Pat Patterson hasn’t had an easy life. After getting kicked out of his house at 17 for falling in love with a man and struggling to enter the U.S. wrestling rings without knowing a word of English, Pat persevered and fought his way to the top. Now, this legendary WWE Hall of Famer is known as one of the greatest success stories in WWE history.
In his documentary “I Did It My Way”, Pat guides us through his journey from the beginning. From his humble start in Montréal, Canada, to his big break in America with other wrestling greats like Ray Stevens, learn all about how he came to be Pat Patterson and the struggles he went through to make it to the top, both in and out of the ring.
Learn more about Pat Patterson in his new memoir,
Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE
“Pat is one of the greatest mentors I’ve ever had in the world of sports-entertainment.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love . . . with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, he was determined to succeed in the squared circle. Back when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling.
In this fascinating and revealing memoir of revolutionary talent, pioneer, and creative savant, Patterson recalls the trials and tribulations of climbing to the upper ranks of sports-entertainment — as a performer and, later, as a backstage creative force.
Many in the WWE Universe know Pat Patterson as a ring legend, the prestigious first holder of WWE’s Intercontinental Championship, a WWE Hall of Famer, and one of Vince McMahon’s “stooges” during the Attitude Era. But Patterson is no stooge. He has long been one of Vince McMahon’s trusted advisors. His impact and importance to the nascent stages of WWE are nearly comparable to that of the Chairman himself. Still active in WWE today, Pat delivers his no-holds-barred story of going from unknown to WWE luminary.
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