Pat Patterson

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Title History

  • NWA (San Francisco) United States title defeating Pedro Morales (August 9, 1969)
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Billy Graham defeating Ray Stevens & Peter Maivia (January 1971);
  • NWA San Francisco United States title defeating Rocky Johnson (February 12, 1972);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Lars Anderson & Paul DeMarco (December 6, 1972);
  • NWA San Francisco United States title defeating The Great Mephisto (April 28, 1973);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Kinji Shibuya & Great Mephisto (May 2, 1973);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Rocky Johnson defeating Kinji Shibuya & Masa Saito (November 1973);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Peter Maivia defeating Kurt Von Brauner & Karl Von Brauner (June 22, 1974);
  • NWA San Francisco United States title defeating The Brute (April 5, 1975);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Moondog Mayne defeating The Invaders (August 9, 1975);
  • NWA San Francisco United States title defeating Angelo Mosca (September 7, 1975);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Pedro Morales defeating The Invaders (October 29, 1975);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Tony Garea defeating Don Muraco & Invader #1 (May 15, 1976);
  • NWA San Francisco World Tag Team titles w/Pepper Gomez defeating Jimmy & Johnny Valiant (February 9, 1977);
  • NWA San Francisco United States title defeating Alexis Smirnoff in a Tournament Final (March 12, 1977);
  • AWA (American Wrestling Association) World Tag Team titles w/Ray Stevens [Awarded] (September 23, 1978);
  • WWF (World Wrestling Federation) Intercontinental title [Won a Fictional Tournament] (September 1979);
  • Canadian International Tag Team titles w/Raymond Rougeau defeating Gilles Poisson & Serge Dumont (June 2, 1980);
  • Canadian International Tag Team titles w/Raymond Rougeau defeating Pierre Lefebvre & Michel Dubois (1982);
  • Canadian International Tag Team titles w/Pierre Lefebvre defeating Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (1982);
  • Canadian International Tag Team titles w/Pierre Lefebvre defeating Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (1982);
  • Canadian International Tag Team titles w/Pierre Lefebvre defeating Jacques & Raymond Rougeau (September 1983);
  • WWF Hardcore title defeating Gerald Brisco (June 19, 2000);

Career Highlights

In The Beginning – San Francisco:

  • Pat Patterson wrestled as “Pretty Boy” Patterson, in the early-60’s, which included red lipstick, and pink tights..
  • Pat Patterson dominated the San Francisco territory, winning multiple U.S. titles, as well as several tag team titles with Rocky Johnson..
  • Pat Patterson also won the 1975 Cow Palace Battle Royal — a major event through the 70s..
  • Pat Patterson came back in 1981 to win the final Cow Palace Battle Royal when promoter Roy Shire was closing down the promotion..
  • Tamalie (via the Wrestling Classics Message Board wrote: In the early 1970s Pat Patterson wore a mask in the San Francisco area for a while. He always was billed under his own name and made no effort to hide his identity. His official reason for wearing a mask was to hide his facial expressions so his opponents couldn’t tell if he was in pain. The real reason was so he could load the mask with foreign objects to headbutt the babyfaces for cheap wins.

American Wrestling Association:

  • June 6, 1979: Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon defeated Pat Patterson & Ray Stevens for the AWA Tag Team title..

World Wrestling Federation:

  • 1979: Pat Patterson then joined the WWF, where he was managed by the Grand Wizard..
  • June 19, 1979: Pat Patterson won the WWF North American belt by defeating Ted DiBiase..
  • September 1979: Pat Patterson was awarded the first ever Intercontinental title in a fictional tournament in Rio de Janeiro..
  • ~~~The North American title was retired and replaced by the Intercontinental title..
  • 1980-81: Pat Patterson also started doing some commentary for the WWF after he turned face..
  • Pat Patterson worked for Dino Bravo & Gino Brito’s Montreal promotion..
  • 1980: Pat Patterson lost the Intercontinental title to Ken Patera..
  • Pat Patterson began a brutal feud with Sgt Slaughter, one of the biggest heels in the WWF..
  • April 1981 – NY MSG: Pat Patterson vs Sgt. Slaughter series of Boot Camp matches were some of the great WWF matches in the 80s..
  • Early 1980s: Pat Patterson headed back to Montreal to work for International Wrestling..
  • 1984: Pat Patterson officially retired from the ring..

