WWE Hall of Famer and the first Intercontinental Champion Pat Patterson has died at age 79. The legendary Patterson wrestled for WWF in the late 70’s and early 80’s before becoming one of Vince McMahon’s most trusted advisers. He worked as an agent/producer/creative team member for 30 years.
Before joining WWF he was a top star in Montreal and then San Francisco and was one-half of one of the all-time great tag teams “The Blonde Bombers” with partner Ray Stevens.
In WWF Pat was known for coming up with creative finishes for matches and also was the brain behind the Royal Rumble match, which remains one of WWE’s hottest annual shows.
In honor of Pat, watch his legendary “Alley Fight” with Sgt Slaughter which won the Wrestling Observer Match of The Year award from 1981.