, 2020