World Wrestling Federation – The Office:

  • Pat Patterson becomes a WWF Official & Road Agent, as well as part time Booker..
  • 1992: Pat Patterson was one of the figures accused of sexual misconduct, and had to resign from the WWF until things cooled down.
  • Pat Patterson’s sexual orientation came out during the sex scandal, but luckily he was not scoffed at by the industry, and was rehired.
  • 1996: Pat Patterson is inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame..
  • Pat Patterson is known for putting finishing touches on the booking of top matches..
  • Pat Patterson is the godfather of Stephanie McMahon..

World Wrestling Federation – The Stooges:

  • Late 90s: Pat Patterson recieved a lot of TV exposure with Gerald Brisco as Vince McMahon’s stooges..
  • January 4, 1999–RAW: Kane defeated Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco in a Handicap match.
  • January 18, 1999–RAW: Chyna defeated Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco.
  • March 15, 1999–RAW: Shane McMahon w/Vince McMahon defeated The Legion of Doom (Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco).
  • March 22, 1999–RAW: The REAL Legion of Doom showed up and attacked Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco.
  • May 3, 1999–RAW: Gerald Brisco & Pat Patterson defeated The Mean Street Posse (Rodney & Pete Gas) by Count Out.
  • May 10, 1999–RAW: Gerald Brisco & Pat Patterson (who came out to “Real American”) defeated Pete Gas & Rodney..
  • June 7, 1999–RAW: X-Pac & Kane defeated Shane McMahon by Disqualification ..
  • ~~~The Mean Street Posse interfered and Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco ran down to beat them up..
  • June 14, 1999–RAW: Pat Patterson tried to quit but Gerald Brisco convinced him to stay..
  • ~~~Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco vs. Mideon & Viscera ended in a NO CONTEST when the Mean Streat Posse interfered.
  • June 21, 1999–RAW: Stone Cold Steve Austin came out and sat on top of a ladder on stage to address the McMahons..
  • ~~~Shawn Michaels showed up with his new “associates” Patterson & Brisco and booked matches for the show..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco vs. Vince McMahon & Shane McMahon ended in a No Contest..
  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~The Mean Street Posse including the debut of Joey Abs assaulted Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco..

World Wrestling Entertainment:

  • October 5, 2004: Pat Patterson gave his notice to the WWE and will leave the company after their next PPV (Taboo Tuesday)..
  • ~~~This stems after his comments were published critisizing Triple H being over-pushed and blaming him for the recent slump..
  • October 19, 2004 – Taboo Tuesday: The McMahons threw a “retirement” party in Pat Patterson’s honor after the PPV went off air..
  • October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Pat Patterson participated in a Legends Ceremony which included roughly two dozen Legends..
  • August 7, 2006: Pat Patterson underwent emergency heart surgery to remove a cyst the “size of a baseball” from the main artery.
  • October 13, 2006: Pat Patterson amazingly returned to the WWE as a Road Agent (now called a “Producer”)..
  • June 11, 2007–RAW: The Mr. McMahon “character” was tragically killed when his private limousine exploded into a ball of flames..
  • ~~~Pat Patterson was the last person Mr. McMahon made eye contact with before he walked out the building to his “death”..
  • May 27, 2007–Dory Funk’s BANG: Pat Patterson appeared a guest of Dory Funk Jr. at the Funking Conservatory..
  • December 10, 2007–RAW 15th Anniversary: Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco made a appearances on the show..
  • September 13, 2009–WWE Breaking Point: Pat Patterson was introduced as the first ever WWE Intercontinental champion..
  • ~~~Dolph Ziggler interrupted and disrespected Pat Patterson until John Morrison showed up and personally took care of Ziggler..
  • March 29, 2010–RAW: Christian defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. in a Legends Lumberjack match..
  • ~~~Lumberjacks: “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, IRS (Mike Rotundo), Arn Anderson, Pat Patterson, Tony Garea ..
  • ~~~Lumberjacks: Rowdy Roddy Piper, Nick Bockwinkel, Sgt. Slaughter, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, & Jerry “The King” Lawler ..